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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.

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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Creation, Evolution, and the Over-Active Imagination, Part 2

Creation, Evolution, and the Over-Active Imagination, Part 2

The arts can’t prove reductionism is wrong, but the artist can bear witness to a world in which one type of explanation is never enough. Indeed, in this light, there are some respects in which creationists and evolutionists need each other; at their best they can prevent each other from succumbing to reductionism.
May 13, 2014 
By Jeremy Begbie
Design, Evolution & Christian Faith project, Science & Worldviews, Worship & Arts 
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Creation, Evolution, and the Over-Active Imagination, Part 1

Creation, Evolution, and the Over-Active Imagination, Part 1

In fact, Paley’s theory was not required by science, and certainly not by orthodox Christianity. It was the product of an over-ambitious imagination, one over-enamored with the metaphor of the world as a machine—as many Christians in the nineteenth century (including John Henry Newman) clearly saw.
May 12, 2014 
By Jeremy Begbie
Design, Evolution & Christian Faith project, Science & Worldviews, Worship & Arts 
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Intelligent Design and Common Ancestry, Part 4

Intelligent Design and Common Ancestry, Part 4

These lines of evidence converge on a single conclusion: we share ancestry with other apes. Our closest relatives are chimpanzees, then gorillas, then orangutans, and so on. This simple explanation accounts for the pattern we see; moreover, it continues to make accurate predictions about what we should find in our genome, and where we should find it.
May 08, 2014 
By Dennis Venema
Genetics, History of Life, Human Origins 
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BioLogos Is Hiring

BioLogos Is Hiring

We are searching for a qualified candidate to serve as Content Editor, beginning August 1.
May 07, 2014 
BioLogos 
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The Strange Tension Between Theology and Science

The Strange Tension Between Theology and Science

The problem comes when materialism, claiming the authority of science, denies the possibility of all other types of knowledge — reducing human beings to a bag of chemicals and all their hopes and loves to the firing of neurons. Or when religion exceeds its bounds and declares the Earth to be 6,000 years old. In both cases, the besetting sin is the same: the arrogant exclusive claim to know reality.
May 06, 2014 
By Emily Ruppel
Christian Unity, Creation & Origins, Earth, Universe & Time, Science & Worldviews 
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Nazarenes on Evolution

Nazarenes on Evolution

The Nazarenes Exploring Evolution poll of religion scholars reveals that most scholars in science, Bible, and theology are open to the possibility that Christian faith is compatible with the idea that God creates through evolution.
May 05, 2014 
By Thomas Jay Oord
Biblical Interpretation, Creation & Origins, Evolution & Christian Faith project, History of Life 
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Origins News Roundup for May 2, 2014

Origins News Roundup for May 2, 2014

Today’s Origins News Roundup features a tour of trending topics in neuroscience, from commentaries and questions made recently by popular media to developments in neuroengineering and the BRAIN initiative.
May 02, 2014 
By Hannah Birky
Brain, Mind & Soul, Morality & Ethics 
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Getting Some-thing From No-thing

Getting Some-thing From No-thing

If we explore the notion of eternity a bit further, we note how the concept of eternity need not necessarily imply that creation from nothing must occur in a single instant, in a single moment or all in a flash. To say so would presuppose that eternity is subject to measurement by a temporal continuum, which is just what we tried to avoid by introducing the concept of eternity in the first place.
May 01, 2014 
By Ted Davis
Divine Action & Purpose, Earth, Universe & Time, Science & Worldviews 
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An Impossible World

An Impossible World

What if political, social, religious, and scientific groups the world over adopted [a gracious] approach to dialogue and their own desires? What if we didn’t have to be snide and aggressive to get our point across and to elicit cheering (or jeering) from our respective constituencies?
April 30, 2014 
By Emily Ruppel
Christian Unity, Evolution & Christian Faith project, Science & Worldviews, Science as Christian Calling 
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A True Read on Reality, Part 2

A True Read on Reality, Part 2

As a minister, the last thing I want to preach is about a God with no relation to observable reality. If God has nothing to do with actual life as we live it, then ethics function solely on the basis of utility instead of principle.
April 29, 2014 
By Daniel Harrell
Brain, Mind & Soul, Lives of Faith 
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A True Read on Reality, Part 1

A True Read on Reality, Part 1

Suddenly the question before me, as both a pastor and a psychologist, was what we meant by “mind” or “soul” if those notions were now understood mostly as material brain function.
April 28, 2014 
By Daniel Harrell
Brain, Mind & Soul, Lives of Faith 
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BioLogos Basics Video #3: What about the Bible?

BioLogos Basics Video #3: What about the Bible?

What we do learn from scripture is that there is only one Creator and that there’s a clear distinction between God and the created world. And that we who are created in the image of God are able to investigate a creation that is remarkably tuned for our discovery.
April 25, 2014 
By Jim Stump, Andrew DeSelm
Biblical Interpretation, Creation & Origins, Genesis 
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Intelligent Design and Common Ancestry, Part 3

Intelligent Design and Common Ancestry, Part 3

If the designer was able to make fruit fly genomes that distinct, why was it not possible to achieve the same distinction between humans and chimpanzees? Humans and chimpanzees are more divergent in behavior and diet than fruit flies are, so if anything their genomes should be more distinct from each other if one were to appeal to a “common design” type argument.
April 24, 2014 
By Dennis Venema
Divine Action & Purpose, Genetics, History of Life 
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Interpreting Adam: An Interview with Denis Lamoureux, Part 2

Interpreting Adam: An Interview with Denis Lamoureux, Part 2

I suspect it will take a generation for us to come to terms with biological evolution, in particular human evolution. If there is one thing we can learn from the history of science it is that the church is always cautious in embracing new scientific ideas, but in the end she is able to accommodate them into her theology, without any loss or damage to the inerrant spiritual truths of the Bible.
April 23, 2014 
By Jim Stump
Featuring Denis Lamoureux
Adam, the Fall, and Sin, Biblical Interpretation, Human Origins 
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Interpreting Adam: An Interview with Denis Lamoureux, Part 1

Interpreting Adam: An Interview with Denis Lamoureux, Part 1

The central problem that Christians have with evolution involves Scripture. All the anti-evolutionary arguments we hear in churches today are a symptom of a deeper problem: the assumption that God revealed scientific facts to the biblical writers thousands of years before their discovery by modern scientists.
April 22, 2014 
By Jim Stump
Featuring Denis Lamoureux
Adam, the Fall, and Sin, Biblical Interpretation, Human Origins 
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