No, this is not a crisis of faith and I haven’t had a catastrophic shift in theology. The theory of evolution is preposterous, not based on the science or evidence based theorem but its dismissive nature to the obvious existence of God and the beauty of His creation (if you’re interested take a look at my blog titled ‘Artisan God’ and consider your nose).
Putting aside Darwinism, I want to explore evolution as a principal and the fundamental idea of going forward… progression, momentum.
Romans chapter twelve verse two reads ‘and let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think.’ If there is any part of me that needs to evolve it’s my thinking.
Here is my premise, if I can get more of God into my thinking then I will see things differently. My vision will evolve. I’ll see the world in different colours, through balanced emotions that will lead to a godly perspective and then everything will advance forward, progress, evolve.
In his book Futureville, Skye Jethani suggests that progress assumes advancement and through advancement life is destined to improve.
In a Gospel narrative Jesus pummeled relentlessly the rulers of the day to allow the idea of evolution to invade their thinking. The very notion that infant thinking was what was needed to capture heaven was enough to cause a brain explosion and a mind meltdown. Consider just for a second Jesus’ words in Matthew 18:3 “Unless you change and become like little children you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” Yet today we suffer the same ailment that cripples progress and scoffs at evolved thinking.
So what am I advocating here? Nothing except what the scripture encourages us straight from the heart of God, so let God change the way you think… Sounds evolutionary to me.