The first is that Apologetics usually pits faith against science or vice versa. BioLogos wisely seeks to avoid this pitfall However that means that the issues are best discussed by putting science against science and faith against faith. When we put faith against science, we can see that neither side is going to give in, and that is why there has been so little progress in resolving the issue of evolution over the years.
Of course that is why Creationism creates Creation Science based on the belief that true science would reflect the “Biblical” truth that God created the universe in 6 days. Predictably Creation Science and ID do not work, because they are not really scientific. Nonetheless the debate discredits the fact that Christians should be Truth seekers, and this Truth goes beyond the Bible.
Therefore we need again to discuss good theology.as opposed to bad theology and sound science vs. unverified science. On discussing theology with YEC it is clear that their theology is fixated on one passage in the Bible, Gen 1. That is not how to do theology, esp. when it contradicts an important NT passage, John1 Oddly BioLogos does not use this fact in its search for Truth…
So a serious problem is how to penetrate the evangelical ghetto that allows for only one understanding of Gen1. But there is still another conflict that separates all Christians from evolution, and that is our understanding of the basic nature of the universe. Do we live in a Chaos or a Cosmos?
The answer is clear according to both science and theology, we live in a cosmos! Neither nature nor God makes any sense if there is no order in the universe, and yet Dawkins wants us to believe on little hard evidence that evolution is a special case where science is not based on rational natural law, but chance. Good science as practiced by the late Lynn Margulis, E. O. Wilson, and many others disproves this untruth.
These issues need to be addressed, so science can better be science, and creationists can be better Christians, and so we can reduce the needless division, confusion, and conflict in the world today.