New Creation Theology Society Formed
PhDs in theology are joining with PhDs in science to collaborate on research regarding the Bible and science.
There have been creation research societies since the 1960s, concentrating on scientific questions regarding flood geology, genetics, and all aspects of biology. Some papers in their journals have overlapped with theological questions, but now there will be a society dedicated to that juncture: the Creation Theology Society.
Our purpose is as follows: “In the tradition of theology as the queen of the sciences, the CTS seeks to develop a community of biblical scholarship that initiates and undergirds interdisciplinary creation research.”
The organizers planned this venture last summer. Their website, creationtheologysociety.org, announces that they completed registration in November as a non-profit organization in the state of Georgia. On December 19th, they began inviting memberships from scholars for collaboration and for contributing content. They have already posted previously published articles by professor Dr Bill Barrick, Hebrew scholar Dr Stephen Boyd and others.
CTS is planning a conference in late 2021 and will be publishing a peer-reviewed journal. Interested individuals can also become associate members for gaining access to printed materials and for attending conferences.
The new society will be partnering with the Creation Biology Society and the Creation Geology Society. Aware that some organizations dealing with creation and theology have drifted away from Biblical inerrancy into compromise positions like theistic evolution, the founders of CTS determine to maintain a conservative Biblical position as indicated in their statement of purposes and goals and doctrinal statement.
The Bible is “theology with its feet on the ground.” It is not just a theology book; it has much to say about creation and the observable natural world. Its theological positions on the nature of God, human sin, Christ and salvation overlap heavily with references to nature that can be tested. While it is a large book, with sufficient information for how to know God, it leaves many questions in the white spaces for investigators to explore. Its numerous topics need diligent classification, comparison and organization to avoid error, and input from the natural sciences to keep its feet on the ground.
It is the glory of God to conceal things, but the glory of kings is to search things out. —Proverbs 25:2.
Theologians tend to be scientifically untrained, while scientists (even Christians) are often unaware of theological foundations for science. CTS is a much-needed interdisciplinary collaboration where conservative scholars in science and in theology can have fruitful discussions and publish peer-reviewed material with insights from both disciplines. We wish them well and look forward to their contributions.