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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.

 

Series: Adam, Eve, and Human Population Genetics (18 entries)

 

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.

 

Creation and Evolution “Research Programs” (And Why It’s So Hard to Change Perspectives)

The idea of “research programs” helps explain why it’s so hard for people of different origins perspectives to understand each other, and even harder to change positions.

 

Evolution and Christianity in Latin America: Context, History and Challenge

Dialogue about science and faith looks completely different in Latin America as compared to English-speaking countries. The reasons may surprise you.

 

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?

 

Series: BioLogos Basics (8 entries)

So what is BioLogos? Well it all began with a scientist and a book.

 

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.

 

A Creation Mandate for a New 'Evangelicals and Catholics Together'

Like other aspects of Francis’ papacy, this encyclical is sure to draw attention to ways in which Christians cooperate on the basis of their shared understanding of creation.

 

From the Archives: Evolution as a Scientific Theory

In common English usage, “theory” means something like “guess” or “hunch”. In science, however, a theory is an idea that has stood the test of time.

 

What does the fossil record show?

Though the fossil record does not include every plant and animal that ever lived, it provides substantial evidence for the common descent of life via evolution. The fossil record is a remarkable gift for the study of nature.

 

What is Evolution?

The word evolution can be used in many ways, but in biology, it means descent with modification. In other words, small modifications occur at the genetic level (i.e. in DNA) when a new generation descends from its parents. Over many generations these modifications can result in significant differences from the ancestral population.

 

What is the genetic evidence for human evolution?

The more research that is done on DNA, the more evidence we find that all life is related.

 

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.

 

If God created the universe, what created God?

Many arguments claiming to prove the existence of God have been proposed throughout the centuries. A popular argument is that, since all effects come from causes, there must have been a “first cause” that is outside the material world—an “uncaused cause”. The response to many of these arguments, however, is: “If God created the world, what created God?

 

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.

 

Discovering the Beauty of God’s Evolving Creation: My Story

A college student raised as a young-earth creationist shares his story of coming to understand and appreciate God's evolving creation.

 

The Changing Face of Evolutionary Theory?

Is evolution driven mainly by random genetic variation, or are there other factors at play? Michael Burdett reviews the scientific debate.

 

The Power of Friendship in Origins Discussions

If we want people to accept that evangelical Christianity and evolution can co-exist, then it will only happen in the context of relationships.

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