Pete Enns has just put up his most recent post on Al Mohler’s views on Adam and Evolution which were aired on NPR about a month ago. The post is vintage-Pete and should be helpful to anyone who is approaching this question with an open mind. Here he makes two points: 1) Adam is not nearly as “central” a figure to the Biblical story as Mohler and other creationists make him out to be, and 2) the Apostle Paul’s discussions of Adam simply cannot give us closure on the question of human origins. He writes,
All Christians must take with utmost seriousness how Paul understands Adam in light of Christ, and entire books are written on the subject.
But we must not think that Paul ends the current discussion on human origins, which is where Mohler is leading. It is at best premature, if not off the mark, to suggest that Paul ends the discussion of human origins or prevents Christians from adopting scientific models.
Pete articulates some of his major points on the Apostle Paul’s discussions of Adam and their (ir)relevance to the question of humanity’s evolutionary origins on this video from the BioLogos Foundation: