About The BioLogos Foundation
Who We Are
BioLogos is a community of evangelical Christians committed to exploring and celebrating the compatibility of evolutionary creation and biblical faith, guided by the truth that “all things hold together in Christ.” [Colossians 1:17] We value gracious dialogue with those who hold other views, and our ever-expanding conversation includes academic and other professionals in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, business and medicine, but also theology, biblical studies, philosophy, history, literature, education and the arts. We count pastors, entrepreneurs, poets, teachers and students among our numbers, and welcome men and women from all walks of life to join in this project of cultural and spiritual reconciliation.
What We Believe
- We believe the Bible is the inspired and authoritative word of God. By the Holy Spirit it is the “living and active” means through which God speaks to the church today, bearing witness to God’s Son, Jesus, as the divine Logos, or Word of God.
- We believe that God also reveals himself in and through the natural world he created, which displays his glory, eternal power, and divine nature. Properly interpreted, Scripture and nature are complementary and faithful witnesses to their common Author.
- We believe that all people have sinned against God and are in need of salvation.
- We believe in the historical incarnation of Jesus Christ as fully God and fully man. We believe in the historical death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, by which we are saved and reconciled to God.
- We believe that God is directly involved in the lives of people today through acts of redemption, personal transformation, and answers to prayer.
- We believe that God typically sustains the world using faithful, consistent processes that humans describe as "natural laws." Yet we also affirm that God works outside of natural law in supernatural events, including the miracles described in Scripture. In both natural and supernatural ways, God continues to be directly involved in creation and in human history.
- We believe that the methods of science are an important and reliable means to investigate and describe the world God has made. In this, we stand with a long tradition of Christians for whom Christian faith and science are mutually hospitable. Therefore, we reject ideologies such as Materialism and Scientism that claim science is the sole source of knowledge and truth, that science has debunked God and religion, or that the physical world constitutes the whole of reality.
- We believe that God created the universe, the earth, and all life over billions of years. God continues to sustain the existence and functioning of the natural world, and the cosmos continues to declare the glory of God. Therefore, we reject ideologies such as Deism that claim the universe is self-sustaining, that God is no longer active in the natural world, or that God is not active in human history.
- We believe that the diversity and interrelation of all life on earth are best explained by the God-ordained process of evolution with common descent. Thus, evolution is not in opposition to God, but a means by which God providentially achieves his purposes. Therefore, we reject ideologies that claim that evolution is a purposeless process or that evolution replaces God.
- We believe that God created humans in biological continuity with all life on earth, but also as spiritual beings. God established a unique relationship with humanity by endowing us with his image and calling us to an elevated position within the created order.
- We believe that conversations among Christians about controversial issues of science and faith can and must be conducted with humility, grace, honesty, and compassion as a visible sign of the Spirit’s presence in Christ’s body, the Church.
What We Do
BioLogos provides virtual and actual meeting places where the best Christian minds in the sciences, theology, biblical studies, philosophy, and other fields meet on these topics of mutual interest for the good of the church. With a commitment to spirited and gracious dialogue and a confidence in the ultimate harmony between science and faith, we aim to help the church develop a worldview that embraces both of these complex but complementary ways of understanding the world and our place in it.
The BioLogos Website has become a trusted source of excellent and accessible resources on contemporary issues at the science/faith interface.
The many sections of the website under the BioLogos banner provide a wealth of articles, essays, videos, and other resources that staff and others closely associated with the organization affirm as consistent with our core beliefs about what has been revealed in God’s Word and His world.
In addition, our daily blog, The BioLogos Forum, provides still more material to foster a serious and comprehensive discussion of Christian faith and the sciences. The articles and videos under the Forum banner feature voices that at times deeply disagree with one another on various aspects of biblical scholarship and theology. This is intentional: Christianity has long embraced a diversity of views on matters that are not essential for salvation, and charitable engagement of different perspectives helps sharpen our thinking and deepen our commitment to the truth that is hidden in Christ.
In addition to fostering dialogue online, we also host and facilitate in-person Conversations at our conferences, workshops, and other events. Pastors, scholars, scientists, and laypeople each have unique perspectives on the interaction of science and faith, and benefit not only from the exchange of ideas but from fellowship with others who are committed to Christ and to the investigation of God’s creation.
Through our Evolution and Christian Faith grants program, we partner with scholars, church leaders, and parachurch organizations to promote Christian scholarship that addresses the theological and philosophical concerns commonly voiced about evolutionary creation. With our support, the grantees are producing books, articles, videos, educational materials, and websites as well as hosting workshops and giving lectures that explore the consonance of Christian faith and modern evolutionary science.
Finally, Education is critical to our mission as we seek to equip rising generations to bear witness to God’s creativity and sovereignty in both culture and the natural world. Therefore, we provide professional development opportunities for Christian middle school and high school science teachers, will be creating biology curriculum supplements for use in Christian high schools, and seek to foster discussion and fellowship around these topics within university communities, as well.