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Intelligent Design theorists have been reminding us for years that Darwinism is more than just a scientific concept.  It is, in fact, more than just an ideology. It is a full-blown theology—built on metaphysical assumptions about a closed universe and a theodicy that requires a blind process rather than a personal Designer in order to make sense of a nature red in tooth and claw.

The latest issue of Touchstone magazine takes on the Darwinian spin doctors with an examination of the most recent thinking on Intelligent Design.  Copies of the issue would be a fruitful discussion-starter for church Bible studies or campus ministries. It can also serve as a spur toward evangelism with secular-minded intellectuals.  Touchstone editor David Mills writes one of the most thought-provoking articles of the issue—an examination of why Darwinists seem so captivated by the possibility of extraterrestrial life (read article).  More on this later, but, in the meantime, click here to order the issue and here to subscribe.

We live in a fearful and cowardly time. The crisis we face is not a crisis of clarity but a crisis of courage.


About Russell Moore

Russell Moore is Public Theologian at Christianity Today and Director of Christianity Today’s Public Theology Project.