The Language of Faith and Science: Some Closing Discussion Questions

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April 18, 2011 Tags: Christianity & Science - Then and Now

Today's entry was written by Karl Giberson. Please note the views expressed here are those of the author, not necessarily of The BioLogos Foundation. You can read more about what we believe here.

The Language of Faith and Science: Some Closing Discussion Questions

Over the past several months, we've been looking at The Language of Science and Faith: Straight Answers to Genuine Questions by Karl Giberson and Francis Collins, the first book to come out of The BioLogos Foundation. It is our sincere hope that those who read the book will find it to be so helpful that they may want to organize book clubs or Sunday School discussions around the points it raises. To help get those conversations started, here are a set of “talking points” that engage the material in a way that promote discussion. If you are interested in more information about starting a BioLogos Book Club, please contact us!

Questions

  • Why do so many people think science and religion are at war?

  • What is the difference between young earth creationism (YEC), old earth creationism (OEC) and intelligent design?

  • What is BioLogos and how does it challenge the linkage between evolution and atheism?

  • What are some common misunderstandings about evolution?

  • What is the best proof that evolution has occurred?

  • Did we really come from monkeys?

  • How can we know the universe is billions of years old when nobody was there to record this information?

  • Do we have to let science tell us how to interpret the Bible?

  • Do science and religion have to overlap?

  • What role could God have in evolution?

  • Doesn’t evolution make the problem of evil much worse?

  • How does evolution help faith?


Karl Giberson directs the new science & religion writing program at Gordon College in Boston. He has published more than 100 articles, reviews and essays for Web sites and journals including Salon.com, Books & Culture, and the Huffington Post. He has written seven books, including Saving Darwin, The Language of Science & Faith, and The Anointed: Evangelical Truth in a Secular Age.


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