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Better Science for Clergy? PBS Discusses Science in Seminaries

Recently, the PBS show "Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly" featured a new program to help seminary students better understand science.

 

Galaxies, Genes, and the Glory of God

If you have ever struggled to communicate with friend or family member about evolutionary creationism, or simply how science and faith mutually enrich each other, this lecture is an amazing reference.

 

Did Newton’s God Vanish with the “Gaps” in His Science?

In none of these cases was Newton inserting God into a “gap” into our knowledge that science would someday fill. Rather, his prior belief in God helped him arrive at attitudes and ideas that have unquestionably advanced our understanding of nature.

 

R.C. Sproul on Science, Scripture, and the Age of the Universe

"I think we can learn from non-believing scientists who are studying natural revelation. They may get a better sense of the truth from their study of natural revelation than I get from ignoring natural revelation."

 

If God created the universe, what created God?

Many arguments claiming to prove the existence of God have been proposed throughout the centuries. A popular argument is that, since all effects come from causes, there must have been a “first cause” that is outside the material world—an “uncaused cause”. The response to many of these arguments, however, is: “If God created the world, what created God?

 

Is There a War on Science? Reflecting on National Geographic's Cover Story

"The rhetoric of 'more scientific than thou' accomplishes almost nothing, reinforcing existing narratives rather than bringing more people into productive dialogue." Thankfully, magazines like National Geographic are beginning to realize this.

 

Is Science-Religion Conflict Always a Bad Thing? Some Augustinian Considerations

Historian Peter Harrison argues that harmony between faith and science is not as simple as it seems, and some versions of "harmony" can do damage to the Christian faith.

 

Can Science and Scripture Be Reconciled?

A continuation of our series featuring our new and revised "Common Questions" pages

 

Why should Christians consider evolutionary creation?

Evolution is a challenging subject to consider in light of biblical faith, so it is often easier to ignore or reject it than to engage in meaningful discussion about the topic. Yet considering evolutionary creation has important benefits for Christians both in our relationship with the Creator, and in our relationships with other people—both believers and non-believers.

 

Series: BioLogos Interviews Bill Nye (3 entries)

Interview with Bill Nye and follow-up thoughts from president Haarsma.

 

What makes BioLogos different from Evolutionism, Creationism, and Intelligent Design?

A short guide to where BioLogos fits in the origins debate.

 
 

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)

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Ch. 7: Roaming Through the Night to Find My Place in this World

Is it possible to value humanity’s place in the universe too much?

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