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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.

Just the Facts, Ma’am: Creationism’s “Dragnet” View of Science

Just the Facts, Ma’am: Creationism’s “Dragnet” View of Science

“Proponents of common sense realism sometimes see [evolutionary] ideas, which lie at the core of all branches of modern science, as wholly unjustified speculations. This creates a large gap between the views of professional scientists and those of many ordinary people—a gap that is far more significant for the origins controversy than any supposed “gaps” in the fossil record.”
August 28, 2014 
By Ted Davis 

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The Boxer and the Biologist

The Boxer and the Biologist

When the boxer and the biologist collided that November evening, they both had a substantial following, and they presented a sharp contrast to the audience: a pugilistic, self-educated fundamentalist evangelist against a suave, sophisticated science writer. When it comes right down to it, not all that different from Ken Ham versus Bill Nye, except that Ham has a couple of earned degrees where Rimmer had none.
July 31, 2014 
By Ted Davis
Biblical Authority, Christianity & Science - Then and Now, Creation & Origins, Education 
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So, Do You Believe in Evolution?

So, Do You Believe in Evolution?

While I have known of many people who have been driven away from the Church by controversies related to evolution, I do not personally know of anyone who has embraced Christianity primarily because they were persuaded to reject evolution. While evolutionary theory can be used to support an atheistic explanation for how the world came to be, it does not require that perspective.
July 30, 2014 
By Rodney J. Scott
Biblical Interpretation, Christian Unity, Creation & Origins, Science & Worldviews 
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New Creation: The Hermeneutic of Love

New Creation: The Hermeneutic of Love

For Augustine, the literal sense of scripture is not a scientific narrative of physical reality, but a liturgical and poetic narrative of God’s awesome power at the dawn of history. This is a vital thread in the story of how to read Genesis.
July 29, 2014 
By Paul Allen
Adam, the Fall, and Sin, Biblical Interpretation, Christ & New Creation, Creation & Origins, Evolution & Christian Faith project 
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Breaking Down False Dichotomies in Dayton

Breaking Down False Dichotomies in Dayton

The great irony lies here: these partisans are actually leading good-hearted people to reject their faith, precisely because these partisans have convinced these good-hearted people that they must accept a false dichotomy.
July 28, 2014 
By Lee C. Camp
Biblical Interpretation, Christian Unity, Education, Evolution & Christian Faith project 
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Who’s Afraid of Science?

Who’s Afraid of Science?

Learning about science has taught me humility about my Bible reading and it has pushed me to think again, to read again, to ask again, and to wonder all over again what the Bible was saying when it was written and how the Bible was heard to its original hearers (so far as the evidence permits us to know such things).
July 24, 2014 
By Scot McKnight
Biblical Authority, Biblical Interpretation, Evolution & Christian Faith project 
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Origins News Roundup for July 23, 2014

Origins News Roundup for July 23, 2014

This week in origins news, a great collection of articles by key players in the conversation about theology and science, a surprising science fair discovery, and the Apollo 11 anniversary!
July 23, 2014 
By Hannah Birky
Biblical Authority, Biblical Interpretation, Creation & Origins, Science as Christian Calling 
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No Place Like Home: An interview with ECF grantee Seung-Hwan Kim

No Place Like Home: An interview with ECF grantee Seung-Hwan Kim

Everyone is so worried about success and getting this or that honorable diploma—the people here are smart and understand many complex things perfectly—but it’s a long distance from the head to the heart.
July 22, 2014 
By Emily Ruppel
Featuring Seung-Hwan Kim
Christian Unity, Creation & Origins, Evolution & Christian Faith project, Pastoral Voices, Worship & Arts 
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Not So Dry Bones: An interview with Mary Schweitzer

Not So Dry Bones: An interview with Mary Schweitzer

We don’t have all the answers and never will. And when God says that he is revealed in his creation, I think that means we need to take care of what we have and understand where we came from. The more I understand how things work, the bigger God gets. When he was just a magician pulling things out of a hat, that doesn’t even compare to how I see him now!
July 21, 2014 
By Emily Ruppel
Featuring Mary Schweitzer
Education, History of Life, Science as Christian Calling 
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Easter for the Universe

Easter for the Universe

Creation is not simply a thing but rather a whole course of natural and historical events in which new things happen every day, a course of events which is bound by its finite future. The end of the cosmos will be something new too.
July 17, 2014 
By Ted Davis
Biblical Interpretation, Divine Action & Purpose, Earth, Universe & Time, Science as Christian Calling 
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Belief in God in a World Explained by Science, part 3

Belief in God in a World Explained by Science, part 3

If God is a personal being as Christian creeds attest, then it is perfectly legitimate to explore that personal aspect of reality in theological terms while at the same time encouraging others to explore the level of description more appropriate to the fundamental laws and forces of nature.
July 16, 2014 
By Jim Stump
Christianity & Science - Then and Now, Earth, Universe & Time, Science & Worldviews, Science as Christian Calling 
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Belief in God in a World Explained by Science, part 2

Belief in God in a World Explained by Science, part 2

When some scientists or news reporters trumpet the latest scientific discoveries as rendering belief in God obsolete, I say that I’m already an atheist with respect to the kind of god they’re talking about. That god is just one of the causes in and amongst the otherwise natural causes.
July 15, 2014 
By Jim Stump
Christianity & Science - Then and Now, Earth, Universe & Time, Science & Worldviews, Science as Christian Calling 
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Belief in God in a World Explained by Science, part 1

Belief in God in a World Explained by Science, part 1

I make the daring wager that ultimate reality is personal in nature. It’s possible to accept the evidence for theism or for naturalism without completely flouting our rational duty. From inside Christian theism, though, I find it to be a more satisfying outlook on life.
July 14, 2014 
By Jim Stump
Christianity & Science - Then and Now, Earth, Universe & Time, Science & Worldviews, Science as Christian Calling 
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Evolution Basics: At the Frontiers of Evolution, Part 2: Abiogenesis and the Question of Naturalism

Evolution Basics: At the Frontiers of Evolution, Part 2: Abiogenesis and the Question of Naturalism

But Dennis, you might say, aren’t you assuming that life had a “natural” origin? Aren’t you discounting the possibility that God might have brought life about through supernatural means? Haven’t you capitulated to “naturalism” from the outset?
July 10, 2014 
By Dennis Venema
Creation & Origins, History of Life, Science & Worldviews 
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Origins News Roundup for July 9, 2014

Origins News Roundup for July 9, 2014

This week in origins news is a rousing medley of articles about science and faith, from multiple angles. Some classics on science, religion, and the classroom along with some probing into where atheists come from, new resources from John Polkinghorne, and an off-the-beaten-path blog post.
July 09, 2014 
By Hannah Birky
Christian Unity, Earth, Universe & Time, Education, Science & Worldviews 
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Seeing God in Everyday Work, Part 2

Seeing God in Everyday Work, Part 2

Christians disagree about the age of the earth and evolution – I know we don’t all agree in this room! But you know what? We all agree that the God of the Bible created this planet. That’s what unity in Christ means – not uniformity that we all agree on everything, but unity where we share the same core beliefs in spite of those disagreements.
July 08, 2014 
By Deborah Haarsma
Biblical Interpretation, Christian Unity, Creation & Origins, Education, Science as Christian Calling 
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