A Pastor’s Perspective on the Dangers of an Ultra-Literal Perspective
In this video Conversation, Greg Boyd notes that some believers conceive of their faith as a “house of cards”—where shifting one element will collapse the whole thing.
The Dawning of a New Day
BioLogos and its impact on the evangelical scene was one of the top ten stories of 2010 as judged by both Christianity Today and The Gospel Coalition. This is good, I suppose. However, we have barely begun to deal with the issues in a substantive manner.
Denis Alexander on Restoring a Traditional Creation Theology
In this video, Denis Alexander remarks that it is an error to argue that evolution is inherently atheistic, as it takes the scientific theory and imposes one’s personal ideology upon it.
Why Dembski’s Design Inference Doesn’t Work. Part 2
In summary, then, Dembski has not achieved his ambitious goal of providing a scientific means of detecting intelligent design.
Genetics, Theology, and Adam as a Historical Person, Part 3
The Retelling Model suggests that as anatomically modern humans evolved in Africa, there was a gradual growing awareness of God’s presence and calling upon their lives to which they responded in obedience and worship.
Why Dembski’s Design Inference Doesn’t Work. Part 1
Much of the credibility of the Intelligent Design movement has been based on the belief that a solid theoretical foundation has been laid by William Dembski’s 1998 book, The Design Inference.
Of Knots and Stars
In common parlance, knots are problems, not elegant solutions.
As a child, I started reading the Bible as soon as I could and I made my decision for Jesus wholeheartedly at the age of nine. Nurtured in an “all Christian environment,” I knew little else. But certain questions tended to nag at me.
Genetics, Theology, and Adam as a Historical Person, Part 2
Humans have religion, chimps do not. At some stage humanity began to know the one true God of the scriptures. How and when did that happen?
Metaphor, Mystery and Paradox, Part 5
In the intertwined disciplines of cosmology, particle physics, and quantum mechanics especially, the last century or more of science has suggested that even the most “objective” and basic features of the universe are stubbornly (or beautifully) subjective.
The Vision Lives On
BioLogos has remained alive and is thriving. By the time this article was written, 239,000 unique individuals had visited the site.
Called by Name
Just as the Lord gave Adam the task of naming the animals in the Garden, naming remains a central part of the scientific exploration of the world. But what does it mean to be “called by name”?
John Polkinghorne on Natural Theology, Part 3
Dr. John Polkinghorne looks at the second of these meta-questions: “Why is the universe so special?” To illustrate this point, he presents several examples of how the universe is fine-tuned for life, including the constants of stars and the balance of “zero point energy”.
The Cambrian “Explosion”, Part 3
There are two opposite errors which need to be countered about the fossil record: 1) that it is so incomplete as to be of no value in interpreting patterns and trends in the history of life, and 2) that it is so good that we should expect a relatively complete record of the details of evolutionary transitions within all or most lineages.
Genetics, Theology, and Adam as a Historical Person, Part 1
How should we go about the task of relating theological truths to current scientific theories?
Philip Yancey on “What Good is God?”
In this video “Conversation,” Philip Yancey explains that on the way home from a trip to Mumbai, India, during which terrorists attacked the city, he began to form a list of the challenging situations he has experienced.
Genesis, Creation, and Ancient Interpreters: Adam and Eve’s Nakedness
During periods of cultural tension, where Jews were trying to maintain their own cultural identity, a naked Adam running around Eden came to be somewhat of a problem.
Metaphor, Mystery and Paradox, Part 4
We want to believe that by quantifying and analyzing every aspect of our material existence we can do away with the existential uncertainty we all must face every day.
The Cambrian “Explosion”, Part 2
The procedure of classifying organisms is called taxonomy, and the general name for individual groups is “taxa.” Significantly, the first question that needs to be addressed is -- What is a phylum?
Challenging Old Assumptions
In this video “Conversation,” Pete Enns addresses some assumptions about ancient readers and writers that are relevant to the way we should read Genesis in the 21st century.
Genesis, Creation, and Ancient Interpreters: Some Thoughts about Eve
The idea that God first made animals to provide a helper for Adam and then, when no such helper could be found, created a woman was hard for early interpreters to swallow.
The BioLogos Forum: A Place for Conversation
In a recent blog post, Dr. Albert Mohler suggests that Biologos promotes the relinquishing of inerrancy, that Paul was wrong about Adam, and that the Fall was not historical. We would like to respond with some constructive remarks.
Metaphor, Mystery and Paradox, Part 3
When arguing that Scripture-focused approaches to interpreting natural history are as trustworthy as materialist scientific ones, believers risk getting wrong both the essence of science and the essence of faith.
Charis-Kairos—The Tears of Christ
Why would one take this journey? The only reason that I can even begin to think in such audacious terms is because I believe in the audacity of the Incarnation.
Is There an Edge to Evolution? Part 6: The Cathedral of Life
One of the most fascinating new topics in biology today is evolutionary developmental biology (evo-devo). In essence this is a field that couples two sub-disciplines, evolutionary biology and developmental biology using the tools of molecular biology.
The Cambrian “Explosion”, Transitional Forms, and the Tree of Life
The most fundamental claim of biological evolution is that all living organisms represent the outer tips of a diversifying, upward-branching tree of life. The “tree of life” is an extremely powerful metaphor that captures the essence of evolution.
The Weapon of Science, the Sword of the Spirit, and a Call to Prayer, Part 2
As a pastor, I find it particularly troubling when Christians use science as a weapon against other brothers and sisters in Faith that believe differently than they do.
Reading the Genesis Creation Accounts
In this week’s video, biblical historian John Dickson speaks about how to read the text of Genesis 1.