Series: Saturday Science Links (22 entries)
The biggest science stories of the week are reviewed.
Series: Reading God’s Two Books: Early American Perspectives (2 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.
"Natural" and "Supernatural" are Modern Categories, Not Biblical Ones
Patheos Blogger RJS Wrestles with the Meaning of the Old Testament
Series: "Lost World of Genesis One" Book Club (7 entries)
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.
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."
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 2
Can Science and Scripture Be Reconciled?
A continuation of our series featuring our new and revised "Common Questions" pages
Discordant Views on Concordism
Reflections on our Interview with Bill Nye
President Haarsma reflects on our big interview with Bill Nye, and explains how it relates to our mission.
The “Cosmogonic” Form of Genesis 1
What is a Literal Reading?: Lessons from Gregory of Nyssa and Augustine
A very important way of avoiding a myopic understanding of our own theories and conclusions is to examine how our forebears in the faith understood things.
How Hermeneutics Led Me To A Deeper Faith
As I began to study the dynamic nature of Scripture, I discovered the dynamic nature of God.
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.
What Does it Mean to be “Pro-Science”? (and Why it Matters for Space Exploration)
Evangelicals are skeptical of space exploration—but can pastors change this from the pulpit?
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.