Saturday Science Links: January 31, 2015
Remembering Jud Carlberg
President Haarsma reflects on the life and legacy of the late Dr. Jud Carlberg, former BioLogos board chairman.
Series: Discussing Origins: BioLogos, Reasons to Believe, and Southern Baptists (4 entries)
What happens when evolutionary creationists, old-earth creationists, and Southern Baptist theologians sit down publicly and talk about origins? At the 2014 meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, these three groups decided to find out. This four-part series is adapted from the three-hour dialogue, entitled “A Conversation on Origins”.
Saturday Science Links: January 24, 2015
The top ten coolest science stories of the last month are featured.
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)
Series: Adam, Eve, and Human Population Genetics (5 entries)
Series: A Deeper Faith (2 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.
Evolution in the Holy Land
All creation is the doings of God’s hands, no matter how he did it. When I look at a painting, I can connect somehow with the painter, and the same goes with the universe and God.
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.
Saturday Science Links: November 15, 2014
Conflicts, collisions, and comets are the theme in this week's Saturday Science Links.
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.
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.