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October 12, 2012 Tags: Lives of Faith

Today's post features David Buller. Please note the views expressed here are those of the author, not necessarily of BioLogos. You can read more about what we believe here.

Growing up, David believed that Young Earth Creationism was the Christian position on origins and how God created. As he endeavored to learn more, he was intrigued by Francis Collins book The Language of God because Francis did not present evolution as a rival theory to Christian faith, but as something that described God's method of creation. David studied biblical interpretation and found John Walton's scholarship to be tremendously helpful in understanding the original purpose and intent of the Genesis narrative.

Reflecting on his personal journey, David thinks that it is important that we don't oversimplify questions related to science and faith, but that we explore them deeply in order to understand science in a robust, Christian way.

David Buller received a BS in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Bob Jones University in 2011, and an MA in Theological Studies, Religion and Science emphasis, from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago in 2013. He currently works in the Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion program at the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and has served as the Student and Early Career Representative for the American Scientific Affiliation.

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Karl A - #73718

October 16th 2012

David, it’s great to hear a bit of your story.  It pains me how many Christians have bought into the science vs. faith warfare model, so it is encouraging to hear about those who are thinking more deeply. 

I’d be interested in hearing your ideas on how Christian college students (or high school for that matter) in the U.S. can be helpfully exposed to dialog on creation that goes past the warfare model.

lancelot10 - #75558

December 20th 2012

I think it was darwin lyell wallace and a few athiests who started the faith science war.

Mainly up until darwin the geologic column with its billions of quickly killed fossils of all species was regarded as evidence without question of Noah’s flood.  It was Lyell who speculated that it took long ages - which has to be nonsense since the whole world would have to be under water for billions of years for water based sediment to form over billions of years.

So christianity was doing not too badly till old nick decided to roll in the doubts about Genesis - this is where he started to sow doubts about God’s word with eve.

Lots of sheeple looking to untie the gordian knot saw quickly that if genesis was not true maybe the rest was not true and they could forget about all these strict rules about sin.

So although it was said that Bishop Wilberforce won the deabate with darwin the newspapers wanted a story ” MAN DESCENDED FROM APES” became the headlines.

Richa Khandelwal - #75687

December 27th 2012

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