Recently on the UK blog “Thought Economics”, BioLogos president Deborah Haarsma was interviewed with other key figures in the science/faith dialogue including Alister McGrath, Justin Barrett and Fr. José G. Funes. They responded to a range of questions about the relationship of religion and science—questions like, “Does the structure of our universe point towards the existence of a God?” and “Has science impacted our understanding of God?”
It’s nice to see the responses laid out as a mix of voices from experts in physics, philosophy, and theology, most of whom have written for BioLogos before and have been thinking about these questions for a long time.
Deborah Haarsma serves as President of The BioLogos Foundation, a position she has held since January 2013. Previously, she served as professor and chair in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Gifted in interpreting complex scientific topics for lay audiences, Dr. Haarsma often speaks to churches, colleges, and schools about the relationships between science and Christian faith. She is author (along with her husband Loren Haarsma) of Origins: Christian Perspectives on Creation, Evolution, and Intelligent Design (2011, 2007), a book presenting the agreements and disagreements of Christians regarding the history of life and the universe. Haarsma is an experienced research scientist, with several publications in the Astrophysical Journal and the Astronomical Journal on extragalactic astronomy and cosmology.
Alister E. McGrath is Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion at the University of Oxford. In addition to his work at Oxford, McGrath is Senior Research Fellow at Harris Manchester College, Oxford, President of the Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics, and serves as associate priest in a group of Church of England village parishes in the Cotswolds. His personal website can be accessed here.