We often find people differentiated into categories of scientist or non-scientist when discussing evolution, as if evolution was science, and special creation was not science. But there are many people working in science who do not hold to evolution, and yet are scientists, some with a PhD in science, or M.Sc. or BSc. Does an ecumenical attitude allow respect for these scientists, or is our ecumenical approach limited to "churchy" practices, or theological beliefs? If we follow A. Kuyper's (and other's) beliefs that all of creation belongs to God, then is it not true that science also belongs to God, even while God is not the property of science? What does it mean that science belongs to God? If scientific beliefs suggest that God has no place in the world's creation or its existence, then isn't that a hint that maybe that scientific belief is incorrect? An example of a PhD in ecology holding to creationist beliefs is Dr. J.D. Oliver."Dr J. Douglas Oliver earned his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from the University of Toronto, and his Ph.D. in ecology from the University of Georgia. He has worked for the Ontario, Canada government, as well as for the Florida Dept. of Environmental Protection. He has also taught at Florida A & M University. He is currently a Professor of Biology at Liberty University, where he is also the Associate Director of the Center for Creation Studies." (creation.com)
Is there more to ecumenism than just anabaptism, election, sphere sovereignty, pietism, etc.? Should it not also include our attitudes towards science and environment and social responsibility?