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Advisory Council

The Advisory Council is a group of individuals with content expertise in science, theology, pastoral care, Christian education and other fields of relevance to the vision and mission of BioLogos. The advisors agree to meet once a year to provide wisdom to the leadership team.

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Denis Alexander

Denis Alexander is the Emeritus Director of The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion at St. Edmund’s College, Cambridge, where he is a Fellow. He has spent the past 40 years in the biological research community. He currently serves as an Executive Committee member of the International Society for Science and Religion.

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Ruth Bancewicz

Ruth Bancewicz is a Senior Research Associate at The Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, Cambridge (UK), where she currently works on positive expressions of the science-faith dialogue.

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Justin Barrett

Justin L. Barrett is the Thrive Professor of Developmental Science and Director of the Thrive Center for Human Development at Fuller Theological Seminary, which he is developing into a leading center for positive youth development—cultivating spiritual, character, and virtue development and general flourishing in childhood and adolescence.

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Barbara Bradley Hagerty

Barbara Bradley Hagerty is an author and journalist. Her New York Times best-selling book, Fingerprints of God: The Search for the Science of Spirituality, was published by Riverhead/Penguin in May 2009.

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Michael Cromartie

Michael Cromartie is vice president of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, where he directs both the Evangelicals in Civic Life and Faith Angle Forum programs. A senior advisor to the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life and a senior fellow with The Trinity Forum, he is also an advisory editor of Christianity Today magazine.

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Andy Crouch

Andy Crouch is the executive editor of Christianity Today. He is the author of Playing God: Redeeming the Gift of Power and Culture Making: Recovering Our Creative Calling.

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Timothy Dalrymple

Tim Dalrymple is the Vice President of Business Development for Patheos and the CEO and Creative Director of Polymath Innovations.

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Loren Haarsma

Loren Haarsma is a professor of physics at Calvin College, where he studies the activity of ion channels in nerve cells and other cell types, and computer modeling of self-organized complexity in biology and in economics.

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Daniel Harrell

Daniel Harrell is the Senior Minister of Colonial Church in Edina, Minnesota. He holds his PhD in Developmental Psychology (Boston College) and teaches theology at Bethel Seminary in St. Paul.

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Ross Hastings

Ross Hastings is the associate professor of pastoral theology at Regent College in Vancouver, B.C. He teaches in the areas of theology, preaching, the theology and spirituality of mission, science and Trinitarian theology, and ethics.

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Randy Isaac

Randy Isaac is a solid-state physics research scientist and executive director of the American Scientific Affiliation, where he has been a member since 1976 and a fellow since 1996. Isaac received his bachelor’s degree from Wheaton College in Illinois and his doctorate in physics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Tremper Longman

Dr. Tremper Longman III (B.A. Ohio Wesleyan University; M.Div. Westminster Theological Seminary; M.Phil. and Ph.D. Yale University) is the Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies at Westmont College.

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Tim O’Connor

Tim O’Connor is a professor of philosophy and chair of the department of philosophy at Indiana University. He specializes in metaphysics, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of religion. O’Connor received his doctorate in philosophy from Cornell University; his dissertation focused on free agency.

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Thomas Jay Oord

Thomas Jay Oord is professor of theology and philosophy at Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, Idaho. He specializes in research related to love, relational thought and science and religion. Oord is an ordained minister.

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John Ortberg

John Ortberg is the senior pastor at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church. John's teaching centers around how faith in Christ can impact our everyday lives with God.

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Roseanne Sension

Roseanne Sension is a professor of chemistry at the University of Michigan. Her research focuses on the interaction of light with matter. She has co-authored over seventy articles in scientific journals and conference proceedings and is a fellow of the American Physical Society.

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John Walton

John Walton is a professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College in Illinois and an editor and writer of Old Testament comparative studies and commentaries. Throughout his research, Walton has focused his attention on comparing the culture and literature of the Bible and the ancient Near East.

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Amos Yong

Amos Yong is the director of the Center for Missiological Research at Fuller Theological Seminary. Previously, he served as the dean of the School of Divinity at Regent University (Virginia Beach, VA).

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