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Series: The "Cosmogonic" Form of Genesis 1 (2 entries)

Series adapted from the article "The Narrative Form of Genesis 1: Cosmogonic, Yes; Scientific, No”, originally published in 1984 in the Journal of the American Scientific Affiliation (now Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith). It is reprinted with permission. The ideas in this essay are drawn by Hyers’ excellent book The Meaning of Creation: Genesis and Modern Science.

 

Learning to Say “Maybe”

Creation cannot explain away its creator, it merely tells part of the story of him. The danger comes when we only need God for what we don’t know, and, conversely, we don’t need him in what we do know.

 

Series: Reviewing “Darwin’s Doubt” (11 entries)

 

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.

 

How Hermeneutics Led Me To A Deeper Faith

As I began to study the dynamic nature of Scripture, I discovered the dynamic nature of God.

 

Series: Evolution and Original Sin by Robin Collins (5 entries)

 

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.

 

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: Evolution, Myths and Reconciliation: Part 3

Originally posted in 2011: Reconciliation is a much more demanding task than integration because it means an ongoing conversation between us and the unpredictability of how that ongoing conversation may affect each of us and our view of things.

 

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.

 

On Beginning to Understand the Intelligence of Design: Reflections on 'Darwinism and the Divine' by Alister McGrath (Part II)

For McGrath, nature is an “open secret...though open to public gaze, its deeper significance lies hidden.”

 

From the Archives: What Is Scientism?

Originally posted on June 11, 2012. Scientism is a rather strange word, but for reasons that we shall see, a useful one. Though this term has been coined rather recently, it is associated with many other “isms” with long and turbulent histories: materialism, naturalism, reductionism, empiricism, and positivism.

 

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: “Origins” Book Club (6 entries)

 

Series: Fundamentalists, Modernists, and Evolution (6 entries)

 

Saturday Science Links: October 18, 2014

Collection of the best articles of the past several weeks on science (and faith) from around the web.

 

Series: Evolution Basics (50 entries)

Written by BioLogos Fellow of Biology Dennis Venema, this series of posts is intended as a basic introduction to the science of evolution for non-specialists.

 

Series: Reviewing "Surprised by Scripture" by N.T. Wright (3 entries)

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