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: Reading God’s Two Books: Early American Perspectives (7 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.
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.
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.
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.
How Science Shook My Faith
Sometimes when I am studying evolution, I take a step back and worship my Lord because I am so in awe.
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".
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.
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.
Confessions of a Failed Young-Earth Creationist
I became such an expert in young-earth creationist theology and science that it turned into a wrecking ball for my faith.
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.