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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.

Substitutionary Atonement and Evolution, Part 1

Substitutionary Atonement and Evolution, Part 1

Macroevolution calls the Fall and the doctrine of original sin into question. Thus, evolution poses a significant challenge to substitutionary atonement.
June 09, 2015 
By Joseph Bankard
Adam, the Fall, and Sin, Christ & New Creation 
 
Thinking about the Atonement

Thinking about the Atonement

Today we introduce a new blog series in which several theologians will reflect on the doctrine of the Atonement in light of the science of evolution.
June 08, 2015 
By Jim Stump
Christ & New Creation 
 
Hominin Evolutionary Patterns in the Early to Middle Pliocene: How Many Forms Are There?

Hominin Evolutionary Patterns in the Early to Middle Pliocene: How Many Forms Are There?

These finds open up a new horizon of research into the earliest hominins and how they lived. They also provide us with even more clues in our ongoing search for the last common ancestor.
June 04, 2015 
By James Kidder
Fossils, Human Origins 
 
Adam, Eve and human population genetics, Part 13: addressing critics - Poythress, population genomics, and locating the historical Adam (continued)

Adam, Eve and human population genetics, Part 13: addressing critics - Poythress, population genomics, and locating the historical Adam (continued)

Current genetic research decisively shows that there were never less than 10,000 humans—and certainly never just two.
June 04, 2015 
By Dennis Venema
Evolution - Evidence, Genetics, Human Origins 
 
Why the Church Needs Multiple Theories of Original Sin (Part 2)

Why the Church Needs Multiple Theories of Original Sin (Part 2)

It is precisely this theological concern – for the goodness of God – that motivates some Christians to favor competing theories about how and when sin entered the world.
June 03, 2015 
By Loren Haarsma
Adam, the Fall, and Sin, Evolution & Christian Faith project 
 
Is the Fall like the Atonement? Is There Room for Multiple Theories about the Origin of Sin?

Is the Fall like the Atonement? Is There Room for Multiple Theories about the Origin of Sin?

There may be room for multiple scenarios about how sin originates in time, but not for multiple theories about whether sin originates in time.
June 02, 2015 
By James K.A. Smith
Adam, the Fall, and Sin, Evolution & Christian Faith project 
 
From the Archives: Why the Church Needs Multiple Theories of Original Sin

From the Archives: Why the Church Needs Multiple Theories of Original Sin

“It’s tempting to think that the church needs to decide quickly which of these [original sin] scenarios is right, and which ones must be wrong. I believe the church is better served by taking its time, holding several different scenarios in tension for a while as we think through the implications of each.”
June 01, 2015 
By Loren Haarsma
 
 
Saturday Science Links: May 30, 2015

Saturday Science Links: May 30, 2015

The biggest science stories of the week are reviewed.
May 30, 2015 
By Mahala Rethlake, James Kidder
Astronomy & Physics, Earth, Universe & Time, Genetics, History of Life 
 
Americans Discover Deep Time

Americans Discover Deep Time

The story of Cotton Mather teaches that it is good for us all to keep alive the role of both divine and human communication when engaged in science.
May 29, 2015 
By Ted Davis
Age of the Earth, Christian Science History, Christianity & Science - Then and Now 
 
Inoculation and the Evangelical Scientific Method of Cotton Mather

Inoculation and the Evangelical Scientific Method of Cotton Mather

The story of Cotton Mather teaches that it is good for us all to keep alive the role of both divine and human communication when engaged in science.
May 28, 2015 
By Rick Kennedy, Ted Davis
Christian Science History, Christianity & Science - Then and Now 
 
The Wax Adam: Historical, Biographical, Archetypal, or Literary?

The Wax Adam: Historical, Biographical, Archetypal, or Literary?

The history of interpretation of Adam from Genesis to the 1st Century reveals a bold and astonishing diversity in which the authors made of Adam what they needed of Adam.
May 27, 2015 
By Scot McKnight
Ancient Cultures, Biblical Authority, Biblical Interpretation, Evolution & Christian Faith project 
 
A “Church Kid” Learns to Integrate Theology and Biology

A “Church Kid” Learns to Integrate Theology and Biology

Everything changed for me when I learned to acknowledge that I was made in the image of Jesus, who was theology and biology integrated.
May 26, 2015 
By Diane Sweeney
Featuring Johanna Au
Evolution & Christian Faith project, Science & Worldviews, Science as Christian Calling 
 
BioLogos Basics Video #7: How Evolution Works - Part 2

BioLogos Basics Video #7: How Evolution Works - Part 2

The scientific theory of evolution does not claim that currently existing species have evolved from each other. Rather, the claim is that species today evolved from common ancestors.
May 21, 2015 
By Jim Stump, Andrew DeSelm
Evolution - How It Works 
 
Adam, Eve and human population genetics, Part 12: addressing critics - Poythress, population genomics, and locating the historical Adam

Adam, Eve and human population genetics, Part 12: addressing critics - Poythress, population genomics, and locating the historical Adam

Dennis Venema continues to investigate Vern Poythress's criticism of the genetic evidence for human evolution.
May 21, 2015 
By Dennis Venema
Evolution - Evidence, Genetics, Human Origins 
 
Does the Truth of Genesis 1-11 Depend on its Historical Accuracy?

Does the Truth of Genesis 1-11 Depend on its Historical Accuracy?

God's character is communicated not only through his message, but also through his method.
May 20, 2015 
By Brad Kramer
Featuring James K. Hoffmeier, Gordon J. Wenham, Kenton Sparks, Charles Halton
Biblical Authority, Biblical Interpretation 
 
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