Rich McGee is Director of International Expansion for Christian Leadership Ministries. His responsibility is to help mobilize Christian professors on the CLM network for world evangelism, connecting them with a variety of international ministry opportunities. He directed CLM's ministry at Southern Methodist University from 1982 until 1989. Rich earned a Th.M. in Old Testament from Dallas Theological Seminary in 1981. He is a member of the American Scientific Affiliation. Rich and his wife have three children, and live in Garland, TX.
As in the last Real Issue, our purpose in focusing on faith and science in this edition is twofold: to provide valuable information from leading thinkers whom God is using, and to inspire Christian professors to combine this with their own research to develop scientific apologetics presentations. God is raising up professors to present the gospel in a winsome and credible way to today's academic community. Is He calling you?
Fritz Schaefer, author of the lead article, is one to emulate. He has given this talk 10 times in the last year-and-a-half to over 3000 students and professors in meetings initiated by CLM.
Christian Leadership is an evangelistic and discipleship ministry. With all of Campus Crusade for Christ, we are committed to the inerrancy of the Bible and the Lordship of Christ. CLM does not officially subscribe to an old-earth or young-earth view. As Francis Schaeffer stated, "From a study of the Bible itself one could hold either position." (No Final Conflict, p. 30.)
However, the old-earth, progressive creation view held by many evangelical Bible scholars, like James Boice, Gleason Archer and others who formed the International Council on Biblical Inerrancy, is affirmed by many leading professors in our ministry, such as Fritz Schaefer and Walter Bradley. Their loyalty to Christ and to God's Word is above reproach. Much information is readily available on the young-earth view also, and we welcome involvement from both perspectives.