Re: evolution and the sabbath

Allan Harvey (aharvey@boulder.nist.gov)
Thu, 11 Feb 1999 08:24:46 -0700

At 07:58 AM 2/11/99 -0700, James K. Gruetzner wrote (with regard to
describing Christians who are scientists):
>
>> One should never trade accuracy for expediency. I myself use the term
>> "scientists-who-are-Christians."
>
> At times I use that, too, but a more accurate one might be "scientist
>Christians."

Sometimes I phrase it as "Christians in science."

The aspect I think both James and I are emphasizing is making "Christian"
the main descriptor, and the part about science a secondary modifier,
emphasizing that our primary commitment is to Christ. Sort of like
preferring "evolutionary creationist" to "theistic evolutionist" because
it better expresses which is the primary thing (God's status as Creator)
and which is secondary (how he did the creating).

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