Interesting how differently we see Mr. Johnson.
You both, of course, may be right. Apparently, from what you say, his
writings are having more success in "evangelical" churches than in the
mainline ones (I am a PCUSA member).
Do either of you know him personally? How well? Does the fact that he is a
lawyer color your opinion of him?
I assume the answer to the last is "no." It does seem to color the opinions
of some I've encountered.
Does the fact that he is "not a scientist" color your opinion of him? Same
comment as before.
I appreciate the added insight. It would seem to me that someone ought to
write a "letter to the editor" probing the very point you both raised with
Phil, one which he would feel obliged to answer carefully. Maybe this has
happened already. Is such an exchange anywhere on the net?
Appreciate the dialog on this.