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April 2012

Southern Baptist Voices: Is Darwinism Theologically Neutral?

Southern Baptist Voices: Is Darwinism Theologically Neutral?

The question is whether Christians can embrace both Darwin and Christ with integrity, giving each his due without slighting the other. This is the real question underlying Darwinism’s presumed theological neutrality.
April 30, 2012 
By William A. Dembski 
Science & Worldviews 
2
 
Satan’s Toady?

Satan’s Toady?

A member of a church that I was attending once told me that I was “giving bullets to the enemy” because I claimed to be a Christian and an Evolutionary Biologist.
April 27, 2012 
By Mike Arnold 
Science as Christian Calling 
3
 
Thinking Aloud Together, Part 3

Thinking Aloud Together, Part 3

As a professor I teach my students at least two things about method: face the facts and do not fear the facts. I believe this means we have to face both what the New Testament teaches and what science teaches.
April 26, 2012 
By Scot McKnight 
Christian Unity 
30
 
Thinking Aloud Together, Part 2

Thinking Aloud Together, Part 2

If we want to influence a generation with an intellectual embrace of orthodox Christian faith and responsible science, we have to avoid satire, insults, and ridicule. Instead, I suggest that we develop the virtue of tranquil, intellectual patience, and that the church can be a place this can begin.
April 25, 2012 
By Scot McKnight 
Christian Unity 
1
 
Thinking Aloud Together, Part 1

Thinking Aloud Together, Part 1

At the end of a class on Genesis 1—2, having finished a freshly-brushed-up lecture I give at least once a school year, a student whose name I had just learned approached me with the kind of seriousness in his eyes a professor recognizes. He looked me in the eye and said, “Thank you. This lecture saved my faith."
April 24, 2012 
By Scot McKnight 
Christian Unity 
2
 
Universe and Multiverse, Part 5

Universe and Multiverse, Part 5

An underlying nagging issue of string theory in its first decade was that it wasn’t actually a single theory, but five alternative theories. In each theory, the energy string possessed slightly different properties. Was one theory better than the other four?
April 23, 2012 
By Gerald Cleaver 
Earth, Universe & Time 
1
 
Teaching the Whole Controversy

Teaching the Whole Controversy

Part of our goal at BioLogos is to demonstrate that we in the Christian community can and must think deeply, but also broadly, if we want to do justice to the complexity of biological life, but also to the complexity of our lives of faith.
April 22, 2012 
By Mark Sprinkle 
Christian Unity 
32
 
Letting God Out of the Box

Letting God Out of the Box

I found myself in a very awkward situation. On the one hand I was a follower of Jesus Christ who loved the Bible, knew that it was God’s Word, and, therefore, not full of lies. However, I also was someone who had loved science for many years and was planning on pursuing a career in research...
April 20, 2012 
By Lisa Jeanguenin 
Lives of Faith 
16
 
Understanding Evolution: The Evolutionary Origins of Irreducible Complexity, Part 1

Understanding Evolution: The Evolutionary Origins of Irreducible Complexity, Part 1

I will take some time to clarify exactly how Michael Behe, the biochemist and Intelligent Design (ID) proponent who has most extensively developed the "irreducible complexity" argument, uses the term.
April 19, 2012 
By Dennis Venema 
Design 
13
 
Teaching Science in Tennessee

Teaching Science in Tennessee

Last week, Tennessee legislators approved a bill on science education (the Teacher Protection Academic Freedom Act) that has stoked controversy around the country.
April 18, 2012 
By Praveen Sethupathy 
Education 
31
 
Galileo and Other Good Books about Science and the Bible

Galileo and Other Good Books about Science and the Bible

The most important book that has ever been written about science and the Bible is none other than the Letter to the Grand Duchess Christina, written in 1615 by the great mathematician Galileo Galilei (1564-1642).
April 17, 2012 
By Ted Davis 
Christianity & Science - Then and Now 
56
 
Universe and Multiverse, Part 4

Universe and Multiverse, Part 4

According to string theory, there is only one fundamental particle from which both force-carrying particles and matter particles are formed. This particle is essentially a closed string (or loop) of pure energy.
April 16, 2012 
By Gerald Cleaver 
Earth, Universe & Time 
2
 
A Mediating Voice

A Mediating Voice

In today’s video, theologian Dr. Chris Tilling discusses the need for a mediating voice in the science and faith discussion: "The problem is that not all Scripture wants to be read literally, and to do so is to bypass some of the truth contained in it."
April 15, 2012 
By Chris Tilling 
Christian Unity 
5
 
N.T. Wright on Scripture and the Authority of God, Part 6

N.T. Wright on Scripture and the Authority of God, Part 6

The Bible is a book of personal renewal, the book of tears and laughter, the book through which God resonates with our pain and joy. This is the really powerful authority of the Bible, as distinguished from the merely manipulative or the crassly confrontational ‘use’ of scripture.
April 13, 2012 
By N.T. Wright 
Biblical Authority 
9
 
Biology by the Sea

Biology by the Sea

Middle school and high school science teachers are invited to apply to attend a professional development program specifically designed for science teachers from Christian Schools. Co-sponsored by Point Loma Nazarene University and The BioLogos Foundation, the program consists of two weeklong workshops. The first will be held during the week of June 24, 2012; the second will be held during the summer of 2013 (date to be determined).
April 12, 2012 
 
 
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The Human Fossil Record, Part 9: Out of Africa (The First Time)

The Human Fossil Record, Part 9: Out of Africa (The First Time)

The appearance of this hominin this far north and at such an early date is striking because it suggests that an early form of Homo had learned to migrate long distances.
April 12, 2012 
By James Kidder 
Human Origins 
16
 
N.T. Wright on Scripture and the Authority of God, Part 5

N.T. Wright on Scripture and the Authority of God, Part 5

In the church and in the world, it is not enough to translate scripture into timeless truths; we have to tell the story. It is the story which breaks open all other world-views and, by so doing, invites men and women, young and old, to see this story as their story.
April 11, 2012 
By N.T. Wright 
Biblical Authority 
3
 
Scientists Tell Their Stories: David Wilkinson

Scientists Tell Their Stories: David Wilkinson

"If I have one criticism of my fellow theologians from time to time, it’s that they’re often stuck in the physics of the 19th century rather than the 20th and 21st centuries."
April 10, 2012 
By David Wilkinson 
Lives of Faith 
5
 
Universe and Multiverse, Part 3

Universe and Multiverse, Part 3

Several independent lines of evidence point to billions of years of history since the Big Bang. I understand this detailed history of the universe as the ongoing process by which God continually creates the universe.
April 09, 2012 
By Gerald Cleaver 
Earth, Universe & Time 
22
 
Wheat that Springeth Green

Wheat that Springeth Green

As we remember the narrative that takes us from Good Friday through Easter morning, the image of a buried grain of wheat invites us into the story rather than just describing what happens in it.
April 07, 2012 
By Mark Sprinkle 
Worship & Arts 
2
 
Theory, Prediction and Converging Lines of Evidence, Part 3

Theory, Prediction and Converging Lines of Evidence, Part 3

One aspect of Christian anti-evolutionary materials that I find frustrating is that the broad sweep of evidence for evolution is avoided in favor of focusing in on specific, isolated details in an attempt to refute them individually.
April 05, 2012 
By Dennis Venema 
History of Life 
12
 
N.T. Wright on Scripture and the Authority of God, Part 4

N.T. Wright on Scripture and the Authority of God, Part 4

The notion of God’s authority, which we have to understand before we understand what we mean by the authority of scripture, is based on the fact that this God is the loving, wise, creator, redeemer God.
April 04, 2012 
By N.T. Wright 
Biblical Authority 
12
 
America’s View on Evolution and Creationism (Infographic)

America’s View on Evolution and Creationism (Infographic)

The BioLogos Forum is pleased to present this infographic about science and faith in America. The graphic uses data from Gallup Research, The New York Times, and the Pew Research Center to show what Americans currently believe about the origins of humans.
April 04, 2012 
 
Creation & Origins 
24
 
Science and the Bible: Five Attitudes & Approaches

Science and the Bible: Five Attitudes & Approaches

If you’re reading this, then you already have an interest in how science relates to the Bible. Judging from the very large number of books, magazine articles, blog entries, and sermons devoted to that topic in any given year, you aren’t alone.
April 03, 2012 
By Ted Davis 
Christianity & Science - Then and Now 
62
 
Universe and Multiverse, Part 2

Universe and Multiverse, Part 2

Over the last few thousand years, the human perception of physical reality has gone through several stages. Each shift has illuminated a larger, grander creation, and for Christians, each advance should signify a fuller representation of God’s eternal power.
April 02, 2012 
By Gerald Cleaver 
Earth, Universe & Time 
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