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Series: Reading God’s Two Books: Early American Perspectives (8 entries)

American thinking about religion and science before the Civil War was substantially informed by the powerful “concordist” metaphor of God as the “author” of two “books,” nature and Scripture, which ultimately must agree.

 

The Wonder of Creation

Being involved in science is a natural outflow of our own human natures and God-given intellect, and Christians in the sciences can be a witness to the world around them.

 

Wonders of the Cell

Rather than the image of God as engineer or software designer, I prefer the image of God as slow and steady artist, weaving a tapestry of great beauty in all creatures great and small.

 

Conflicts ≠ CONFLICT: My Last Word on Cornelius Hunter’s Misunderstanding of the History of Science and Religion

Cornelius Hunter’s charge that BioLogos promotes the Warfare Thesis of science and religion is rooted in a misunderstanding of what historians have actually said about that idea.

 

Here’s What’s Not Going on with BioLogos

Cornelius Hunter’s claim that BioLogos advances the “Warfare Thesis” between science and religion is wholly unfounded.

 

BioLogos in the leading journal Nature

"In fostering such dialogue between theologians and scientists who are Christians, BioLogos is forging a middle ground between presentations of science that are antagonistic towards faith and faith that will not accommodate science." -Joshua Swamidass

 

Science Versus God in Tennessee: Has Anything Really Changed?

Ninety years is a long time, and so much has changed all over the world. But have the cultural perceptions about science and religion changed since the Scopes Trial in 1925?

 

Addressing Our Poverty of Perspective

I am growing in my appreciation for a diversity of ears to hear Scripture and a diversity of cultures to interpret God's call on our lives.

 

The Wax Adam: Historical, Biographical, Archetypal, or Literary?

The history of interpretation of Adam from Genesis to the 1st Century reveals a bold and astonishing diversity in which the authors made of Adam what they needed of Adam.

 

A “Church Kid” Learns to Integrate Theology and Biology

Everything changed for me when I learned to acknowledge that I was made in the image of Jesus, who was theology and biology integrated.

 

An Unexpected Adventure: Roger Wiens on Faith, Science, and Mars

Being a scientist in the Christian community, now that’s a little difficult at times. Many Christians have stubbornly resisted understanding the vastness of God’s creation in time and space.

 

Chance or Necessity in the Origin of Life?

I think the deepest question is "chance vs. necessity" in the origin of life. Not so much whether life was bound to occur...but more the question, "given that life started, was it destined to look the way we find it?"

 

Gene Editing in Human Embryos

We, both in the church and in broader society, need to think carefully together about how new technology should be used, even as we give thanks for the fruitfulness of modern science, medicine, and technology.

 

"Natural" and "Supernatural" are Modern Categories, Not Biblical Ones

When we make distinctions between natural and supernatural activity in Scripture, not only do we push our modern categories into the Bible, but we also limit God’s action.

 

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.

 

Living Water: How a Remarkable Chemical Shaped the Land and Life of Earth

From geology to biology to research into the origin of life itself, the power of water shows the faithfulness and creativity of our Creator.

 

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.

 

I Have a Friend Who Believes Science Disproves Faith, Part 1

Is Christianity anti-science? Can Christians be good scientists? Is science the only source of true knowledge? Pastor Dave Gustavsen of Jacksonville Chapel addresses these issues.

 

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.

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