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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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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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Still Surprised by Easter

Still Surprised by Easter

We now take for granted an understanding of the Christian story that was largely worked out by Paul and later theologians. Even though the Gospels were composed after Paul’s letters, they were concerned to tell the story itself in all its strangeness as it had been preserved by the first generation of Christians. And what we find in the stories themselves is the shock and wonder and surprise that the resurrection caused.
April 20, 2014 
By Jim Stump
Christ & New Creation, Miracles 
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“The Language of God” Book Club – Chapters 10-11

“The Language of God” Book Club – Chapters 10-11

Collins’ original use of the term “BioLogos” was as an alternative label for the position often known as “theistic evolution.” Now this gets a bit confusing as “BioLogos” became the name for our organization that Collins founded (after the publication of this book). We continue to be dissatisfied with the label “theistic evolution” because as Collins said, most non-theologians are unsure how the term “theist” “could be converted to an adjective and used to modify Darwin’s theory.”
April 18, 2014 
By Jim Stump
Adam, the Fall, and Sin, BioLogos, Divine Action & Purpose, History of Life, Science as Christian Calling 
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What Does Creation from Nothing Really Mean?

What Does Creation from Nothing Really Mean?

The upshot of all this is that, for the Christian, creator and created are not the same thing. And, more importantly, what is created is fully dependent upon its creator. The cosmos is not ontologically independent.
April 17, 2014 
By Ted Davis
Creation & Origins, Divine Action & Purpose, Earth, Universe & Time 
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Book review: “Why Science Does Not Disprove God” by Amir D. Aczel

Book review: “Why Science Does Not Disprove God” by Amir D. Aczel

Thus, no matter what scientific evidence is amassed to explain the architecture of atoms, or the ways that neurons exchange chemical and electrical signals to create the sensations in our minds, or the manner in which the universe may have been born out of the quantum foam, science cannot disprove the existence of God — any more than a fish can disprove the existence of trees.
April 16, 2014 
By Emily Ruppel
Earth, Universe & Time, Science & Worldviews 
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Interpreting Adam: An Interview with Jack Collins, Part 2

Interpreting Adam: An Interview with Jack Collins, Part 2

The best way to think of Adam and Eve is as characters in the true Big Story of the world — and we want to have a handle on this Big Story in order to make sense of our lives. We have to account for humankind as one family, with common faculties, aspirations, and needs; this implies a common and special origin.
April 15, 2014 
By Jim Stump
Featuring C. John Collins
Adam, the Fall, and Sin, Biblical Interpretation, Human Origins 
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Interpreting Adam: An Interview with Jack Collins, Part 1

Interpreting Adam: An Interview with Jack Collins, Part 1

I think it’s proper to entertain some leeway on just what it means that Adam and Eve were “at the headwaters” of humankind, and just how long ago that was. Nevertheless, the persons of Adam and Eve do play a BIG role in the rest of the Biblical Story — and this, not so much as individuals who lived, but as actors whose disobedience affected everyone else, which thus led to the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus.
April 14, 2014 
By Jim Stump
Featuring C. John Collins
Adam, the Fall, and Sin, Biblical Interpretation, Human Origins 
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Origins News Round-Up for April 11, 2014

Origins News Round-Up for April 11, 2014

This week in origins news: Inflation of a cosmic kind, new theories about the Higgs particle, a lively collection of links from favorite spots in the blogosphere, and a few interactive items for those who enjoy playing as much as they do reading around the internet.
April 11, 2014 
By Hannah Birky
Earth, Universe & Time, Science as Christian Calling 
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Intelligent Design and Common Ancestry, Part 2

Intelligent Design and Common Ancestry, Part 2

Given that human and chimpanzees have 99.4% identical coding sequences, it should be easy to appreciate humans and chimpanzees, in the vast majority of cases, use the same codons in the same order even when alternatives exist.
April 10, 2014 
By Dennis Venema
Genetics, History of Life, Human Origins 
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New Videos Online from the ECF “Author of Life” Project

New Videos Online from the ECF “Author of Life” Project

When you are in church, do you act and speak differently than when you are in school? Do you tend to compartmentalize what you learn about in Biology class from what you learn about in Sunday School?
April 09, 2014 
By Emily Ruppel
Education, Evolution & Christian Faith project, Worship & Arts 
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Interpreting Adam: An Interview with John Walton

Interpreting Adam: An Interview with John Walton

Scientific discovery and information can prompt us to re-examine what we have believed to be biblical claims to consider whether we have read the text in the best way. Just as scientific observation is subject to constant reinterpretation, so biblical interpretation is subject to reconsideration as we might discover ways in which we have not been sensitive enough to what the Bible is saying.
April 08, 2014 
By Jim Stump
Featuring John Walton
Adam, the Fall, and Sin, Biblical Interpretation, Human Origins 
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Interpreting Adam: Introduction

Interpreting Adam: Introduction

Four Views on the Historical Adam shows that evangelical Christians are far from agreeing on the particulars of Adam and Eve. But this book also makes clear that there is strong agreement among evangelical Christians on the fundamentals of the Christian faith. We agree that all Scripture is inspired by God and authoritative, even while disagreeing on the interpretation of some passages.
April 07, 2014 
By Deborah Haarsma
Biblical Interpretation, Christ & New Creation, Human Origins 
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“The Language of God” Book Club – Chapters 7-9

“The Language of God” Book Club – Chapters 7-9

How can we avoid a god of the gaps situation without completely removing God from the created order? How else might we describe God’s relationship to the functioning of natural systems?
April 04, 2014 
By Jim Stump
Biblical Interpretation, Earth, Universe & Time, Science & Worldviews 
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Creation Out of Nothing

Creation Out of Nothing

The key point of continuity between redemption and creation is the idea that the future can be different from the past, i.e., the key is eschatology. More abstractly put, God does new things.
April 03, 2014 
By Ted Davis
Biblical Interpretation, Christ & New Creation, Creation & Origins 
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The Noah Movie

The Noah Movie

Russell Crowe as Noah was no superhero. He was very human—perhaps too human for those who’d prefer he remain in the flannel graph world of our Sunday School stories.
April 02, 2014 
By Jim Stump
Biblical Interpretation, Worship & Arts 
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