Creation and Evolution “Research Programs” (And Why It’s So Hard to Change Perspectives)
The idea of “research programs” helps explain why it’s so hard for people of different origins perspectives to understand each other, and even harder to change positions.
Evolution and Christianity in Latin America: Context, History and Challenge
Dialogue about science and faith looks completely different in Latin America as compared to English-speaking countries. The reasons may surprise you.
Science Versus God in Tennessee: Has Anything Really Changed?
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?
Series: Reading God’s Two Books: Early American Perspectives (7 entries)
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.
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.
Addressing Our Poverty of Perspective
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Series: Evolution and Original Sin by Robin Collins (14 entries)
Did Newton’s God Vanish with the “Gaps” in His Science?
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.
R.C. Sproul on Science, Scripture, and the Age of the Universe
"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."