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.
Series: Reading God’s Two Books: Early American Perspectives (6 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: Responding to "Laudato Si'" by Pope Francis (4 entries)
Pope Francis's June 2015 encyclical has stirred international conversation on how science and faith come together on the question of ecology and climate change. This short series features several responses from friends of BioLogos, including world-renowned Christian climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe. The series concludes with closing thoughts by BioLogos content manager Jim Stump.
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.
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 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.
What makes BioLogos different from Evolutionism, Creationism, and Intelligent Design?
A short guide to where BioLogos fits in the origins debate.
Series: Discussing Origins: BioLogos, Reasons to Believe, and Southern Baptists (4 entries)
What happens when evolutionary creationists, old-earth creationists, and Southern Baptist theologians sit down publicly and talk about origins? At the 2014 meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, these three groups decided to find out. This four-part series is adapted from the three-hour dialogue, entitled "A Conversation on Origins".
New Ways To Join the BioLogos Dialogue!
Today, we are unveiling our new comment/discussion system, with many new ways to interact with authors and fellow readers about science and faith.
Should Christians Trust Scientific Experts?
Because reliance upon experts cannot be eliminated, the central question for Christians today is not “should I believe scientific experts?” but “which scientific experts should I believe?”
A Seat at the Table: BioLogos at Evangelical Theological Society 2014
Our time at the annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society showed that there is a hunger to a better conversation about science and evangelical Christianity.
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.
Series: “Origins” Book Club (6 entries)
Pope Francis on Evolution, Creation, and Magic
Pope Francis is reiterating a basic claim in Catholic Christianity: If one acknowledges that God creates by giving creatures not only their existence but also their natures, one can reconcile an evolutionary worldview with the Christian faith.
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.
Series: Fundamentalists, Modernists, and Evolution (6 entries)
Evolution and the Christian, Part 3: Speaking the Truth in Love
There is a need to speak out truthfully about evolution, but love and a desire for Christian unity must be foremost when doing so.
Ken Ham, We Need a Better Conversation (Perhaps Over Dinner?)
BioLogos president Deb Haarsma responds to Ken Ham’s recent comments about Hugh Ross, and pleads for a more gracious conversation between Christians on issues of faith and science.