The Historical Adam and the Saving Christ Part 3: Jesus as the New Humanity
In the Old Testament itself, the story of Adam is told not simply to tell us “what happened.” It tells us who Israel is called to be before God.
A Breath of Rejuvenating Air
With one exception, none of our churches seemed to highly value the role of the pastor as scholar. Let me clarify: my churches wanted their pastor to be intelligent. They just did not think that further formal study was necessary to achieve that goal.
Happy Birthday to the BioLogos Community
BioLogos is no longer just the vision of a tiny group of people that helped launch the website last year at this time. It has become much broader now.
St. Augustine: Taking Scripture Literally
The most radical approach––and, by far, the most influential––is found in the writings of St. Augustine.
Fine-Tuning: A Deeper Story?
In this video, five notable scientists (John Polkinghorne, David Wilkinson, Rodney Holder, Peter Williams and Graham Swinerd) offer their perspective on the strengths and limitations of the fine-tuning argument as a pointer to God.
Israel’s Two Creation Stories, Part 1
For readers today, there are four very good reasons to focus on the differences between the creation stories in Genesis.
Science - Now and Then
A common argument against evolution as science is that science can study only present-day processes. Claims about what happened in the past are just conjecture, since we were not there and thus cannot confirm that processes of the past were the same as those in the present.
Our God is an Awesome God
For since the creation of the world God's invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.
A Pastor Reflects on the Scientific Method
In today's video, Daniel Harrell reflects on the rigors of the scientific method, reminding us that what gives scientific discoveries their weight is not the individuals who make them, but the methods of science themselves, which instill in us a level of confidence.
The Historical Adam and the Saving Christ, Part 2: Jesus as the One Man
Why can we make this distinction between the historicity of Adam and the theological validity of Jesus as the representative human?
Happy Earth Day to You
As we mark the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, we’d do well to remember that it was successful because of its remarkable grassroots response. We’ve all become aware of the daily choices we encounter where we could all do our part.
Biblical Creation in its Ancient Near Eastern Context: An Introduction
It has been my experience that many Christians have not given sufficient thought to how the Old Testament was composed––that is, to the "human" side of the inspiration of Scripture.
The human fossil record is a wealth of information about our history as a species. To dismiss it entirely because there are gaps is simplistic at best and ignorant at worst.
Why We Fight About This
Passions run high because evolution seems threatening. Christians feel unsettled because evolution challenges something meaningful and non-negotiable—their scriptural understanding of God, of ultimate reality, of how the parts of their existence fit together and make sense.
Signature in the Synteny
In some ways, comparing the DNA sequence between related organisms is like reading alternative history novels. The hypothesis of common ancestry between similar organisms makes a very straightforward prediction about their genomes...
Tuning In to God
This Sunday, even as we are surrounded by the winds, earthquakes, and fires of our own lives, let us take time to “tune in” to the beauty of God’s creation around us and to thank the Lord for all He has done.
Accommodationist and Proud of It, Part 6
My form of Accommodationism says that science can only go so far and that after this if religion wants to take over, science as science cannot stop it. You can use other arguments, theological and philosophical, and this I myself would do. But these are not scientific arguments.
A “Historical” Adam?
I’m prepared to accept the basic facts of human evolution. I'm also prepared to consider generously the views of the many fine theologians and scholars concerning a non-"literal" Adam. However, I’m not prepared to suggest that these facts elide any possibility of a “historical” Adam.
The Historical Adam and the Saving Christ, Part 1: Adam as Israel
In Romans and 1 Corinthians, in particular, Paul presents Jesus as a “Second Adam.” Does this not, then, imply both that Paul himself thought that Adam was a historical figure?
Ard Louis on Intelligent Design
In this short video, physicist Ard Louis expresses some doubts about Intelligent Design, noting that his primary resistance to the movement is based on theological grounds rather than science.
Ken Ham suggested that BioLogos’ founder, its personnel and its supporters are among a large number of “compromised” Christians—who are compromised because they interpret Genesis differently than Mr. Ham... I certainly learned a lot of new things. But probably most of all, I was sad.
Through a Glass Darkly
BioLogos enthusiastically endorses the idea that the universe is intelligently designed and we certainly believe that the creator of the universe is intelligent. I want to acknowledge the real similarities between fine-tuning arguments and arguments made by ID.
Accommodationist and Proud of It, Part 5: Science and Spirituality
I come to my new book, the third volume of the trilogy on science and religion: Science and Spirituality: Making Room for Faith in the Age of Science.
On the Courage of Bruce Waltke
Given this state of affairs, academics who work in evangelical institutions put their careers on the line if they accept the scientific data that God created through natural selection. When the church as a whole thinks so differently about something so important, it takes courage to present a view that challenges the status quo.
Getting Back to Basics
In today's video Conversation, Dr. Greg Boyd discusses the basic truths that provide the framework for Christian belief and distinguishes them from the potentially divisive issues that do not compromise what he refers to as the "non-negotiable" truths.
Understanding the Adam story in Genesis and Paul’s use of the Adam story in Romans and 1 Corinthians is important and challenging. An informed discussion engages topics such as Old Testament views of creation and challenges in understanding Paul.
Joint Statement by Darrel Falk and Bruce Waltke
We are both professors. The controversy over the recent posting of a video by Bruce largely relates to difference in teaching styles, probably significantly affected by differences in our disciplines.
Does Genetics Point to a Single Primal Couple?
Is the human race descended from one ancestral pair in the recent past? Are we, as C.S. Lewis puts it in his Chronicles of Narnia, the “sons of Adam and daughters of Eve”?
Christ is Risen!
American composer Eric Whitacre explains how he created this piece: “I made my own conductor track, filming it in complete silence, hearing the music only in my head. Then I watched the video and played in the piano accompaniment part to my conductor track. Then I offered the sheet music as a free download.”
Pete Enns on “Evangelicals, Evolution, and the Bible: Moving toward a Synthesis”
BioLogos Senior Fellow Pete Enns has explored various interpretive challenges related to the Creation accounts in Genesis and New Testament passages related to Adam. Today we want to highlight a new essay by Enns.
Why Must the Church Come to Accept Evolution?: An Update
On Monday, March 29, Dr. Waltke informed us that the administration of RTS had asked him to request that the video be taken down. Dr. Waltke himself indicated that he still agreed with the content of the video. However, given the brevity of the video, Dr. Waltke is concerned that his views might not be correctly understood.
Accommodationist and Proud of It, Part 4: Science and Religion
After a decade of relative quiet following the Creationist debacle in Arkansas, the coming of the Intelligent Design movement in the 1990s had started again to bring the pot to the boil.