In a recent book review published in Christian Century, BioLogos content manager Jim Stump endeavors to reclaim the word “design.”
Series: BioLogos Basics (8 entries)
So what is BioLogos? Well it all began with a scientist and a book.
Series: Adam, Eve, and Human Population Genetics (15 entries)
Series: Atonement and Evolution (12 entries)
Why God Works Slowly
Like a master craftsman, the God who creates over billions of years is not in a hurry. Meticulous care goes into every creative action.
The Wax Adam: Historical, Biographical, Archetypal, or Literary?
The history of interpretation of Adam from Genesis to the 1st Century reveals a bold and astonishing diversity in which the authors made of Adam what they needed of Adam.
A “Church Kid” Learns to Integrate Theology and Biology
Everything changed for me when I learned to acknowledge that I was made in the image of Jesus, who was theology and biology integrated.
Series: Genesis: History, Fiction, or Neither? Three Views on the Bible's Earliest Chapters (Excerpts) (3 entries)
This series features excerpts from the newly released book Genesis: History, Fiction, or Neither?: Three Views on the Bible's Earliest Chapters, part of Zondervan’s Counterpoints series in which top scholars present their cases and respond to each other’s presentations.
From the Archives: Evolution as a Scientific Theory
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.
What does the fossil record show?
Though the fossil record does not include every plant and animal that ever lived, it provides substantial evidence for the common descent of life via evolution. The fossil record is a remarkable gift for the study of nature.
NPR, Unicorns, and the Great American Cultural Divide
A recent NPR radio segment wins the prize for the most counter-productive example of science/faith journalism in recent memory.
Gene Editing in Human Embryos
We, both in the church and in broader society, need to think carefully together about how new technology should be used, even as we give thanks for the fruitfulness of modern science, medicine, and technology.
What is Evolution?
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.
"Natural" and "Supernatural" are Modern Categories, Not Biblical Ones
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.
Patheos Blogger RJS Wrestles with the Meaning of the Old Testament
Patheos blogger RJS completes long series of blogs reviewing the important book "Seriously Dangerous Religion: What the Old Testament Really Says and Why It Matters," and it's a must-read.
Better Science for Clergy? PBS Discusses Science in Seminaries
Recently, the PBS show "Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly" featured a new program to help seminary students better understand science.
What is the genetic evidence for human evolution?
The more research that is done on DNA, the more evidence we find that all life is related.
Galaxies, Genes, and the Glory of God
If you have ever struggled to communicate with friend or family member about evolutionary creationism, or simply how science and faith mutually enrich each other, this lecture is an amazing reference.
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.