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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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?
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.
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...
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.
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.
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).
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.
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."
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.
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).
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.