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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: 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.

 

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.

 

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?

 

Series: Fundamentalists, Modernists, and Evolution (6 entries)

 

Growing Up Evangelical: My Story of Making Peace With Evolution

My childhood in the evangelical church gave me the toolkit that led me to eventually accept the evidence for evolution, and marvel at the God who created it all.

 

Series: Reviewing "Surprised by Scripture" by N.T. Wright (3 entries)

 

Science and Theology: Questioning the “Two-State Solution”

Theology needs science, but science needs theology; there can be no two-state solution.

 

The Evolution of a Southern Baptist

Recent high-school graduate Jacob shares about his journey from young-earth creationism to evolutionary creationism, and how his faith was challenged and strengthened along the way.

 

A Biologist's Perspective

In this video originally featured in March of 2012, Dr. David Finch, a biologist at New York University, discusses his thoughts on both Creationism and the effects of "new atheists" like Richard Dawkins.

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