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The author recalls the long, personal struggle he had with accepting evolution, due to the challenges evolution posed for the Fundamentalist Evangelical beliefs he was taught since early childhood. He relates how he eventually was able to accept evolution and to reconcile it with his Christian faith, but not without yielding his former fundamentalist dogmatism. At the end of the essay, the author describes some key ways that evolution impacts traditional Christian theology.


Published in Nazarenes Exploring Evolution, edited by Sherri B. Walker and Thomas Jay Oord. Boise, ID: SacraSage Press, 2014

This book is available , in print, at Benner Library.

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