In case you ask, the first half of my username is derived from the Russian phrase S nami bog, which means “God With Us”.
I am a former YEC, having slowly moved away from it after college and am new to Evolutionary Creationism. When I was in high school, a quasi-fundamentalist private Christian school, YEC was the main creed in terms of protology and Dispensationalism its eschatological partner. Of course, I wasn’t as mature in my faith as I am now, so as you can imagine, I pretty much lapped up Ken Ham’s material when I could.
I’m not quite sure how I broke away from YEC. It may have had something to do with being able to see Scripture beyond the plain-text reading employed by the New Atheists and fundamentalists. Stuff like linguistics, anthropology, sociology, and even geography at some points painted a more vivid picture of what made the authors of the Old and New Testaments write what they did.
Perhaps that stuff, particularly the language factor, led to me questioning stuff in the YEC narrative like Flood Geology (The Hebrew word eretz, used in the Noah story, refers to a finite area of land, not the entire planet).
But that aside, I’m hoping to be a writer and I hope I can get a hand with a project I’m currently working on.