What's the Point?
In this video series we’ve taken a whirlwind tour through questions people have about evolutionary creation: from the age of the earth and evidences for common ancestry, to biblical interpretation and theological controversies.
Next steps for exploring this topic:
- Common Question: How is BioLogos different from Evolutionism, Intelligent Design, and Creationism?
- Common Question: Why should Christians consider evolutionary creation?
- Blog post: Ken Ham vs. Bill Nye In the lead up to their well-publicized debate in 2014, BioLogos president Deborah Haarsma argument that Christians don’t have to choose between Ham’s young earth creationism and Nye’s atheistic evolution.
- Essay: Pastor Tim Keller wrote an article for BioLogos called Creation, Evolution, and Christian Laypeople (PDF) which addresses concerns many Christian laypeople have with evolution.
- Check out our Audience-Specific Pages where you can find specially curated BioLogos resources for K-12 educators, for pastors, for youth pastors and students, for campus ministers, and for small groups.
In this video series we’ve taken a whirlwind tour through questions people have about evolutionary creation: from the age of the earth and evidences for common ancestry, to biblical interpretation and theological controversies. We’ve said that the issue of origins is not a core doctrine of the Christian faith, so it should not divide Christians. But we do see it as an important issue for showing the church and the world the harmony between science and biblical faith.
The overwhelming majority of evangelical Christians say science has a mostly positive effect on society. And considerably fewer religious people think science and faith are in conflict than do non-religious people. Yet Evangelicals also overwhelmingly reject what scientists have discovered about evolution and the Big Bang. Underlying these statistics seems to be the belief that Christians have their own version of science, and that is good and true; while “secular” science is is seen as godless and wrong.
Look at the position this puts people in: Many feel forced to choose between accepting the best science of today, or accepting evangelical Christian faith. At BioLogos we want to show that you don’t have to choose between these two.
There are actually lots of scientists who are Christians--men and women who fully affirm the central doctrines of the faith and are recognized as first-;rate scientists. And all scientists today, whether they are Christians or not, are building on the work of committed Christians in the past who ushered in modern science out of an explicitly religious impulse. Science is science, whether performed by Christians or not. Of course some people interpret the results of scientific work in ways that can challenge faith. But these interpretations are not the science itself.
At BioLogos, we see the results of science not as threat to our faith, but as revealing more about God’s created order; we encourage further exploration of the natural world, knowing that whatever results we find, all truth is God’s truth. And we can use those results for the glory of God and the advancement of his kingdom, whether that is developing cures for disease, caring for creation, or simply praising God for the wonders of his good world.
We hope you’ll take the time to explore the resources on the BioLogos website. Start with the “Next Steps” included at the end of each of these videos, or work through our Common Questions and their related links. Follow our blogs and ask questions on the forum. If you like what you see, consider recommending our materials to people you know. Subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on social media. Finally, we’d love to meet or hear from you. Attend one of our events, or invite a BioLogos speaker to one of your events. Or send us a note and tell your story.
We’d love to have you join us in inviting the church and the world to see the harmony between science and biblical faith as we present an evolutionary understanding of God’s creation.
Script: Jim Stump
Video Production: Andrew DeSelm
Narration: Jim Stump