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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.

Mapes, Stephen

Stephen Mapes

Stephen Mapes served as webmaster for BioLogos from 2009 to 2013. He received bachelor’s degrees in mathematics and English from Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, Mass. At ENC, Stephen was a teaching assistant for a general education science class about evolutionary theory and its relation to Christian faith. He was part of the web development team for the former Science & Theology News (which ceased publication in 2006) and has written for Science & Religion Today, a website aimed at a general audience. Stephen is currently pursuing graduate studies in mathematics at the University of California, San Diego.
Decoding ENCODE

1 Part Series: Decoding ENCODE

The BioLogos Foundation explains to the findings of the Encyclopedia of DNA Elements (ENCODE) project and responds to the claims that its discoveries challenge the theory of evolution, especially regarding so-called "junk DNA".
December 30, 2011 
Stephen Mapes, Dennis Venema 
Genetics 
 
Five Years of Flourishing: A “Sayonara” from BioLogos Webmaster Stephen Mapes

Five Years of Flourishing: A “Sayonara” from BioLogos Webmaster Stephen Mapes

“But for me, personally, it was the notes from everyday Christians that left an impact: The stories of students who felt forced (and wrongly so) to choose between their faith and reason, the stories of parents concerned their precocious young sons and daughters will have their love for science questioned by fellow Christians, and the stories of faith lost and found again through prayer and reading.”
October 07, 2013 
Stephen Mapes 
Christian Unity 
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Introducing The Resource Finder

Introducing The Resource Finder

How do we give our visitors access to our vast archive of resources, and how do we make sure they are finding the resources that address their most pressing questions?
November 01, 2012 
Stephen Mapes 
 
 
Dead Bones with a Living Message

Dead Bones with a Living Message

In this video, Pääbo covers a lot of ground, noting several lines of genetic evidence for the evolution of modern humans from earlier hominids in Africa, as well as for the interbreeding between early humans and Neanderthals.
November 29, 2011 
Darrel Falk, Stephen Mapes 
Human Origins 
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Lesson from an Empty Kansas Road

Lesson from an Empty Kansas Road

Once in a while, especially on a day like today, perhaps we can drop our lives into a lower gear, pull off to the side of the road if only for a few moments, and truly meditate on this world we live in and what really means.
August 22, 2010 
Stephen Mapes 
Worship & Arts 
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