SBECISouthern Baptist Environment and Climate Initiative
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The authors of the SBECI acknowledged, "we do not have special training as scientists to allow us to assess the validity of climate science.
Instead, the SBECI statement disavowing scientific expertise should be read as an acknowledgment of where the authors do, and do not have, formal competence.
Given SBECI's intent to be humble in its claims and the problems with consensus (both in science generally and the climate-change debate in particular), the SBECI statement could be strengthened by taking its stand solely on the acknowledged expertise of its authors and signatories--the ability to articulate a biblically grounded, Christian perspective on the principles that are relevant to the issue at hand.