Life In An Expanding Universe
Our dwelling in the universe—in short, our humanity—is enriched when we pay attention to what’s outside ourselves and ask it in.
Saturday Sermon: Paradise in Crisis
Selfishness and violence, corruption and greed, wars and atrocities—for all time, this one question has been pondered: what went wrong in humanity?
From the Dust: Framing the Debate
So why are Christians nervous about evolution and why do we even use a phrase like the ‘e’ word? The word itself has a negative connotation in many groups.
The Tree of Life: A Movie Review by Brian Godawa
We are introduced to a myriad of supernovas and condensing star galaxies all the way down to microbial ocean life on earth, up an evolutionary chain of complexity to fish and amphibian, through dinosaurs, including an extinguishing meteoric crash on earth and ultimately to the birth of a human baby.
Last Confessions of a Dying Star
We have grown accustomed to the idea that we know what we are looking at when we see a photograph—that a picture, a “snapshot,” gives us access to a “moment of truth” about the thing pictured
Saturday Sermon: Greg Boyd
Despite their best efforts to bring harmony, people have failed to achieve shalom in the world. Why is this so?
From Intelligent Design to BioLogos, Part 1: Early years
For those familiar with my work here at BioLogos, it might come as a surprise to know that until relatively recently I was a supporter of the Intelligent Design Movement (IDM). In this series of posts, I tell the story of my transition to the view that God uses evolution as a creative mechanism.
Thomas Aquinas: Saint of Evolutionary Psychologists?
Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274) was the foremost Christian scholar of the High Middle Ages and is today regarded as a "doctor" of the Catholic Church. No, Aquinas was not a materialist neuroscientist, but he understood the intimate interdependence of mind and body.
Visions of Ordinary
In this sense, the psalmist and prophets and ancient storytellers are indeed all struggling artists, closing the infinite distance between the grandeur of God and an ordinary humanity. What is man that Thou art mindful of him? The son of man that Thou visitest him?
Saturday Sermon: The First Wedding Day
The ordained and blessed tradition of marriage is established in Genesis 2: 18-25. This passage communicates important ideas, Dr. Keller affirms, about both marriage seeking and marriage executing. When considered, these concepts will allow one to be successful in both areas.
Deep Resonances between Science and Theology, Part 6
The Father’s engendering love for the Son calls creation into life through the power of the Holy Spirit. The indwelling Spirit, then, permeates the entire cosmos—every atom, super nova, and biological form—with life-giving energy.
From the Dust: The Fall
For one thing, there is the serpent, and however you interpret the serpent, here is a bit of the created order that is actively talking against God, working against God—so there is already something that has gone wrong.
Deep Resonances between Science and Theology, Part 5
There is, indeed, a strangeness to what we know scientifically about ourselves and our place in the universe.
The New String
The presence in the cosmos of the "new string"-- the Messiah, does not intrude on or threaten what is already there but is a means of establishing harmony. He is both a measure of the order in creation and a means and promise of redemption.
Saturday Sermon: Who is Jesus? Part 2
Today’s featured message focuses on the uniqueness of Christ Jesus. This week’s discourse accentuates Jesus' engagement in history, his disclosure of reality, his embodiment of the ideal, and finally, his triumph over the grave.
Are Infinities More Scientific Than God?
So from where does the deepest order originate? From a naturalistic standpoint, we don't know because we have yet to uncover nature's deepest laws. However, even if we reveal these laws, the question of why they give rise to such profound order will still remain a puzzle.
The Origin of Biological Information, Part 6
Of interest for our purposes here is the simple realization that a relatively small number of subtle genetic changes undergird the large biological differences we observe between humans and chimpanzees.
From the Dust: The Book of Genesis
It is our sincere hope that, above all else, the film can become a focal point for some of the big questions that inevitably arise at the intersection of science and faith.
Deep Resonances between Science and Theology, Part 4
We now move to a characterization of some of the major themes that define the shape of contemporary science.
The Christian Revolution
It was Christianity, he contends, that bequeathed to humanity an entirely new vision of the human person. So what was this new vision?
Green has described her work as a “pursuit of truth and beauty,” and further said that “scientists, mathematicians, and artists all have an awareness of the infinite and eternal in the finite."
Saturday Sermon: Who is Jesus?
Although it is now clear that we, “the sons and daughters of Adam,” were created through an evolutionary process, we believe that all of humankind has a fallen nature in need of redemption. Like Eve before us, we hear a voice telling us that we can sort out good and evil on our own. We don’t need God, we think.