"Adamant on Adam"
Here is an excerpt from the article.
Tensions continue between Christian scholars and their institutions over how to present the findings of science while upholding theological convictions.I have to admit, I was kind of surprised to read about Dr. Longman questioning the historicity of Adam. I have always held him in pretty high regard, and I still do. But I am troubled by this trend.
Westmont College biblical scholar Tremper Longman III was disinvited last year from further adjunct teaching at RTS due to questioning in a video whether Adam was a historical person. Biologist Richard Colling resigned last year from Olivet Nazarene University amid ongoing controversy over Random Designer, his 2004 book which was banned from Olivet classrooms for arguing that God is behind evolution.
Is there a tension over how to reconcile some of the details of creation with Scripture? Yes. I would be naive to think otherwise. But I'm still a long ways from adopting theistic evolution. I think it has problems biblically and scientifically.
I was also disappointed the article quoted Howard J. Van Till from Calvin College, but failed to mention that he has moved away from the Reformed tradition into "freethought," which is at best a rather ambiguous position on religion. (I have heard from two reputable sources that Van Till no longer even considers himself a Christian.) I think it's important for the article's author to state Van Till's current position, considering the article is citing him as an authoritative source representing mainstream Christianity.