Monday, February 05, 2007


Evolution Sunday

The Discovery Institute, a Seattle-based intelligent design belief tank, insists that evolution is just another name for atheism.

How then do they explain that so far, 567 congregations from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, American Virgin Islands, and five foreign countries are scheduled to participate in Evolution Sunday?

How too do they explain the more than 10,000 clergy members who have signed on to the Clergy Letter Project, which states in part:
Within the community of Christian believers there are areas of dispute and disagreement, including the proper way to interpret Holy Scripture. While virtually all Christians take the Bible seriously and hold it to be authoritative in matters of faith and practice, the overwhelming majority do not read the Bible literally, as they would a science textbook. Many of the beloved stories found in the Bible – the Creation, Adam and Eve, Noah and the ark – convey timeless truths about God, human beings, and the proper relationship between Creator and creation expressed in the only form capable of transmitting these truths from generation to generation. Religious truth is of a different order from scientific truth. Its purpose is not to convey scientific information but to transform hearts.

On Feb. 11, Evolution Sunday, religious leaders will deliver sermons explaining that religion and science are not adversaries. Here in Kansas, the following churches will participate:

United Church of the Good Shepherd
Kansas City, KS
The Rev. Anton K. Jacobs, Ph.D.

Plymouth Congregational Church (UCC)
Lawrence, KS
Peter Luckey, Senior Pastor

Unity Church of Christianity
Topeka, KS
The Rev. Michael Jamison

University United Methodist Church
Wichita, KS
The Rev. Phillip Shull

Progressive Christian Gathering
Winfield, KS
The Rev. Allen Polen

You can find a listing of all the churches that will particpate here.


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