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Series: Saturday Science Links (19 entries)

The biggest science stories of the week are reviewed.

 

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?

 

Series: "Lost World of Genesis One" Book Club (4 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.

 

Series: Evolution and Original Sin by Robin Collins (10 entries)

 

Can Science and Scripture Be Reconciled?

A continuation of our series featuring our new and revised "Common Questions" pages

 

Discordant Views on Concordism

Many voices in the origins debate have strong opinions about whether their views on science and the Bible are "concordist", yet there is little agreement about what the word actually means.

 

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.

 

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.

 

What is a Literal Reading?: Lessons from Gregory of Nyssa and Augustine

A very important way of avoiding a myopic understanding of our own theories and conclusions is to examine how our forebears in the faith understood things.

 

Series: A Deeper Faith (2 entries)

 

Learning to Celebrate Creation Together

We need safe places in which to raise the complex issues of submitting wholeheartedly to the authority of God’s Word in the Scriptures while wrestling with the important findings and perspectives in the natural sciences.

 

Newton, Leibniz, and the Role of God in Planetary Orbits

In the early 1700s, Isaac Newton and Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz famously disagreed about whether God periodically "corrected" the orbits of the planets. Why their disagreement matters for today's debates about God and evolution.

 

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?”

 

What Does it Mean to be “Pro-Science”? (and Why it Matters for Space Exploration)

Evangelicals are skeptical of space exploration—but can pastors change this from the pulpit?

 

The Aroma of the Knowledge of God: How the Sense of Smell Inspires Worship and Awe

I’ve always thought of the sense of smell as a more intimate sense than most other senses. For in smelling, the thing that we smell becomes almost a part of us.

 

Evolution in the Holy Land

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.

 

From the Archives: Science and the Bible: Theistic Evolution, Part 1

From 2012: The dictionaries I checked don’t define the term, “theistic evolution,” so I offer my own definition: the belief that God used the process of evolution to create living things, including humans.

 

The “One Thing” Behind the Genesis Debate

The one thing on which the entire Genesis debate hinges is whether we acknowledge the role played by hermeneutics.

 

From the Archives: A BioLogos Response to Kenneth Keathley, Part 1

From 2012: The entire BioLogos community would like to thank Dr. Keathley not only for his work in writing his introductory essay, but for his willingness to organize a small collection of essays by other Southern Baptist scholars describing their concerns about the BioLogos perspective. We welcome this opportunity to clarify our positions and remove stumbling blocks where possible.

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