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January 2013

Dissonance and Harmony

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.
January 30, 2013 
By Deborah Haarsma 
Christianity & Science - Then and Now, Lives of Faith 
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New Leadership for The BioLogos Foundation

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.
January 28, 2013 
 
 
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Raising Children to Pursue Truth

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.
January 25, 2013 
By Joel Hunter 
Education 
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Worshiping, Growing, and Learning

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 creationism-based biology teachers. Today, we'd like to focus on BioLogos' efforts to address that divide through our Biology by the Sea workshops.
January 23, 2013 
 
Education 
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Evolution and Creationism in America’s Biology Classrooms

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.
January 22, 2013 
By Randy Moore, Sehoya Cotner 
Education 
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The Rise of Archaic Homo sapiens

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.
January 21, 2013 
By James Kidder 
Human Origins 
24
 
Psalm for the January Thaw

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.
January 18, 2013 
By Luci Shaw 
Worship & Arts 
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Science and the Bible: Assessing the Evangelical Encounter with Evolution

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.
January 17, 2013 
By Ted Davis 
Christianity & Science - Then and Now 
58
 
Made in the Image of God: Human Values and Genomics

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.
January 15, 2013 
By Denis Alexander 
Genetics, Image of God 
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Does Evolution Compromise Human Morality?

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.
January 14, 2013 
By Loren Haarsma 
Morality & Ethics 
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Awe in Science

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.
January 10, 2013 
By Ruth Bancewicz 
Science as Christian Calling 
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Harmonizing Science, Ethics, and Praxis: Part 3

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!
January 09, 2013 
By Calvin DeWitt 
Morality & Ethics 
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Harmonizing Science, Ethics, and Praxis: Part 2

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.
January 08, 2013 
By Calvin DeWitt 
Morality & Ethics 
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Harmonizing Science, Ethics, and Praxis: Part 1

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.
January 07, 2013 
By Calvin DeWitt 
Morality & Ethics 
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Augustine of Hippo and Two Books Theology, Part 2

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.
January 05, 2013 
By Mark H. Mann 
Christianity & Science - Then and Now 
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Augustine of Hippo and Two Books Theology, Part 1

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.
January 04, 2013 
By Mark H. Mann 
Christianity & Science - Then and Now 
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Genesis 2 and the Human Calling, Part 2

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.
January 03, 2013 
By David Buller 
Morality & Ethics 
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To Serve and Preserve—Genesis 2 and the Human Calling

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.
January 02, 2013 
By David Buller 
Morality & Ethics 
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