Dissonance and Harmony
People hold clearly discordant points of view, and it would be dishonest to ignore the conflict. Yet some voices emphasize the dissonance without any note of harmony to put it in context. Too often, science and faith becomes a hostile battle of worldviews, sounding angry, dissonant chords even among fellow Christians. But civil, gracious dialogue is possible.
New Leadership for The BioLogos Foundation
With great pleasure, the Board of Directors of The BioLogos Foundation announces the appointment of Deborah Haarsma to become our next President, and of Jeffrey Schloss to the role of Senior Scholar. Professor Haarsma assumes leadership from our outgoing President Darrel Falk, to whom we owe a tremendous debt of gratitude.
Raising Children to Pursue Truth
In this video Conversation, Joel Hunter articulates the importance of raising a child that can garner knowledge from a variety of sources and to be able to study science with integrity—that is, to be able to pursue the truth to where it leads.
Worshiping, Growing, and Learning
Yesterday, biology professors Randy Moore and Sehoya Cotner raised the concern that workshops focused on evolution-related training do not reach not reach creationism-based biology teachers. Today, we'd like to focus on BioLogos' efforts to address that divide through our Biology by the Sea workshops.
Evolution and Creationism in America’s Biology Classrooms
High school biology courses have a strong and lingering impact on students’ views of evolution and creationism.
The Rise of Archaic Homo sapiens
Beginning around 600 to 700 thousand years ago, new hominin forms appear in the archaeological record, all having certain common characteristics distinct from Homo erectus. These were the first, still-archaic Homo sapiens.
Psalm for the January Thaw
God shows himself not just in the orderliness of nature, but powerfully, joyously and always surprisingly in its beautiful "non-order" as well.
Science and the Bible: Assessing the Evangelical Encounter with Evolution
Having now completed our study of the five main views about “Science and the Bible” held by conservative Protestants, I conclude with a final column, assessing the whole situation as I see it today.
Made in the Image of God: Human Values and Genomics
Genes and physiology are seen as something different from "us" and "our mind," and they seem to be controlling us, so we can't even change our mind. Humans are presented as pawns of their biology, puppets dancing to the tune of their genetic masters.
Does Evolution Compromise Human Morality?
Once we have a scientific hypothesis for how something exists, it is tempting to make the philosophical inference that this is also why it exists.
Awe in Science
If we can understand the experiences of the people who work every day in the lab, our dialogues concerning science and religion will be far more fruitful.
Harmonizing Science, Ethics, and Praxis: Part 3
I grew up immersed in a culture of storytelling and singing, forming a system of remarkable consistency and integrity. This immersion allowed me to begin living my life as a psalm—and only later find out why!
Harmonizing Science, Ethics, and Praxis: Part 2
“How does the world work?” “What is right?” and “What then must we do?” This science-ethics-praxis triad is a framework for living, for learning, for teaching, and most importantly for acting. It is a framework for stewardship.
Harmonizing Science, Ethics, and Praxis: Part 1
“How do you, as a scientist, as a student of the Scriptures, and as someone directly involved in town politics, put it all together?” they asked.
Augustine of Hippo and Two Books Theology, Part 2
Augustine had a great deal to say about those chapters in Genesis that are especially controversial within Christianity today.
Augustine of Hippo and Two Books Theology, Part 1
For Augustine, a literal interpretation meant allowing Scripture to speak for itself by attending to the intentions of the author.
Genesis 2 and the Human Calling, Part 2
Perhaps for all the attention Christians have paid to it, we’ve spent too much time pitting Genesis against science, rather than working with scientists to better understand the very world that these verses command us to protect.
To Serve and Preserve—Genesis 2 and the Human Calling
Genesis 2 should banish from our minds any idea that creation care is somehow “secular” work for a Christian, or that it is not even our responsibility. This was the first task given to humanity, to serve and worship God by cultivating and protecting the world He created.