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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.

Francis Collins and Karl Giberson Talk about Evolution and the Church

Francis Collins and Karl Giberson Interview

In this six part series, Karl Giberson discusses evolution with BioLogos founder Francis Collins as it relates to the scientific community and the church. Their conversation addresses Collins’ scientific perspectives, his Christian faith, and the abundant evidence for evolution. Throughout, the two critique various unscientific approaches to evolution such as Young Earth Creationism and Intelligent Design. Overall, they both express the deep need for the Church in America to accept evolution as a valuable, true theory as well as to cultivate a richer understanding of the Bible among the people.
Francis Collins and Karl Giberson Talk about Evolution and the Church

Francis Collins and Karl Giberson Talk about Evolution and the Church

I wish we could say, “We can get comfortable with evolution now just as easily as the church has gotten comfortable with heliocentricity.”
March 05, 2011 
Karl Giberson, Francis Collins 
Christian Unity 
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Francis Collins and Karl Giberson Talk about Evolution and the Church, Part 2

Francis Collins and Karl Giberson Talk about Evolution and the Church, Part 2

The evidence is overwhelming. And it is becoming more and more robust down to the details almost by the day, especially because we have this ability now to use the study of DNA as a digital record.
March 12, 2011 
Karl Giberson, Francis Collins 
Christian Unity 
25
 
Francis Collins and Karl Giberson Talk about Evolution and the Church, Part 3

Francis Collins and Karl Giberson Talk about Evolution and the Church, Part 3

There is an interesting claim being made today by people like Phillip Johnson that evolution is based on a big deception, that there isn’t any solid basis at all for the theory, and that people are gradually abandoning evolution. Are there evolutionists that are jumping ship?
March 19, 2011 
Karl Giberson, Francis Collins 
Christian Unity 
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Francis Collins and Karl Giberson Talk about Evolution and the Church, Part 4

Francis Collins and Karl Giberson Talk about Evolution and the Church, Part 4

What do you think of this project that the Discovery Institute has launched, with a laboratory where they want to do genuine scientific research, with their own in-house scientists?
March 26, 2011 
Karl Giberson, Francis Collins 
Christian Unity 
20
 
Francis Collins and Karl Giberson Talk about Evolution and the Church, Part 5

Francis Collins and Karl Giberson Talk about Evolution and the Church, Part 5

What an awful circumstance we’ve put young people in. Many of them who are sending emails every week in crisis trying to figure out whether, if the church is lying to them about the origins, has the church lied to them about the whole thing?
April 02, 2011 
Karl Giberson, Francis Collins 
Christian Unity 
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Francis Collins and Karl Giberson Talk about Evolution and the Church, Part 6

Francis Collins and Karl Giberson Talk about Evolution and the Church, Part 6

So, how much of this, do you think, derives from peculiarly Christian concerns and how much arrives from just a general lack of appreciation and respect for science and the scientific community?
April 09, 2011 
Karl Giberson, Francis Collins 
Christian Unity 
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