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Collins, Francis

Francis Collins

Dr. Francis Collins is a physician and geneticist known for spearheading the Human Genome Project and for his landmark discoveries of disease genes. Collins founded the BioLogos Foundation in November 2007 and served as its president until August 16, 2009, when he resigned to become director of the National Institutes of Health. (Note: All blogs written by Collins were completed before accepting his duty as director of the NIH).

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Francis Collins and Karl Giberson Talk about Evolution and the Church

6 Part Series: Francis Collins and Karl Giberson Interview

In this six part series, Karl Giberson discusses evolution with BioLogos founder Francis Collins as it relates to the scientific community and the church. Their conversation addresses Collins’ scientific perspectives, his Christian faith, and the abundant evidence for evolution. Throughout, the two critique various unscientific approaches to evolution such as Young Earth Creationism and Intelligent Design. Overall, they both express the deep need for the Church in America to accept evolution as a valuable, true theory as well as to cultivate a richer understanding of the Bible among the people.
March 05, 2011 
Francis Collins, Karl Giberson 
Christian Unity 
 
Francis Collins Talks about Science, Medicine, Religion, and God’s Action in the World

Francis Collins Talks about Science, Medicine, Religion, and God’s Action in the World

What’s the evidence for the idea that God exists or doesn’t exist? I think anyone who’s looked at that would conclude that the strong atheist position of saying, "I know there is not God" is not an easy one to sustain.
November 14, 2013 
 
Featuring Francis Collins
Science & Worldviews, Science as Christian Calling 
 
Francis Collins by the Book

Francis Collins by the Book

Considering my own stance on the satisfying harmony of science and faith, you might be surprised to find on my shelves nearly everything written by Richard Dawkins (including “The God Delusion”) and my late friend Christopher Hitchens (including “God Is Not Great”). One must dig deeply into opposing points of view in order to know whether your own position remains defensible. Iron sharpens iron.
August 26, 2013 
 
Featuring Francis Collins
Worship & Arts 
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A Tough Mind and a Tender Heart

A Tough Mind and a Tender Heart

I recently read some published sermons by the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. The depth and breadth of his eloquent defense of truth and justice are profoundly inspiring. My favorite of his sermons begins with a verse from Matthew: "Be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves."
June 22, 2009 
Francis Collins 
Science as Christian Calling 
 
Creating a Community to Explore the Harmony of Science and Faith

Creating a Community to Explore the Harmony of Science and Faith

Today would have been my mother's 100th birthday. At her memorial service last year, family and friends sang "Will the Circle Be Unbroken." The verses powerfully captured the loss I felt as a grieving son, but the chorus offered reassurance...
June 01, 2009 
Francis Collins 
Christian Unity 
 
Evolution and the Imago Dei

Evolution and the Imago Dei

Genesis 1:26-27 reads: "Then God said, 'Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.' So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them."
May 11, 2009 
Francis Collins 
Image of God 
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BioLoguration

BioLoguration

It happened again this week. I received an e-mail from a student at a major university who is in the midst of a profound personal crisis.
April 29, 2009 
Francis Collins 
Christian Unity 
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