April Blog Highlights
This month we debuted the first excerpt from the upcoming BioLogos book Evolving: Evangelicals Reflect on Evolution, a collection of stories from others who have wrestled with evolution and Christian faith. The essay, by theologian and “Evolving” co-editor Tom Oord, outlines his developing thoughts on the interpretation of Scripture and how he came to believe that evolution actually reinforces central biblical truths.
Elsewhere on the site, Michael Buratovich, an assistant professor of biology at Spring Arbor University in Spring Arbor, Michigan, wrote about what makes biological evolution "good science". His thoroughly researched article "Biological Evolution: What Makes It Good Science?" shares how evidence from multifarious scientific fields—not just biology and paleontology—have bolstered the theory of evolution and added to our understanding of how natural selection works.
Our Fellows continued their ongoing series as well. Dennis Venema's "Evolution Basics" looked at artificial selection among dog breeds and what our diet shows us about natural selection and human lineage. Meanwhile, Ted Davis concluded his exploration of John Polkinghorne's views on the resurrection.
Finally, we shared three new excerpts from President Deborah Haarsma and her husband Loren's book Origins: Christian Perspectives on Creation, Evolution, and Intelligent Design. The new sections touched on scientific worldviews, interpretations of Genesis 1, and the evidence for an old universe. And don't forget: you can still get a free copy of Origins with any donation of $50 or more!