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A Paradigm of Compatibility

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November 23, 2011 Tags: Christianity & Science - Then and Now

Today's video features Brian McLaren. Please note the views expressed here are those of the author, not necessarily of The BioLogos Foundation. You can read more about what we believe here.

Today's video is courtesy of filmmaker Ryan Pettey, director/editor of Satellite Pictures.

In today’s video, Brian McLaren talks about what he calls a paradigm of compatibility between evolution and Christian faith. He explains his own comfort with accepting Scripture and evolution and seeing the process of evolution as a wonderful opportunity for adaptation, growth, and development and a reflection of God’s glory. He believes that over time Christians will get a lot more comfortable with the idea of evolution is a part of God’s creation, just as Christians came to accept Copernicus’ theory of heliocentricity without abandoning the Bible (only certain assumptions about what the Bible meant).

Commentary written by the BioLogos editorial team.


Brian McLaren is an author, speaker, activist, and public theologian. A former college English teacher and pastor, he is an ecumenical global networker among innovative Christian leaders. He graduated from the University of Maryland with his degrees in English (Bachelor of Arts and Masters). In 2004, he was awarded a Doctor of Divinity Degree from Carey Theological Seminary in Vancouver, BC, Canada, and in 2010, he received a second honorary doctorate from Virginia Theological Seminary. Brian has been active in networking and mentoring church planters and pastors. He is a popular conference speaker and a frequent guest lecturer for denominational and ecumenical leadership gatherings around the world. He is also an accomplished writer and has authored books such as A New Kind of Christianity, The Secret Message of Jesus, and Finding Our Way Again.


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HornSpiel - #66222

November 25th 2011

..so eventually we manage to still love the Bible, still believe the Bible, but abandon some assumptions about what the Bible meant.


I think that Mclaren meant to say means when he says meant at the end of this clip. Though he might mean  what we thought the Bible meant.

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