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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.

Metaphor, Mystery and Paradox at the Confluence of Science and Faith

Metaphor, Mystery and Paradox at the Confluence of Science and Faith

Mark Sprinkle examines the western thought that science is based on purely the objective while religion is based on purely the subjective. He exposes the creative and subjective aspect involved in our scientific understanding of the world. Ultimately, Christians should not seek to objectively prove the Bible or disprove scientific findings, but rather, interpret all things in view of Christ.

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Metaphor, Mystery and Paradox at the Confluence of Science and Faith

Metaphor, Mystery and Paradox at the Confluence of Science and Faith

In discussions about the relationship between science and faith, often the central issue for believers is how scientific investigation affects our understanding of the trustworthiness of Scripture.
November 15, 2010 
Mark Sprinkle 
Science & Worldviews 
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Metaphor, Mystery and Paradox, Part 2

Metaphor, Mystery and Paradox, Part 2

In the first installment of this series, I started to lay out the case that “objective” science is actually shot through with imagery and metaphor.
November 22, 2010 
Mark Sprinkle 
Science & Worldviews 
5
 
Metaphor, Mystery and Paradox, Part 3

Metaphor, Mystery and Paradox, Part 3

When arguing that Scripture-focused approaches to interpreting natural history are as trustworthy as materialist scientific ones, believers risk getting wrong both the essence of science and the essence of faith.
December 06, 2010 
Mark Sprinkle 
Science & Worldviews 
9
 
Metaphor, Mystery and Paradox, Part 4

Metaphor, Mystery and Paradox, Part 4

We want to believe that by quantifying and analyzing every aspect of our material existence we can do away with the existential uncertainty we all must face every day.
December 13, 2010 
Mark Sprinkle 
Science & Worldviews 
5
 
Metaphor, Mystery and Paradox, Part 5

Metaphor, Mystery and Paradox, Part 5

In the intertwined disciplines of cosmology, particle physics, and quantum mechanics especially, the last century or more of science has suggested that even the most “objective” and basic features of the universe are stubbornly (or beautifully) subjective.
December 21, 2010 
Mark Sprinkle 
Science & Worldviews 
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