Lessons from the Ken Ham vs. Bill Nye Creation Debate

Rick Phillips

I was one of the thousands whose internet browsers were humming on February 4 with the video feed coming from the Creation Museum in Northern Kentucky.  I watched with affectionate support of an earnest brother seeking to promote biblical doctrine and with an ear open to the critique of an attractive secularist personality.  I did not expect real ground to be gained in the debate between evolution and biblical creation.  My interest was mainly devoted to insights that this debate would shed on the relationship of biblical Christianity to a cultural dominated by hostile secularism.  In this respect, I found the debate to be instructive, and would like to highlight three points that I thought were of interest.