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The BioLogos Forum is designed to foster a serious and comprehensive discussion of Christian faith and the sciences. We believe that charitable engagement of different perspectives within the Church helps sharpen our thinking and deepen our commitment to the truth that is hidden in Christ. So while many of the articles and videos under the distinctive Forum banner come from BioLogos staff and Senior Fellows, we feature a range of voices, including those that disagree with us and with each other. Unless otherwise noted, views expressed are those of the authors, not necessarily of The BioLogos Foundation. You can read more about what we believe here, and join the conversation in the comments section at the end of each post.

Growing Up Evangelical: My Story of Making Peace With Evolution

Growing Up Evangelical: My Story of Making Peace With Evolution

My childhood in the evangelical church gave me the toolkit that led me to eventually accept the evidence for evolution, and marvel at the God who created it all.
October 20, 2014 
By Brad Kramer 
Lives of Faith, Young Earth Creationism
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Ch. 3-4: The Importance of Reading the Biblical Text in Context

Ch. 3-4: The Importance of Reading the Biblical Text in Context

When we sit down to read sacred Scripture, we need to develop a rapport with the Bible’s various authors and their worldviews. Otherwise, we will unintentionally demand they communicate in the same manner we do.
September 25, 2014 
By Mike Beidler
Ancient Cultures, Biblical Authority, Biblical Interpretation 
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Through Science to God: Eugenics as Religion

Through Science to God: Eugenics as Religion

Ted Davis traces the interesting (and often disturbing) history of how Christians have used evolutionary science to justify un-Christian views, and makes some suggestions about a better relationship between science and Christian faith.
September 25, 2014 
By Ted Davis
Christianity & Science - Then and Now, Morality & Ethics, Science & Worldviews 
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How to Build A Bridge: Reviewing “Surprised by Scripture” by NT Wright (Part 1)

How to Build A Bridge: Reviewing “Surprised by Scripture” by NT Wright (Part 1)

New BioLogos content editor Brad Kramer reviews Chapter 1 of “Surprised by Scripture” by NT Wright, and sees Wright’s work as a signpost for the future of the science/faith debate.
September 24, 2014 
By Brad Kramer
Atheism & Scientism, Biblical Interpretation, Christ & New Creation, Divine Action & Purpose, Science & Worldviews 
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Communication, Love, And Faith: A “Sayonara” from former BioLogos Web Editor Emily Ruppel (Part 2)

Communication, Love, And Faith: A “Sayonara” from former BioLogos Web Editor Emily Ruppel (Part 2)

“Maybe it’s because this thing is so much simper than the terrible wonder of God and our own too-easy-to-question significance,” shares outgoing BioLogos web editor Emily Ruppel, “but the truth that never diminishes even in my darkest days of doubt is the truth of who I am when I believe in God..."
September 23, 2014 
By Emily Ruppel
Christian Unity, Lives of Faith, Science as Christian Calling 
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Communication, Love, And Faith: A “Sayonara” from former BioLogos Web Editor Emily Ruppel (Part 1)

Communication, Love, And Faith: A “Sayonara” from former BioLogos Web Editor Emily Ruppel (Part 1)

“The lack of a nuanced and public dialogue about how science can inform and deepen faith…is problematic for those who, like me, hold to the conviction that science and religion are not just compatible — they’re soul mates,” says outgoing BioLogos Web Editor Emily Ruppel.
September 22, 2014 
By Emily Ruppel
Christian Unity, Lives of Faith, Science & Worldviews, Science as Christian Calling 
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Evolution Basics: Evolution and the Christian, Part 1:  Is Evolution a Purposeless Mechanism?

Evolution Basics: Evolution and the Christian, Part 1:  Is Evolution a Purposeless Mechanism?

One of the primary concerns about evolution that I encounter is the question of “randomness” – by which most folks mean something to the effect that evolution is an unpredictable, uncontrolled process – that as such could not be used by God as a purposeful mechanism to bring about his aims.
September 18, 2014 
By Dennis Venema
Divine Action & Purpose, Evolution - How It Works, Randomness 
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Origins News Roundup for September 17, 2014

Origins News Roundup for September 17, 2014

Read about the death of Wolfhart Pannenberg, still debating creation and evolution, and a really big dinosaur discovery.
September 17, 2014 
By Hannah Birky
Creation & Origins, Fossils, Lives of Faith 
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BioLogos Basics Video #5: How Old Is the Earth?

BioLogos Basics Video #5: How Old Is the Earth?

At BioLogos, we believe that a serious and faithful reading of Scripture doesn’t call for a recent origin to the earth, and we are persuaded that God has shown us through the natural world he created that his creative work began much earlier.
September 16, 2014 
By Jim Stump, Andrew DeSelm
Age of the Earth, Creation & Origins 
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Big Picture or Big Gaps? Why Natural Theology is better than Intelligent Design

Big Picture or Big Gaps? Why Natural Theology is better than Intelligent Design

Do we see God because of design, or do we see design because of God?
September 15, 2014 
By Alister McGrath
Atheism & Scientism, Divine Action & Purpose, ID Movement 
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Ch. 1-2: “Two Books” by God?  God’s Word and God’s World

Ch. 1-2: “Two Books” by God?  God’s Word and God’s World

God invites us to understand his power and nature through studying what has been made.
September 12, 2014 
By Carol Acree Cavalier
Biblical Authority, Biblical Interpretation, Christianity & Science - Then and Now 
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Further Thoughts on “Darwin’s Doubt” after Reading Bishop’s Review (Reviewing “Darwin’s Doubt”: Darrel Falk, Part 2)

Further Thoughts on “Darwin’s Doubt” after Reading Bishop’s Review (Reviewing “Darwin’s Doubt”: Darrel Falk, Part 2)

Although we agree that Meyer’s ultimate conclusion is incorrect, Robert Bishop and I see Darwin’s Doubt through different lenses, evaluating its merit differently.
September 11, 2014 
By Darrel Falk
Cambrian Explosion, Evolution - How It Works, ID Movement 
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Thoughts on ”Darwin’s Doubt” (Reviewing “Darwin’s Doubt”: Darrel Falk, Part 1)

Thoughts on ”Darwin’s Doubt” (Reviewing “Darwin’s Doubt”: Darrel Falk, Part 1)

Darwin’s Doubt is a well-researched and fairly accurate picture of contemporary biology. It is the best case yet presented by the Intelligent Design movement, even though its conclusions are ultimately unconvincing.
September 09, 2014 
By Darrel Falk
Cambrian Explosion, Evolution - How It Works, ID Movement 
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Final Assessments (Reviewing “Darwin’s Doubt”: Robert Bishop, Part 4)

Final Assessments (Reviewing “Darwin’s Doubt”: Robert Bishop, Part 4)

The picture of evolutionary theory and developmental biology presented by Meyer doesn’t help us understand what scientists working in those areas actually do and what their debates actually are about. Nor does his framing help us understand whether evolutionary and developmental biology needs explicit reference to an observable intelligent cause.
September 09, 2014 
By Robert C. Bishop
Creation & Origins, Design, Divine Action & Purpose, Education, Genetics, History of Life, Science & Worldviews 
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Meyer’s Inference to Intelligent Design as the Best Explanation (Reviewing “Darwin’s Doubt”: Robert Bishop, Part 3)

Meyer’s Inference to Intelligent Design as the Best Explanation (Reviewing “Darwin’s Doubt”: Robert Bishop, Part 3)

Meyer’s inference that intelligent agency is the best explanation for the Cambrian explosion depends crucially on taking natural science and human inquiry to be the same. But this is to ignore important differences between these two forms of inquiry and their subjects of study.
September 08, 2014 
By Robert C. Bishop
Creation & Origins, Design, Divine Action & Purpose, Education, Genetics, History of Life, Science & Worldviews 
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At the Frontiers of Evolution, Part 5: Contingency and Convergence in the LTEE

At the Frontiers of Evolution, Part 5: Contingency and Convergence in the LTEE

How twelve cultures of bacteria give evidence of the power of evolution.
September 04, 2014 
By Dennis Venema
Evolution - Evidence, Evolution - How It Works, Randomness 
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