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The “Cosmogonic” Form of Genesis 1 (Part 1)

In both form and content, then, Genesis 1 reveals that its basic purposes are religious and theological, not scientific or historical.

 

Learning to Say “Maybe”

Creation cannot explain away its creator, it merely tells part of the story of him. The danger comes when we only need God for what we don’t know, and, conversely, we don’t need him in what we do know.

 

Series: Reviewing “Darwin’s Doubt” (11 entries)

 

What is a Literal Reading?: Lessons from Gregory of Nyssa and Augustine

A very important way of avoiding a myopic understanding of our own theories and conclusions is to examine how our forebears in the faith understood things.

 

Series: A Deeper Faith (2 entries)

 

Series: Evolution and Original Sin by Robin Collins (5 entries)

 

Learning to Celebrate Creation Together

We need safe places in which to raise the complex issues of submitting wholeheartedly to the authority of God’s Word in the Scriptures while wrestling with the important findings and perspectives in the natural sciences.

 

Newton, Leibniz, and the Role of God in Planetary Orbits

In the early 1700s, Isaac Newton and Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz famously disagreed about whether God periodically "corrected" the orbits of the planets. Why their disagreement matters for today's debates about God and evolution.

 

God the Cosmic Gardener

I began to imagine God taking delight in watching the universe slowly unfold and grow, much like my wife and I delight in the slow transformation of seeds into a bountiful harvest.

 

How Science Almost Ruined My Faith

If I studied science, allowed my intellect to thrive, and continued the pursuit of understanding how things work, I was convinced that I would be condemning my soul and forsaking my faith.

 

Series: Evolution and Christian Faith Around the World (3 entries)

 

Confessions of a Failed Young-Earth Creationist

I became such an expert in young-earth creationist theology and science that it turned into a wrecking ball for my faith.

 

From the Archives: Evolution, Myths and Reconciliation: Part 3

Originally posted in 2011: Reconciliation is a much more demanding task than integration because it means an ongoing conversation between us and the unpredictability of how that ongoing conversation may affect each of us and our view of things.

 

The “One Thing” Behind the Genesis Debate

The one thing on which the entire Genesis debate hinges is whether we acknowledge the role played by hermeneutics.

 

From the Archives: A BioLogos Response to Kenneth Keathley, Part 1

From 2012: The entire BioLogos community would like to thank Dr. Keathley not only for his work in writing his introductory essay, but for his willingness to organize a small collection of essays by other Southern Baptist scholars describing their concerns about the BioLogos perspective. We welcome this opportunity to clarify our positions and remove stumbling blocks where possible.

 

Soul, Strength and Mind: How BioLogos brought me out of hiding

Science is an honest and noble pursuit, evidence of human intellect and curiosity, and to turn away from these is to deny a very important part of who God created us to be in the first place.

 

On Beginning to Understand the Intelligence of Design: Reflections on 'Darwinism and the Divine' by Alister McGrath (Part II)

For McGrath, nature is an “open secret...though open to public gaze, its deeper significance lies hidden.”

 

From the Archives: What Is Scientism?

Originally posted on June 11, 2012. Scientism is a rather strange word, but for reasons that we shall see, a useful one. Though this term has been coined rather recently, it is associated with many other “isms” with long and turbulent histories: materialism, naturalism, reductionism, empiricism, and positivism.

 

John Calvin on Nicolaus Copernicus and Heliocentrism

John Calvin really believed that the sun revolved around the earth, but we shouldn't dismiss the rest of his theology because of this error.

 

Series: “Origins” Book Club (6 entries)

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