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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.

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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Intelligent Design and Common Ancestry, Part 1

Intelligent Design and Common Ancestry, Part 1

Would those genuinely interested in learning about evolution benefit from a careful explanation of why these common objections don’t hold water? Here the answer seemed to me to be “yes.”
March 27, 2014 
By Dennis Venema
Creation & Origins, Genetics, History of Life 
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Ken Ham and Biblical Authority

Ken Ham and Biblical Authority

Because BioLogos accepts the scientific evidence for the age of the earth and common ancestry, Ham believes we are undermining the Bible and denying its authority. However, the authority of the Bible is key for all that we do at BioLogos.
March 26, 2014 
By Jim Stump
Featuring Josh Hayashi, Diane Sweeney
Evolution & Christian Faith project, Young Earth Creationism 
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Science and Christianity: A Positive International Dialogue, Part 2

Science and Christianity: A Positive International Dialogue, Part 2

So my question to working scientists who are also Christians is, “How do you start a conversation on science and faith?” They are so used to responding to issues that they often take a while to think of something to say. Nearly everyone mentions the beauty they see in their work, and the sense of awe and wonder they feel. What they discover in the lab helps them to appreciate what God is like, and to worship him.
March 25, 2014 
By Ruth Bancewicz
Christian Unity, Christianity & Science - Then and Now, Science as Christian Calling 
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Science and Christianity: A Positive International Dialogue, Part 1

Science and Christianity: A Positive International Dialogue, Part 1

There is often a worry that working in or studying science is a threat to faith, but stories of scientists who are Christians in the top ranks of academia show that this is not the case.
March 24, 2014 
By Ruth Bancewicz
Christian Unity, Christianity & Science - Then and Now, Science as Christian Calling 
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“The Language of God” Book Club–Chapter 6

“The Language of God” Book Club–Chapter 6

How should we interpret the Bible? What is the role of tradition? What is the role of science? Who gets to decide whether traditional interpretations need to change?
March 21, 2014 
By Jim Stump
Biblical Authority, Biblical Interpretation, Christianity & Science - Then and Now 
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On Creating the Cosmos

On Creating the Cosmos

“I believe that we must now ask for more than simple avoidance of cognitive dissonance. I believe we should seek for cognitive consonance.”
March 20, 2014 
By Ted Davis
Christianity & Science - Then and Now, Creation & Origins, Science & Worldviews 
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Reflections on Tyson’s Cosmos, Episode 1

Reflections on Tyson’s Cosmos, Episode 1

Carl’s dramatic lines that opened his Cosmos were repeated in Cosmos II: “The universe is all there is, or was, or ever will be.” When I told Haines Stiles that many people took that as a statement of atheism, he responded with surprise. “Really?” he said. “We just put that in because it sounded poetic!”
March 19, 2014 
Featuring Owen Gingerich
Christianity & Science - Then and Now, Earth, Universe & Time, Science & Worldviews 
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Word and Fire: The Amazing Story of Carbon, Part 2: Word

Word and Fire: The Amazing Story of Carbon, Part 2: Word

In the view of contemporary biology, we are, in a sense more literal than figurative, embodied words. The words in the genome take flesh and make a living being. They become alive in a unique confluence of atoms, molecules, cells, and organs that make a coherent whole, a living person who can understand, speak, and love.
March 18, 2014 
By Paul Julienne
Earth, Universe & Time 
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Word and Fire: The Amazing Story of Carbon, Part 1: Fire

Word and Fire: The Amazing Story of Carbon, Part 1: Fire

What about the heavier elements? Since stable nuclei heavier than lithium didn’t exist in the very early stages of the universe, where did they come from? How were they built up?
March 17, 2014 
By Paul Julienne
Earth, Universe & Time 
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Origins News Roundup for March 14, 2014

Origins News Roundup for March 14, 2014

This week in Origins news, a few different takes on the new COSMOS series on Fox, some intriguing discoveries and theories about dinosaurs, and a smattering of articles supporting women in science—who are often an underrepresented group in STEM fields.
March 14, 2014 
By Hannah Birky
Earth, Universe & Time, History of Life, Science as Christian Calling 
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Evolution Basics: Becoming Human, Part 1: Mitochondrial Eve and Y Chromosome Adam

Evolution Basics: Becoming Human, Part 1: Mitochondrial Eve and Y Chromosome Adam

Wait just a second, you say – isn’t the evidence strong that modern humans descend from a population that has never numbered less than about 10,000 individuals (and as such, is a topic of significant theological consideration. How is it, then, that all humans can share a single woman and single man as common ancestors?
March 13, 2014 
By Dennis Venema
Adam, the Fall, and Sin, Genetics, History of Life, Human Origins 
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Christian Women in STEM Are a Valuable Minority

Christian Women in STEM Are a Valuable Minority

Over the past few years I have followed the HuffPost pages that address the gender gap in STEM and the challenges that women face. Those challenges are often greater for women who identify themselves as Christians.
March 12, 2014 
Science as Christian Calling 
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Peace with God, Peace with Science, Part 2

Peace with God, Peace with Science, Part 2

Poised to accept evolution on scientific terms but still uncomfortable with the supposed contradictions with scripture, I returned to the Genesis creation accounts.
March 11, 2014 
By Stephen Ashley Blake
Christian Unity, Creation & Origins, Lives of Faith 
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Peace with God, Peace with Science, Part 1

Peace with God, Peace with Science, Part 1

All it took was watching a PBS science documentary, visiting the observatory or attending a planetarium show, or just happening into a scientific conversation with everyday people to remind me that what I believed stood in fundamental conflict with mainstream scientific thought. In effect, I was at war with science.
March 10, 2014 
By Stephen Ashley Blake
Christian Unity, Creation & Origins, Lives of Faith 
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“The Language of God” Book Club–Chapter 5

“The Language of God” Book Club–Chapter 5

Does Collins show that Evangelicals have turned the corner on the scandal Noll brought to light, or does the continued resistance of the majority of Evangelicals to Collins’s work (about 75% reject human evolution) show that we as a collective group still do not take the life of the mind seriously?
March 07, 2014 
By Jim Stump
Education, Genetics, Image of God, Science as Christian Calling 
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