I thank everyone who answered my post about stimulating curiosity.
I am consistently running into a problem. The campus ministers of various groups are not trained to answer questions about evolution or at least explain the spectrum of opinions.
At the University of Texas at Dallas, there is a cloud of antievolutionism among these ministries.
An Intervarsity staff member told me apologetics issues are directed to one single apologetics ministry on campus, Reasonable Faith. A heavily ID oriented organization. Due to its link with Probe Ministries.
When I was on Campus Crusade in the 1990s, it was essentially the same way.
I assume the Baptist and Presbyterian ministries also lean in a Discovery Institute direction.
When science professors come up.
Discovery has done a very thorough job in America of getting a hearing with these national campus ministries. In fact, I am not sure BioLogos or the American Scientific Affiliation get any hearing at all.
So the student is left in a situation caught between Michael Behe and his science professor who went to Cornell, is doing research, and is bewildered and maybe scared creationism will take over his kids’ public school science class.
College students keep their heads down though for the most part. When I ask biology professors if Christian kids ever challenge them, most say no.
But it is unfortunate ECs don’t get a hearing with Intervarsity, Crusade, et alia. It is unfortunate all the students learn from Reasonable Faith is to wage a culture war against the biology department.
I invite your suggestions about how these campus ministries could be motivated to consider the EC perspective. I want to engage Reasonable Faith staff. Also, any critiques you have of the POV shared above are welcome.