For a review of the scandal – yes, that is exactly how it will be thought of for the forseeable future – see this well-researched Inside Higher Ed piece here. Since the video in question is now off-line, it is worth providing a few salient quotes:
Waltke on the video:
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. And rightly so, because we are not using our gifts and trusting God's Providence that brought us to this point of our awareness.
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[If the data is overwhelmingly in favor of evolution] ... to deny the reality would be to deny the truth of God in the world and would be to deny truth. So I think it would be our spiritual death if we stopped loving God with all of our minds and thinking about it, I think it's our spiritual death. ... So I see this all as part of the growth of the church. We are much more mature by this dialog that we're having, and I think this is how we come to the unity of the faith, is that we wrestle with these issues. We're all in the body of Christ as one Lord, one Faith, one Baptism. And we may disagree with one another, but we are really interacting in a very serious way, trusting God's truth. And that we are testing what is true and holding fast to that which is good and we are the richer for it. And if we don't do that we are going to die.
Note the “if,” which is important after all. What I don’t like about the Biologos Foundation is that it removes the “if” for purposes of discussion way too often. That closes down dialogue and predetermines the outcome.
Which is symmetrical to the position of RTS. As I understand it, it is beyond the pale according to RTS to acknowledge the possibility that,
(1) f rom a biological point of view, homo sapiens sapiens, the other hominids paleoanthropologists study, and primates in general are what they seem to be, related by descent, and that,
(2) from a theological point of view and a theo-anthropological point of view, everything said about the creation and fall of homo sapiens sapiens in Genesis 1-3 is true in the widest and deepest terms imaginable.
If that is the position RTS is taking, that is certainly its prerogative. But what is the fallout of drawing the lines in this way?
Basically this: anyone one who has read deeply and widely in biology and has come to the conclusion that the theory of evolution accounts for the evidence better than the alternatives is kindly disinvited from RTS’s version of the Reformed tradition.
I can think of no more important task in the world today than to bring the riches of the Reformed tradition to the table within the Christian family and in the public square. Precisely for that reason, I hold the stance of RTS to be counter-productive.
RTS does not seem to get it that by drawing the lines in the sand as it does, it forfeits the possibility that it might have a significant role to play in the aforementioned endeavor. The resignation of Bruce Waltke from RTS marks an act of auto-ghettoization on the part of RTS.