Loren Haarsma

Loren Haarsma

Calvin College

Loren Haarsma earned a Ph.D. in physics from Harvard University and did five years of postdoctoral research in neuroscience in Boston and in Philadelphia. He began teaching physics at Calvin College in 1999. His current scientific research is studying the activity of ion channels in nerve cells and other cell types, and computer modeling of self-organized complexity in biology and in economics. He studies and writes on topics at the intersection of science and faith, and co- authored Origins: Christian Perspectives on Creation, Evolution, and Intelligent Design with his wife, Deborah. Loren serves on the BioLogos Advisory Council.

Topics include:

  • Human Origins
  • Original sin
  • Intelligent design
  • Cosmology
  • Evolution of complexity
  • Science as a Christian vocation
  • Methods of science
  • Science and Scripture
  • Interpretations of Genesis