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Haarsma, Loren

Loren Haarsma

Loren Haarsma earned a Ph.D. in physics from Harvard University and did five years of postdoctoral research in neuroscience in Boston and in Philadelphia. He began teaching physics at Calvin College in 1999. His current scientific research is studying the activity of ion channels in nerve cells and other cell types, and computer modeling of self-organized complexity in biology and in economics. He studies and writes on topics at the intersection of science and faith, and co-authored Origins: Christian Perspectives on Creation, Evolution, and Intelligent Design with his wife, Deborah.

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Framing the Conversation

7 Part Series: Excerpts from "Origins: Christian Perspectives on Creation, Evolution, and Intelligent Design"

These excerpts from Origins: Christian Perspectives on Creation, Evolution, and Intelligent Design, written by BioLogos president Deborah Haarsma and her husband Loren Haarsma, offer a sampling of the book's many topics, from exploring our disagreements and agreements on origins as Christians to explaining scientific processes to looking at how we read Genesis.
March 18, 2013 
Loren Haarsma, Deborah Haarsma 
Christian Unity, Science & Worldviews 
 
The Christian Reformed Church votes to support scholarship on human origins

The Christian Reformed Church votes to support scholarship on human origins

We should celebrate the many times that our churches and colleges encourage scholarship. I saw several delegates at Synod stand up and speak directly about the importance of supporting scholars who engage the science and religion dialogue. The recent Synod decision was a move in the right direction.
July 03, 2014 
Jeff Hardin, Loren Haarsma 
Evolution & Christian Faith project, Human Origins, Science as Christian Calling 
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Why the Church Needs Multiple Theories of Original Sin

Why the Church Needs Multiple Theories of Original Sin

“It’s tempting to think that the church needs to decide quickly which of these [original sin] scenarios is right, and which ones must be wrong. I believe the church is better served by taking its time, holding several different scenarios in tension for a while as we think through the implications of each.”
November 25, 2013 
Loren Haarsma 
Adam, the Fall, and Sin, Evolution & Christian Faith project, Human Origins, Problem of Evil 
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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 
Loren Haarsma 
Morality & Ethics 
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