Yeah, I know Jefferson said “Church and State” in his letter to the Danbury Baptist Association back in 1802, but today’s article “Believing Scripture but Playing by Science’s Rules” seems to invoke a similar wall that, apparently, “young earth” evangelicals are OK with.

I have to say, though, at least this is being talked about. My own field seems reluctant to ask similar questions: Can one be a professional scholar of religion and yet hold deep religious faith? There are a ton of ethical implications here, both for the scientific study of… well, science, but also the “religious study of religion…”