It seems to be increasingly popular to dismiss important debated issues as mere distractions that get in the way of the Gospel.
Some declare that such discussions are irrelevant, as a believer’s particular viewpoints don’t make much of a difference. Trust me when I say that this is a serious mistake.
Take, for example, the 2014 debate between Bill Nye and Ken Ham on the merits of creationism vs. evolution as an explanation for the origin of life. As with any topic worth debating, there are passionate people on both sides of the issue. We shouldn’t be surprised that there are believers on both sides of this issue as well, not to mention a range of other stances on the topic.
I have been surprised, however, at the tone of many comments I have seen in the days after the heavily covered event. Amidst the discussion regarding the merits of the ideas, the quality of the presenters, and a host of other elements there has been a clear majority of opinion: “It doesn’t matter.” 
Such sentiment has been shared across blogs and social media to the likes, retweets, and commendation of many like-minded Christians who see such events and contentious discussions of differing viewpoints as unnecessary distractions from reaching people for the Lord.