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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.

 

Series: BioLogos Basics (8 entries)

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

 

Series: Adam, Eve, and Human Population Genetics (15 entries)

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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?"

 

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.

 

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.

 

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?

 

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.

 

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.

 

What makes BioLogos different from Evolutionism, Creationism, and Intelligent Design?

A short guide to where BioLogos fits in the origins debate.

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