Yes, I really should reduce the time I’m spending here on the Forum; it’s a very busy season for me personally and I’ve been giving this a disproportionate amount of my time and energies. It’s a bad habit of mine, which is why nobody’s seen me here on the Forum in a long time.
Thankfully, evolution has not brought me trouble from within the church. However, honestly this is because I keep my views secret to all but good and trusted friends & family. I once “liked” BioLogos on my Facebook page (which I don’t use anymore), and my senior pastor actually confronted me about it over breakfast together and said that I might not want to do that because people might get the idea that I agree with what BioLogos teaches. I didn’t set him straight, but nor did I unlike BioLogos. =)
My identity on the Forum is ever-so-thinly veiled, and this occasionally worries me, frankly. I’ve talked about my area of expertise that I’m published in here, without calling it my area of expertise as such, and I’ve been foolish enough to leak potential identifying demographic information about my children. My name barely hides my identity. But my livelihood depends in part on maintaining my Evangelical bona fides, and in some of my circles, evolution is among the vilest of heresies. Posting on here carries a very real risk for me.
Anyway, I look forward to seeing the next chapters in “gracious dialogue” between Dennis and your people. Bless you!