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Tim Keller, Pastor, Author, The Reason for God

Many people today, both secular and Christian, want us to believe that science and religion cannot live together. Not only is this untrue, but we believe that a thoughtful dialogue between science and faith is essential for engaging the hearts and minds of individuals today. BioLogos provides an important first step towards that end.

- Tim Keller, Pastor, Author, The Reason for God
N.T. Wright, Former Bishop of Durham

Christians and secularists alike are in danger of treating 'Darwin vs the Bible' as just another battlefront in the polarized 'culture wars'. This grossly misrepresents both science and faith. BioLogos not only shows that there is an alternative, but actually models it. God's world and God's word go together in a rich, living harmony.

- N.T. Wright, Former Bishop of Durham
Philip Yancey, Author of Vanishing Grace and Where is God When it Hurts?

[The BioLogos team] may be the only people in the world capable of pulling off this project. They have courage as well as unquestioned respect from both sides of the debate, which has long begged for bridge-builders.

- Philip Yancey, Author of Vanishing Grace and Where is God When it Hurts?
Os Guinness, Author and Social Critic

A wise, constructive rapprochement between faith and science is one of the world’s urgent needs, and this need will only intensify as the global era raises a host of new ethical issues. Few people have the expertise, wisdom, and prestige to make such a contribution. I welcome BioLogos warmly.

- Os Guinness, Author and Social Critic
Mark Noll, Francis A. McAnaney Professor of History, University of Notre Dame

BioLogos continues to show that firm belief in the truth-telling character of Scripture can support, rather than undermine, the best scientific investigations. All who are invested in any aspect of these questions should applaud their good work in transforming science and religion from a war zone to an instructive conversation.

- Mark Noll, Francis A. McAnaney Professor of History, University of Notre Dame
John Ortberg, Pastor, Menlo Church

Jesus said that we are to love the Lord our God with all our mind. That means scientific investigation ought to be an act of worship. BioLogos is helping to recover an enormously important endeavor for the church in our day, and I am grateful to God that it exists and is bringing light to places that too often only get heat.

- John Ortberg, Pastor, Menlo Church
Richard Mouw, Professor of Christian Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary

We are living in a time when the big questions about faith and science can be both fascinating and challenging. Biologos provides us with a "safe space" to explore the complexities in the confidence that all truth--including that which comes from the serious study of "the book of nature"-- is God's truth.

- Richard Mouw, Professor of Christian Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary
Andy Crouch, Journalist, Executive Editor for Christianity Today

The conversations I’ve experienced through BioLogos—with scientists, theologians, biblical scholars, philosophers, and pastors—have been among the most enjoyable, informative, and challenging learning experiences of my life. BioLogos seeks to bring both grace and truth to the many intersection points of contemporary science and biblical faith.

- Andy Crouch, Journalist, Executive Editor for Christianity Today
Barbara Bradley Hagerty, Journalist

I believe we are at a critical juncture in the life of modern Christianity: We can either acknowledge and embrace the challenges - and the insights - that science poses to faith, or we can run away from them. BioLogos, more than any other organization, is navigating this tricky and exciting terrain. I'm delighted to be associated with BioLogos' thoughtful inquiry in the mysteries of science and Christianity.

- Barbara Bradley Hagerty, Journalist
Pastor, Joel C. Hunter, Senior Pastor, Northland - A Church Distributed, Longwood, FL

“My participation in BioLogos gatherings has profoundly benefited my pastoral leadership. Not only was I informed and inspired intellectually, but I was encouraged by being in the community of other spiritual leaders who desire to deepen their understanding and worship of the Creator.  I have used BioLogos materials and insights gained from the dialogue they foster, both in the conversations I have in church and the resources we produce to promote Creation Care (e.g. http://vimeo.com/61121345 ) Yet the real benefit comes from normalizing the complementarity of science and scripture in our congregation.

- Pastor, Joel C. Hunter, Senior Pastor, Northland - A Church Distributed, Longwood, FL
Bishop Claude Alexander, Senior Pastor of The Park Church

BioLogos provides a space where followers of Christ across the disciplines of science and religion are able to affirm their shared belief in and worship of God as the creator of all that is, and their common concern for the proper stewardship of God's creation in a manner that appreciates the integrity of their disciplines and the authenticity of their faith communities.

Through its programs, the points of intersection between science and biblical faith, along with the tensions and challenges, are explored in a collegial fashion that leads all to an enhanced wonder of God and ability to communicate effectively the harmony that is found in them.

- Bishop Claude Alexander, Senior Pastor of The Park Church
Ross Hastings, Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology, Regent College, British Columbia

Robust theology, sane biblical interpretation and honest science meet at BioLogos. I cannot overestimate the missional importance of this for our times.

- Ross Hastings, Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology, Regent College, British Columbia
Ruth Bancewicz, The Faraday Institute of Science and Religion

BioLogos demonstrates how we can discuss the relationship between science and the Bible in a gracious and intellectually rigorous way. I return to the resources on biologos.org time and time again.

- Ruth Bancewicz, The Faraday Institute of Science and Religion
Harvey Clemons Jr., Reverend at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church

The amazing planet on which we live and the vast world we seek to understand as people of faith compels us to search for the majesty of our Creator and His Creation. I am humbled and honored to journey with BioLogos as it creates a safe atmosphere to pursue probing and intellectual conversations while holding to our faith and confidence in God the Creator, Christ the Savior and His guiding Spirit.

- Harvey Clemons Jr., Reverend at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church
Tim O'Connor, Professor of Philosophy, Indiana University

BioLogos has built an impressive and still-growing network of small-“o” orthodox Christians from the sciences, arts & humanities, theology, biblical studies, and pastoral ministry. What unites us is a shared passion for persuading all faithful Christians to see the consensus results of the sciences not as part of some rival worldview but as a divinely-blessed means to deepen our understanding of God’s creation.

- Tim O'Connor, Professor of Philosophy, Indiana University
Stephen Blake, Filmmaker and President of Realm Entertainment

BioLogos is one of the very most important ministries in existence today because it so effectively addresses a formidable crisis the Church faces.  As militant skeptics wield science to destroy the faith of believers, BioLogos exposes the unscientific philosophical presuppositions behind their arguments while vividly demonstrating the consonance between what God has revealed in His Word and what He reveals as we explore His creation (science = the exploration of God’s creation).

- Stephen Blake, Filmmaker and President of Realm Entertainment
Jeff Hardin, Chair of the Department of Zoology, University of Wisconsin

By providing books, online resources, and digital media of high quality, BioLogos is an invaluable resource in my work with both Christian students and those investigating Christianity. In BioLogos, students see modeled before them a Psalm 19 way of thinking: that both God’s world and his word declare his glory.

- Jeff Hardin, Chair of the Department of Zoology, University of Wisconsin
Elaine Howard Ecklund, Herbert S. Autrey Chair in Social Sciences and Professor of Sociology at Rice University

BioLogos—more than any other organization I know of—helps churches understand the beauty of science.

- Elaine Howard Ecklund, Herbert S. Autrey Chair in Social Sciences and Professor of Sociology at Rice University
Daniel Harrell, Senior Minister, Colonial Church, Edina, MN

Science is often misused to dismiss and discredit Christian faith. BioLogos elevates science and faith together thus allowing wonder and humility to displace cynicism and arrogance.

- Daniel Harrell, Senior Minister, Colonial Church, Edina, MN
Praveen Sethupathy, Assistant Professor in the Department of Genetics, UNC Chapel Hill

BioLogos is leading the way in setting the tone for thoughtful and productive dialogue on the topic of harmony between science and faith.  They are providing the much-needed space for wrestling with the tough questions of life with civility, integrity, and rigor.

- Praveen Sethupathy, Assistant Professor in the Department of Genetics, UNC Chapel Hill
Denis Alexander, Emeritus Director of The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion

BioLogos is carrying out an incredibly valuable task in seeking to build bridges between science and faith, and helping Christians and others to engage with the theory of evolution in an informed way. When Christians have questions about creation and evolution, the BioLogos web-site is where I suggest they go for help.

- Denis Alexander, Emeritus Director of The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion
Justin Barrett, Chief Project Developer for the Office of Science, Theology, and Religion Initiatives at Fuller Theological Seminary

A striking thing about BioLogos, not just that it convenes and equips thought leaders, but that it also cultivates Christian worship. Deep respect for God's written revelation and the powerful tools of science flows into adoration of the Creator.

- Justin Barrett, Chief Project Developer for the Office of Science, Theology, and Religion Initiatives at Fuller Theological Seminary
Greg Cootsona, Lecturer in Religious Studies and Humanities at California State University at Chico

BioLogos represents a leading voice for integrating "mere Christianity" with mainstream science. Having taught science and faith in congregational and academic settings over the past two decades, I continually look to BioLogos for the most effective ways to engage a biblically-informed, Christ-centered faith with the rigors and discoveries of science, all as a way of appreciating this beautiful creation and an even more glorious Creator.

- Greg Cootsona, Lecturer in Religious Studies and Humanities at California State University at Chico
Stephen Freeland, Astrobiologist and the Director of Interdisciplinary Studies at UMBC - See more at: http://biologos.org/about-us/advisory-council/stephen-freeland#sthash.uAYTnpWV.dpuf

As a Christian and an evolutionary biologist, I support with enthusiasm the work of BioLogos as part of my personal commitment to nurture dialog (dia-Logos!) between science and the Christian faith. I identify most strongly with the organization’s eleventh article of belief (“What we believe”): 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.

- Stephen Freeland, Astrobiologist and the Director of Interdisciplinary Studies at UMBC - See more at: http://biologos.org/about-us/advisory-council/stephen-freeland#sthash.uAYTnpWV.dpuf
Leslie Wickman, PhD , Executive Director, American Scientific Affiliation

BioLogos helps both laypeople and scholars wrestle with the connections between the science of biological origins and Christian theology. I am happy to have the BioLogos perspective as well as others represented within the American Scientific Affiliation.

- Leslie Wickman, PhD , Executive Director, American Scientific Affiliation
John Stott, Pastor, Theologian, and Author
“It is most unfortunate that some who debate [evolution] begin by assuming that the words ‘creation’ and ‘evolution’ are mutually exclusive. If everything has come into existence through evolution, they say, then biblical creation has been disproved, whereas if God has created all things, then evolution must be false. It is, rather, this naïve alternative which is false. It presupposes a very narrow definition of the two terms, both of which in fact have a wide range of meanings, and both of which are being freshly discussed today.” -from Understanding the Bible 

 

- John Stott, Pastor, Theologian, and Author

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