Crandall University is seemingly holding a symposium put on by Dr. Paul Allen of Concordia University in March on “exploring the themes of human nature, faith and evolution, in the light of science”. This symposium is being sponsored by Biologos which is an organization that promotes the idea that the macro evolutionary theory is consistent with the bible. The focus of this organization is to discredit intelligent design or creation science in an attempt to persuade christians to embrace evolution and in return reject biblical innerancy and the historicity of many portions of scripture.
For a University that stood so strongly against the pressure of Gay Activists to conform to the secular left, I was left bewildered by this scheduled symposium. There have been several responses to biologos (for exampes see here and here) and warnings about the aggressive nature of the organization in underminding the authenticity of the biblcial witness however Crandall is seemingly unaware or simply have no problem with throwing away the reputation of the University as well as the scriptures by hosting this organization. The association of the University with Biologos is telling that perhaps liberalism is beginning to creep into a fine University which once upheld an Orthodox biblical standard.
I would encourage Christians in the Greater Moncton Area as well as students of Crandall University to avoid this symposium and write to the University to question why such an organization as Biologos would be allowed to hold such an event on their grounds.
Let’s pray that Crandall University comes to its senses!