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The BioLogos Forum is designed to foster a serious and comprehensive discussion of Christian faith and the sciences. We believe that charitable engagement of different perspectives within the Church helps sharpen our thinking and deepen our commitment to the truth that is hidden in Christ. So while many of the articles and videos under the distinctive Forum banner come from BioLogos staff and Senior Fellows, we feature a range of voices, including those that disagree with us and with each other. Unless otherwise noted, views expressed are those of the authors, not necessarily of The BioLogos Foundation. You can read more about what we believe here, and join the conversation in the comments section at the end of each post.

Stump, Jim

Jim Stump

Jim Stump has served as the Content Manager at BioLogos since August 2013. As such he oversees the development of new content and curates the existing content. Jim's PhD is in philosophy from Boston University where he wrote a dissertation on the history and philosophy of science. He is the author (with Chad Meister) of Christian Thought: A Historical Introduction (Routledge, 2010) and the editor (with Alan Padgett) of the Blackwell Companion to Science and Christianity (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012). Jim is a frequent speaker at churches and other groups on topics at the intersection of science and Christianity.

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Belief in God in a World Explained by Science, part 1

3 Part Series: Belief in God in a World Explained by Science

July 14, 2014 
Jim Stump 
Christianity & Science - Then and Now, Earth, Universe & Time, Science & Worldviews, Science as Christian Calling 
 
Interpreting Adam: Introduction

5 Part Series: Interpreting Adam

A few months ago Zondervan published the anthology Four Views on the Historical Adam. This valuable new resource addresses one of the most common questions Christians have about evolution: how does the Adam of the Bible fit with the scientific and historical evidence about early humans?
April 07, 2014 
Jim Stump, Deborah Haarsma 
Biblical Interpretation, Christ & New Creation, Human Origins 
 
Introducing a New Video Series: What Is BioLogos?

5 Part Series: BioLogos Basics

So what is BioLogos? Well it all began with a scientist and a book.
February 12, 2014 
Jim Stump, Andrew DeSelm 
BioLogos 
 
Ken Ham vs. Bill Nye

2 Part Series: Ken Ham vs. Bill Nye

January 15, 2014 
Jim Stump, Deborah Haarsma 
Christian Unity, Science & Worldviews 
 
“The Language of God” Book Club – Chapters 1 & 2

7 Part Series: “The Language of God” Book Club

The BioLogos Book Club discussion of Francis Collins’ The Language of God.
January 24, 2014 
Jim Stump 
Education, Morality & Ethics, Science as Christian Calling 
 
BioLogos’s New Comments Policy

2 Part Series: BioLogos’s New Comments Policy

October 25, 2013 
Jim Stump 
BioLogos 
 
Interview with Ronald Osborn

Interview with Ronald Osborn

We must press beyond the various creation narratives in the Hebrew Bible, including the final chapters of Job, to the picture of God revealed in the New Testament—the Creator who does not rationally explain away the scandal of suffering but who instead enters into it.
May 20, 2014 
Jim Stump 
Featuring Ronald E. Osborn
Biblical Authority, Biblical Interpretation, Morality & Ethics, Problem of Evil 
 
Still Surprised by Easter

Still Surprised by Easter

We now take for granted an understanding of the Christian story that was largely worked out by Paul and later theologians. Even though the Gospels were composed after Paul’s letters, they were concerned to tell the story itself in all its strangeness as it had been preserved by the first generation of Christians. And what we find in the stories themselves is the shock and wonder and surprise that the resurrection caused.
April 20, 2014 
Jim Stump 
Christ & New Creation, Miracles 
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The Noah Movie

The Noah Movie

Russell Crowe as Noah was no superhero. He was very human—perhaps too human for those who’d prefer he remain in the flannel graph world of our Sunday School stories.
April 02, 2014 
Jim Stump 
Biblical Interpretation, Worship & Arts 
2
 
Ken Ham and Biblical Authority

Ken Ham and Biblical Authority

Because BioLogos accepts the scientific evidence for the age of the earth and common ancestry, Ham believes we are undermining the Bible and denying its authority. However, the authority of the Bible is key for all that we do at BioLogos.
March 26, 2014 
Jim Stump 
Featuring Josh Hayashi, Diane Sweeney
Evolution & Christian Faith project, Young Earth Creationism 
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Long Life Spans in Genesis

Long Life Spans in Genesis

“If God wanted to make Methuselah live to be 969 years old, we certainly believe that God could intervene in the natural order of things and make that happen. The question rather—as it should be for all biblical interpretation—is whether that is really the message of the text.”
January 16, 2014 
Jim Stump 
Biblical Interpretation 
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Ian G. Barbour, 1923 – 2013

Ian G. Barbour, 1923 – 2013

Ian Barbour died on Christmas Eve at the age of 90. He is credited by many to be the father of the contemporary academic discipline of science and religion.
January 08, 2014 
Jim Stump 
Education, Lives of Faith, Science as Christian Calling 
2
 
Origins News Round-up for November 15, 2013

Origins News Round-up for November 15, 2013

Today’s Origins News Round-up takes us from some cosmic data on the possible existence of life elsewhere in the universe, to some surprising theories about the origin of life, and some interesting general news and editorial items on science and religion.
November 15, 2013 
Jim Stump 
Christianity & Science - Then and Now, History of Life, Science as Christian Calling 
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New Resources on Our Site

New Resources on Our Site

Today we draw your attention to a couple of short term projects that have been completed and are now visible on our site: Our History and Small Group Resources.
November 08, 2013 
Jim Stump 
BioLogos, Education 
1
 
What’s in the Works at BioLogos

What’s in the Works at BioLogos

There is no formula for generating beliefs in people. There are plenty of people with access to the same facts who end up believing different things. But for many Christians—like the ones I heard from this week—access to information about the position we call “evolutionary creation” could make a significant difference for reconciling science and Christian faith.
October 11, 2013 
Jim Stump 
BioLogos, Christian Unity, Education 
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