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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.

Framing the Conversation

Excerpts from “Origins: Christian Perspectives on Creation, Evolution, and Intelligent Design”

These excerpts from Origins: Christian Perspectives on Creation, Evolution, and Intelligent Design, written by BioLogos president Deborah Haarsma and her husband Loren Haarsma, offer a sampling of the book's many topics, from exploring our disagreements and agreements on origins as Christians to explaining scientific processes to looking at how we read Genesis.

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Framing the Conversation

Framing the Conversation

When Christians discuss creation, evolution, and design, it is easy to focus immediately on areas of controversy and disagreement. We think it is important to start by pointing out certain areas on which nearly all Christians agree.
March 18, 2013 
Deborah Haarsma, Loren Haarsma 
Christian Unity, Science & Worldviews 
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The Reliability of Historical Science

The Reliability of Historical Science

But science is more than a body of knowledge. Science is better described as a process by which people gain that knowledge. Let’s examine three methods used in the process of gaining scientific knowledge: experimental, observational, and historical.
March 27, 2013 
Deborah Haarsma, Loren Haarsma 
Science & Worldviews 
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Are Scientists Biased by Their Worldviews?

Are Scientists Biased by Their Worldviews?

The competing models and arguments may have originated in differing worldview beliefs, but eventually the experiments and observations push the scientific community toward a consensus shared by scientists of many different worldviews.
April 02, 2013 
Deborah Haarsma, Loren Haarsma 
Science & Worldviews 
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Comparing Interpretations of Genesis 1

Comparing Interpretations of Genesis 1

For concordists, the temptation is to interpret every Bible verse to match the current scientific picture. For non-concordists, the temptation is to interpret every Bible verse that appears to disagree with science as figurative.
April 12, 2013 
Deborah Haarsma, Loren Haarsma 
Biblical Interpretation 
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Multiple Lines of Evidence for an Old Universe

Multiple Lines of Evidence for an Old Universe

Astronomers have many different methods for measuring the age of various objects in the universe, and they all support ages of billions of years, not thousands. Even if the assumptions of one or two methods were faulty, it is highly unlikely that all of the methods would be affected.
April 26, 2013 
Deborah Haarsma, Loren Haarsma 
Earth, Universe & Time 
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A Perfect World?

A Perfect World?

Astronomy and geology give us clear evidence that the fundamental laws of nature have remained unchanged since the beginning of creation. Whatever the effects of the Fall, they do not seem to have changed the basic laws of physics.
June 03, 2013 
Deborah Haarsma, Loren Haarsma 
Problem of Evil 
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And God Saw That It Was Good

And God Saw That It Was Good

What shall we make of all this? We need to be cautious about what things in nature we attribute to the Fall. It’s too easy for us to take our conception of how we would make a good creation and assume that’s how God made it. By studying God’s creation, we might learn that some of our ideas are wrong.
June 04, 2013 
Deborah Haarsma, Loren Haarsma 
Problem of Evil 
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