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Addressing Christian Concerns About the Implications of BioLogos’ Science, Part 1

Addressing Christian Concerns about the Implications of BioLogos’ Science

In this series, Ard Louis addresses concerns that Christians may have about the BioLogos view that stem from specific misconceptions. Among these are misunderstandings about the nature of science, God’s action in the universe, and natural theology. In addition, there is unwarranted mistrust towards the academic world. Finally, he encourages the BioLogos team to carefully confront “the ways we in the church have all been shaped by the spirit of the age” and to patiently listen and speak about these issues.

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Addressing Christian Concerns About the Implications of BioLogos’ Science, Part 1

Addressing Christian Concerns About the Implications of BioLogos’ Science, Part 1

Many barriers to the acceptance of the BioLogos model by evangelical Christians arise from popular misconceptions about the nature of science and its relationship to God's action in our world.
January 11, 2011 
Ard Louis 
Science & Worldviews 
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Concerns About the Implications of BioLogos’ Science, Pt 2

Concerns About the Implications of BioLogos’ Science, Pt 2

Today the dominant assumption among the intelligentsia is very different, namely an autonomous “mother nature” that runs on its own. If there is a God, then they feel he should show himself by intervening — “poking into” — that world.
January 24, 2011 
Ard Louis 
Science & Worldviews 
20
 
Concerns About the Implications of BioLogos’ Science, Pt 3

Concerns About the Implications of BioLogos’ Science, Pt 3

It should be noted that even during the 19th century heyday of natural theology, there was considerable Christian pushback. The more evangelical wing of the church worried that these arguments didn’t put enough emphasis on the Bible or the saving work of Christ.
February 02, 2011 
Ard Louis 
Science & Worldviews 
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Concerns About the Implications of BioLogos’ Science, Pt 4

Concerns About the Implications of BioLogos’ Science, Pt 4

Christians need to be very careful when trying to derive theological truths from the mechanisms of nature. But it is not all doom and gloom for natural theology.
February 12, 2011 
Ard Louis 
Science & Worldviews 
43
 
Concerns About the Implications of BioLogos’ Science, Pt 5

Concerns About the Implications of BioLogos’ Science, Pt 5

The fact that there are so many different metaphors reflects the many facets of evolutionary processes. Christians may find some of these metaphors more palatable than others.
February 18, 2011 
Ard Louis 
Science & Worldviews 
17
 
Concerns About the Implications of BioLogos’ Science, Pt 6

Concerns About the Implications of BioLogos’ Science, Pt 6

When I was a child growing up in central Africa, I didn’t come across too many PhDs. I assumed that someone with Dr. in front of their name would surely know nearly all there is to know about their subject and a great deal more about the rest of the world of academic thought.
February 25, 2011 
Ard Louis 
Science & Worldviews 
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