Christian leaders who advocate old-Earth interpretations of the Bible (or acknowledge that the Bible could allow for an old Earth) From Geochristian: http://geochristian.com/best-of/
Many top advocates of Biblical authority accept an old Earth as completely compatible with Scripture — This shoots down the common YEC assertion that Old Earth = Compromise.J.P. Moreland’s advice to young-Earth creationists — It is better to take the second-best interpretation of Scripture if it works well with outside evidence, as opposed to taking the best interpretation of Scripture if it flatly contradicts the outside evidence.C.S. Lewis, evolutionist — Lewis believed that biological evolution posed little threat to Christianity.William Jennings Bryan — the prosecutor at the Scopes trial hated evolution, but had no problem with a very old Earth.J. Gresham Machen on the age of the Earth — Machen was a staunch defender of Christian orthodoxy and Biblical inerrancy, and had no problem with the idea of an old Earth.Another fundamentalist for an old Earth — R.A. TorreyJohn Piper and the age of the Earth — Here’s what is important: God created the universe, Adam and Eve were real, the creation is good.John Piper and the age of the Earth — part 2 — John Piper makes a stronger statement about the age of the Earth.The Reason for God — interview excerpt — Timothy KellerAugustine and Darwin — well, we really don’t know what Augustine would have said about some things, but here’s some speculationSpurgeon distorted — Answers in Genesis has a hard time swallowing the fact that the great preacher Charles Spurgeon accepted an old EarthFundamentalism and creationism — B.B. Warfield, James Orr, and William Jennings Bryan (of Scopes trial fame) were all old-Earthers.Augustine: The Literal Meaning of Genesis — Augustine didn’t read Genesis in the same literal way that the young-Earthers do.Spurgeon 0n science — In Spurgeon’s mind, both the “irreligious scientist” and the “unscientific Christian” are wrong.Francis Schaeffer on the age of the Earth — from his book Genesis in Space and Time.