During a workshop for the BioLogos Foundation, founded in 2007 by Francis Collins, the evangelical, Old Testament scholar Bruce Waltke said that the evangelical Christian community needs to engage with the world and accept evolution, or face a crisis. "If the data is overwhelmingly in favor of evolution, to deny that reality will make us a cult ... some odd group that is not really interacting with the world," Waltke says, according to Inside Higher Ed.

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