Re: [asa] Youth leaving churches because of old earth

From: Michael Roberts <>
Date: Fri Aug 14 2009 - 02:32:05 EDT

In geology, Wheaton simply teach straight old earth geology as the only
alternative available!! Many students are from YEC backgrounds..

An interesting article on the teaching of geology at Wheaton is to be found

Here are some things in print or in press:

Moshier, S. O., Maas, D. E., and Greenberg, J. K. 2009. From the beginning:
faith and geology at evangelical Wheaton College. In M. Kobel-Ebert (ed.)
Geology and Religion: Historical Views of an Intense Relationship between
Harmony and Hostility. The Geological Society, London, Special Publications,
310, 299-314.

Moshier, S. O., Arnold, D., Funck, L. L., Lewis, R. J., Smith, A. J.,
Walton, J. H., Wharton, W. R. 2007. Theories of Origins: A Multi- and
Interdisciplinary Course for Undergraduates and Wheaton College.
Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith, 59, 289-296.

Note where the first paper is. Sadly the book is expensive .

----- Original Message -----
From: "gordon brown" <Gordon.Brown@Colorado.EDU>
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Sent: Friday, August 14, 2009 3:35 AM
Subject: RE: [asa] Youth leaving churches because of old earth

> On Mon, 10 Aug 2009, James Patterson wrote:
>> However, that being said, I was just looking at the wiki for seminaries
>> and
>> then looked at Wheaton College. The wiki for Wheaton says "Some regard it
>> as
>> the finest of the Evangelical colleges with respect to its reputation of
>> academic rigor." They have a course and major in Biology:
>> It would be interesting to see how they
>> "base [their] approach to biology on the Biblical view of God as creator
>> and
>> sustainer of the universe, introducing biology majors and other students
>> to
>> the concepts of biology and helping them to discover and interpret the
>> characteristics of nature as part of God's creation." Does anyone know
>> whether they vigorously teach the different views on the age of the
>> earth,
>> YEC/OEC/EC/naturalism?
> James,
> The ASA has quite a few members from Wheaton, IL, and several of them are
> biologists. I don't know whether any of them are still on this list, but
> it would seem to be possible that you might get your question answered
> authoritatively from someone on this list.
> Gordon Brown (ASA member)
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