Here are some initial thoughts, to be continued. I note especially Prof. Waltke’s statement that much of the confusion was “due to the poor way in which the video was handled by BioLogos and me.”
1. Christians open to the theory of evolution should be very careful which version of “theistic evolution” (if any) they adopt or endorse. I have seen that term used as if it had one meaning. It has enormous numbers of variations reflecting very important differences. John West discusses some of the variations here.
2. The Biologos version of theistic evolution entails a rejection of intelligent design in biology, or the contention that any design in biology is undetectable. Many of the Biologos blog posts in the recent past have been devoted to attacking intelligent design– often with misrepresentations.
3. The Biologos version of theistic evolution is very inclined to naturalistic presuppositions regarding biological history and interpreting the scientific data.
4. In this field in which many key terms have multiple meanings, be sure to retain control of any videos or published matter and how they are edited, and be sure to review them before they are published.
5. In exploring which position to adopt, seek out all the relevant scientific data from a variety of sources.