Dr. Jim Hamilton is happy to be a young earther, and so am I. He posts three reasons to think that the earth is not old, as in millions or billions of years, but young, as in thousands of years. Ultimately it comes down to how one views Scripture. And while Hamilton admits there may be things he doesn’t fully understand, when it comes down to it he wants “to interpret science and archeology from the biblical text rather than re-interpreting the biblical text in light of science and archeology.”
To this I give a big “AMEN!” It is painful to see so many theologians I respect capitulate to the scientific community on this issue, whether than simply letting the God-breathed text speak. Theories that accompany the old earth argument never fail to introduce whole hosts of irreconcilable theological problems which, quite frankly, are bigger problems than trying to lose face with the academy.
You can and should read Hamilton’s three reasons here.