Series: ECF Conference Plenary Lectures (2 entries)
This series features the plenary lectures from the Evolution and Christian Faith conference in Grand Rapids, MI, held from June 20 to July 2, 2015.
"I believe that demonstrating the existence of intelligent agency with the tools of science is impossible." - Alex Berezow
So what is BioLogos? Well it all began with a scientist and a book.
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.
When we make distinctions between natural and supernatural activity in Scripture, not only do we push our modern categories into the Bible, but we also limit God’s action.
"I think we can learn from non-believing scientists who are studying natural revelation. They may get a better sense of the truth from their study of natural revelation than I get from ignoring natural revelation."
Is evolution driven mainly by random genetic variation, or are there other factors at play? Michael Burdett reviews the scientific debate.
A continuation of our series featuring our new and revised "Common Questions" pages