Watermark church I assume is one of the most influential in the South, if not America.
It’s membership is certainly in the thousands, and it is sitting among apartment complexes in a highly urban section of Dallas, and its clientele look to be young white urban professionals who are de- or unchurched. Burnouts and secular youth.
Its pastor Todd Wagner is in his 50s and an athlete who went to Dallas Theological Seminary. He often refers to the culture warrior Francis Schaeffer in his book.
Tomorrow night there is this apologetics discussion called Great Questions. Twenty two apologists trained by a Biola grad rotate in leading discussions. Biola is I think strongly ID oriented.
Next year the Discovery Institute is holding its annual conference at Watermark.
So the church is thick with anti evolution. Finally a Probe Ministries staff conducts regular discussions about science at Watermark.
The apologists rank science issues low on the list of priorities. They talk about essentials of the faith, convictions, and opinions. Science issues are to them a matter of opinion.
People in the groups hardly ever ask about science. They ask about the resurrection, reliability of the Bible etc,
If I engage these apologists, especially this Biola trained leader guy about evolution, how should I speak to him about Darwin?
I cannot say God isn’t using this church in a powerful way. I don’t want to disturb their work with burnouts and the lost.
But they are creating culture warriors regarding science.