Darrel Falk & Todd Wood: The Fool, the Heretic & the God Whose Standard is Love

FREE PUBLIC EVENT: TWU Science, Faith, and Human Flourishing and the CSCA present an evening discussion with Darrel R. Falk (Professor of Biology, Emeritus, Point Loma Nazarene University) and Todd C. Wood (Founding President, Core Academy of Science). Moderated by Rob Barrett (Director of Forums and Scholarship, The Colossian Forum).

Join us for a special evening with Darrel R. Falk (Evolutionary Creationist) and Todd C. Wood (Young-Earth Creationist), discussing their new book, The Fool and the Heretic: How Two Scientists Moved beyond Labels to a Dialog about Creation and Evolution (Zondervan).

Discussions of the science and theology of creation has been the source of strenuous conflicts among Christians.  Darrel Falk and Todd Wood are Christians who hold different positions on creation, and hold them strongly.  However, with a shared bond in Christ, through a series of conversations facilitated by The Colossian Forum, they have developed an ability to communicate well, care for one another, and pursue truth and love in edifying ways.

More on Their Co-Authored Book:
In a brief, memoir-like narrative, The Fool and the Heretic tracks the improbable relationship between two scientists who not only hold opposing views on their deeply held views of origins, but believe each is doing serious damage to the church. The book is a deeply personal story told by two respected scientists who hold opposing views on the topic of origins, share a common faith in Jesus Christ, and began a sometimes-painful journey to explore how they can remain in Christian fellowship when each thinks the other is harming the church. To some in the church, anyone who accepts the theory of evolution has rejected biblical teaching and is therefore thought of as a heretic. To many outside the church as well as a growing number of evangelicals, anyone who accepts the view that God created the earth in six days a few thousand years ago must be poorly educated and ignorant–a fool. Todd Wood and Darrel Falk know what it’s like to be thought of, respectively, as a fool and a heretic. This book shares their pain in wearing those labels, but more important, provides a model for how faithful Christians can hold opposing views on deeply divisive issues yet grow deeper in their relationship to each other and to God. (source)

For further information about the authors and the event visit: The Fool, the Heretic & the God Whose Standard is Love.