Series: Genesis: History, Fiction, or Neither? Three Views on the Bible's Earliest Chapters (Excerpts) (3 entries)
This series features excerpts from the newly released book Genesis: History, Fiction, or Neither?: Three Views on the Bible's Earliest Chapters, part of Zondervan’s Counterpoints series in which top scholars present their cases and respond to each other’s presentations.
Series: Reading God’s Two Books: Early American Perspectives (4 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.
Patheos Blogger RJS Wrestles with the Meaning of the Old Testament
Patheos blogger RJS completes long series of blogs reviewing the important book "Seriously Dangerous Religion: What the Old Testament Really Says and Why It Matters," and it's a must-read.
Series: "Lost World of Genesis One" Book Club (7 entries)
Companion series to the spring 2015 book club featuring "The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate" by John Walton.
Series: Evolution and Original Sin by Robin Collins (11 entries)
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.
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.
Series: I Have a Friend Who Believes Science Disproves Faith (2 entries)
This two-part series is adapted from a sermon originally delivered at Jacksonville Chapel on January 18, 2015. The sermon series of which these posts are derived was, in turn, adapted from a similar series by pastor John Ortberg.
Can Science and Scripture Be Reconciled?
A continuation of our series featuring our new and revised "Common Questions" pages
Discordant Views on Concordism
Many voices in the origins debate have strong opinions about whether their views on science and the Bible are "concordist", yet there is little agreement about what the word actually means.
What makes BioLogos different from Evolutionism, Creationism, and Intelligent Design?
A short guide to where BioLogos fits in the origins debate.
Series: BioLogos Interviews Bill Nye (3 entries)
Interview with Bill Nye and follow-up thoughts from president Haarsma.
The “Cosmogonic” Form of Genesis 1
In both form and content, then, Genesis 1 reveals that its basic purposes are religious and theological, not scientific or historical.
From the Archives: Miracles and Science, Part 5
By getting rid of the miracle stories in the Bible, Bultmann and his followers hoped to make the Christian story more palatable to modern man. Although I recognize the emotional weight of this sentiment, I am not convinced that it is an intellectually coherent approach, mainly for reasons of self-consistency.
The Aroma of the Knowledge of God: How the Sense of Smell Inspires Worship and Awe
I’ve always thought of the sense of smell as a more intimate sense than most other senses. For in smelling, the thing that we smell becomes almost a part of us.
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.
On Beginning to Understand the Intelligence of Design: Reflections on ‘Darwinism and the Divine’ by Alister McGrath (Part III)
Studying the basis of life’s design cannot meaningfully be separated from the character of the One responsible for it. By living in relationship with him through whom all things were created and in whom all things have their being, we experience the purpose and meaning with which this universe is infused.
An Ancient and Dynamic Universe
While reading about and studying the processes that gave rise to this astonishing world, please don’t forget that it is beautiful. It is not merely mechanics, but poetry.
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.