Should Christians Trust Scientific Experts?
A Seat at the Table: BioLogos at Evangelical Theological Society 2014
Ch. 8- 10: Exploring Options, Examining Evidence
The prevailing evangelical view that evolution is in competition with the biblical account of creation sets up students to encounter a false dichotomy, where they feel they must choose between science or their faith.
Pope Francis on Evolution, Creation, and Magic
Evolution and the Christian, Part 3: Speaking the Truth in Love
There is a need to speak out truthfully about evolution, but love and a desire for Christian unity must be foremost when doing so.
Ken Ham, We Need a Better Conversation (Perhaps Over Dinner?)
On Being Right or Wrong
Series: Communication, Love, And Faith: A “Sayonara” from former BioLogos Web Editor Emily Ruppel (2 entries)
From Babel to Understanding
Faith after Literalism: An Interview with Michael Gungor
What Do the Arts Have to Do with Evangelism?
The purpose of Jesus’s art was to give verbal, visual, and dramatic forms to those complicated and confounding relationships, symmetries, and harmonies between himself, the father and spirit, and between the triune God and the world… Such creative expressions did not and do not make everything clear, but rather resist simple clarity, forcing their hearers to come at the whole complicated truth from a position of intellectual and spiritual humility.
Series: Excerpts from “Evolving: Evangelicals Reflect on Evolution” (13 entries)
Breaking Down False Dichotomies in Dayton
The great irony lies here: these partisans are actually leading good-hearted people to reject their faith, precisely because these partisans have convinced these good-hearted people that they must accept a false dichotomy.
No Place Like Home: An interview with ECF grantee Seung-Hwan Kim
Everyone is so worried about success and getting this or that honorable diploma—the people here are smart and understand many complex things perfectly—but it’s a long distance from the head to the heart.
Origins News Roundup for July 9, 2014
This week in origins news is a rousing medley of articles about science and faith, from multiple angles. Some classics on science, religion, and the classroom along with some probing into where atheists come from, new resources from John Polkinghorne, and an off-the-beaten-path blog post.
Series: Seeing God in Everyday Work (2 entries)
From Cosmos to Psyche: The 2014 ASA/CSCA/CiS Annual Meeting
We are interactive human beings with a capability and a need to connect with others. Those connections can be through electronic or written means but nothing can replace the need for direct personal engagement. Our annual meetings continue to provide that interaction in an environment of open discussion and often vigorous debates.
The Creator’s Canvas: How should Christian science teachers approach controversial issues?
Most Christian students have a lot of questions about evolution and the other controversies, but are afraid to ask them for fear of the adults gasping in horror. The right way for a Christian teacher to proceed is to accommodate questions, foster inquiry, and encourage students to think and engage with the issues.
Zoom In, Slow Down: “Replaying” Evolution and the Fall
Zoom in; slow down. These are relevant principles for the conversation between Christian faith and evolution, too, particularly around thorny issues related to human origins and the Fall.