Growing in Faith

| By David Buller

Growing up, David believed that Young Earth Creationism was the Christian position on origins and how God created. As he endeavored to learn more, he was intrigued by Francis Collins book The Language of God because Francis did not present evolution as a rival theory to Christian faith, but as something that described God's method of creation. David studied biblical interpretation and found John Walton's scholarship to be tremendously helpful in understanding the original purpose and intent of the Genesis narrative.

Reflecting on his personal journey, David thinks that it is important that we don't oversimplify questions related to science and faith, but that we explore them deeply in order to understand science in a robust, Christian way.


About the Author

David Buller

David Buller received a BS in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Bob Jones University in 2011, and an MA in Theological Studies, Religion and Science emphasis, from the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago in 2013. He currently works in the Dialogue on Science, Ethics, and Religion program at the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and has served as the Student and Early Career Representative for the American Scientific Affiliation.