I am informed that Karl Giberson, formerly Executive Vice President of The BioLogos Foundation, has left the organization. He has disappeared from their posted list of “team members,” hasn’t yet been replaced, and confirmed to me by email that he resigned.
If you’ve followed this site, you’ll know that I often crossed swords with Karl, including an online debate for USA Today and many writtten exchanges on this site, BioLogos, and PuffHo. Despite our very strong disagreements about science and faith, I grew to like the guy, bestowing on him the affectionate title of “Uncle Karl.” I wish him luck.
The fact that he’s gone makes me think that there’s big trouble at BioLogos. In fact, I’ll go out on a limb and predict the ultimate demise of the Foundation—and good riddance to their science-polluting ways! BioLogos seems to be increasingly courting evangelical Christians, becoming obsessed with futile and nonsensical tasks like reconciling Adam and Eve with modern knowledge of genetics. If I know the Templeton Foundation, which is committed to supporting BioLogos until 2012, they’re going to see this as a losing proposition and not renew their support.