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.
"I believe that demonstrating the existence of intelligent agency with the tools of science is impossible." - Alex Berezow
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?
So what is BioLogos? Well it all began with a scientist and a book.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Companion series to the spring 2015 book club featuring "The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate" by John Walton.
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.
Sometimes when I am studying evolution, I take a step back and worship my Lord because I am so in awe.
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.
A college student raised as a young-earth creationist shares his story of coming to understand and appreciate God's evolving creation.
Is evolution driven mainly by random genetic variation, or are there other factors at play? Michael Burdett reviews the scientific debate.
A short guide to where BioLogos fits in the origins debate.
In both form and content, then, Genesis 1 reveals that its basic purposes are religious and theological, not scientific or historical.
A common challenge to evolutionary theory is that while life does indeed change over time (what is known as microevolution), no one has ever seen one species evolve into another species (macroevolution).
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.
I became such an expert in young-earth creationist theology and science that it turned into a wrecking ball for my faith.