The Problem with Literalism: Introduction
As the logic goes, once you start down the road of not taking the Bible literally, there is no telling where that road will end.
The Agency Assumption: Why Do We Look for Intelligence in the Unknown?
It’s difficult to describe, but something irregular in the audio signal got me thinking that the noise was being generated by a critter! Once I made the mental connection to deliberate conscious activity, I easily imagined that a rat was chewing a hole in something.
Thoughts on Unity and Integrity
As believers we don’t have uniformity in all opinions and convictions. But the unity we share is founded in a love that supersedes mere kindness—the costly love of the Son who gave up his life for his friends.
Now suppose that a number of people from this area travel to the coast. While there, they encounter some learned men who say that the earth is not flat but curved...
Darwin and Dr. Mohler: The Truth Comes Out
Our mission here at BioLogos is to seek God’s truth as best we can, a humbling enterprise. I imagine that you would say the same thing about your seminary.
Darwin: The Father of Modern Racism?
Alexander notes that while the biological theory of evolution is not itself an ideology, it has been used for ideological purposes since 1859 to defend everything from eugenics to capitalism to racism to atheism.
Understanding the Humanity of Jesus
The first question for Wright is, "What do you think is the biggest misunderstanding that western 21st century evangelicals have about Jesus, and how does it stunt their understanding and witness?"
On Being Able to Stand up Straight Again
The story of Jesus’ experience in the synagogue is not only about a woman stooped over in pain for 18 years and bound up longing to be free. Luke wants us to notice that it is also the story of God’s people unnecessarily carrying the heavy load of legalism.
Lesson from an Empty Kansas Road
Once in a while, especially on a day like today, perhaps we can drop our lives into a lower gear, pull off to the side of the road if only for a few moments, and truly meditate on this world we live in and what really means.
A. D. White’s “Warfare Between Science and Theology,” Pt. 3
The historical picture is complex, and Western history has certainly witnessed much argument that involves science and religion. But warfare is simply not the best metaphor to capture that history.
Self-Assembly of the Bacterial Flagellum: No Intelligence Required
Despite the strong appearance of special design, most scientists, myself included, believe the evidence points to a gradual development for the bacterial flagellum.
Calvin and Wesley: Making Peace with Competing Approaches
In this video Conversation, Joel Hunter notes the inherent strengths of both Calvinist and Wesleyan faith traditions. In fact, he points out that what are often cast as “competing” approaches really are complementary rather than at odds with one another.
What Does “Image of God” Mean? Part 4
So, what does it mean for Christians to be image bearers of God?
Would You Like Fries With That Theory? Part Five
Generally accepted scientific ideas are those that have achieved a wide currency by successfully persuading everyone that they are very likely true. Such persuasion takes several forms.
The Place Where I Belong
All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance.
Is There a Historical Adam?
In my previous post, I indicated that there is a lot of figurative language in Genesis 1. The same may be said for Genesis 2, the second creation account in which there is a focus on Adam and Eve.
A. D. White’s “Warfare Between Science and Theology,” Pt. 2
A stunning array of solidly grounded reasons indicates why White was simply wrong in how he told his story.
Pastors Dealing With Controversy
In this video Conversation, Joel Hunter offers his thoughts on the challenges of preaching on controversial topics and offers advice to pastors who consider introducing these complicated discussions into their own congregations.
“I am the Lord of the Dance,” said He
There are many Christians who are wondering why we would co-sponsor a meeting in which a significant percentage of the speakers think so differently than we do about science and about its relationship to Scripture.
What Does “Image of God” Mean? Part 3
One of the portraits the New Testament paints of Jesus is that of ultimate image-bearer of God. Jesus fully reflects God’s image; he is the true representative of God in his creation.
Meditation on Light
I became a scientist because over and over, when I was a child, a teenager, and a college student, I experienced the sheer delight that comes with understanding the amazing physical mechanisms that are at work in our universe.
A. D. White’s “Warfare Between Science and Theology,” Pt. 1
White’s reconstruction of the past was fundamentally mistaken, and his metaphor of warfare grossly oversimplified the actual relationship between Science and Dogmatic Theology.
On the Creation Account
To understand and apply Genesis 1 correctly, we have to consider issues of genre and intention. Too often these chapters are read as if they present a purely straightforward historical and even scientific account of cosmic and human origins.
No Slippery Slopes
In this video Conversation, Joel Hunter addresses the “slippery slope” argument supported by many evangelicals and suggests that not only is this perspective flawed, but it also may prevent believers from appreciating the fullness of God’s creation.
What Does “Image of God” Mean? Part 2
This psalm is a great summary of what "image of God" means. There is nothing in all of creation that has a higher status than humanity.
Would You Like Fries With That Theory? Part Four
The great revolutionaries in science almost always begin as honest toilers working diligently within the status quo.
You Are the Sun
As a scientist, I find this song particularly compelling because not only is the science on which the song draws completely accurate, but the scientific understanding of the nature of the physical sun and moon is critical to how Groves plays out the metaphor.