Of Royal Robes & Lilies

Sentimentality is Never an Appropriate Hermeneutic

I am a recovering Darwinist. My recovery comes after spending literal decades entrenched in Darwinism—from the time I fell in love with anthropologist Richard Leakey at the tender age of seven to life after completing a B.S. in molecular biology, accumulating an impressive evolution library—Darwin was like a life-long best friend.

Unfortunately, my high regard for Darwin facilitated a rather low regard for biblical authority, instilling what I recently learned to be a sentimentalist view towards God. Such sentimentalism is not unique in Western society; as Dr. Samuel Gregg, research director at the  

Emily has had a lifelong appreciation for science, teaching, and research. She graduated summa cum laude from California State University, Fresno with a BS degree in molecular biology and a minor in cognitive psychology. As an undergraduate, she conducted summer research in immunology, microbiology, behavioral and cognitive psychology, scanning tunneling microscopy and genetics; she also published research in the Journal of Experimental Psychology, and co-authored a chapter on scanning tunneling microscopy. She is currently completing a Master’s degree in Instructional Design and Technology at University of Cincinnati and a Certificate in Apologetics with the Talbot School of Theology at Biola University. Emily has had the joy of teaching high school chemistry, organic chemistry, physics, anatomy & physiology, and pre-engineering classes over the last thirteen years. As a former Darwinian evolutionist, Emily enjoys stating the case for intellectual agency, considering the arguments posited by the intelligent design movement as much more credible than those proffered by Darwinists.

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