Infographic: "In the Pipeline" for Our Evolution & Christian Faith Grant Program
Last month, we announced the 37 grantees from our Evolution & Christian Faith program! This month, we take a closer look at the projects and what’s “in the pipeline” over the coming years from these grantees!
Series: Understanding Randomness
In this series, Kathryn Applegate addresses the concern that randomness implies the absence of God's activity and involvement in the natural world. She begins by clearing up some common misconceptions about the concept of "randomness", and later focuses on the mechanisms of the immune system to demonstrate that God works through random processes to preserve life. Far from being an indication of a "godless" universe, one might conclude that randomness is one of God’s favorite mechanisms for creating and sustaining life!
Evolution and Christian Faith Grantees Announced
Congratulations to the 37 winners of the Evolution & Christian Faith (ECF) grants competition! ECF is a new BioLogos program designed to support projects and network-building among scholars, church leaders, and parachurch organizations.
Where are the Transitional Fossils?
A common argument leveled against the theory of evolution is that scientists have not been able to produce transitional fossils that show the change of one species into another. In this podcast, we address a common misconception about what transitional fossils actually are.
Dissonance and Harmony
People hold clearly discordant points of view, and it would be dishonest to ignore the conflict. Yet some voices emphasize the dissonance without any note of harmony to put it in context. Too often, science and faith becomes a hostile battle of worldviews, sounding angry, dissonant chords even among fellow Christians. But civil, gracious dialogue is possible.
New Leadership for The BioLogos Foundation
With great pleasure, the Board of Directors of The BioLogos Foundation announces the appointment of Deborah Haarsma to become our next President, and of Jeffrey Schloss to the role of Senior Scholar. Professor Haarsma assumes leadership from our outgoing President Darrel Falk, to whom we owe a tremendous debt of gratitude.
Worshiping, Growing, and Learning
Yesterday, biology professors Randy Moore and Sehoya Cotner raised the concern that workshops focused on evolution-related training do not reach not reach creationism-based biology teachers. Today, we'd like to focus on BioLogos' efforts to address that divide through our Biology by the Sea workshops.
Evolution and Creationism in America’s Biology Classrooms
High school biology courses have a strong and lingering impact on students’ views of evolution and creationism.
Southern Baptist Voices: And in Conclusion . . .
My goal in leading this organization for these past three and a half years has been to lay the groundwork to help my fellow evangelicals see that the conflict between our faith and mainstream science is not as great as they thought it was. In the process, my thinking has been significantly shaped by listening to people who think differently than I do
Introducing the BioLogos Navigator
Part of BioLogos mission is to show how all things hold together in Christ—to show how a Christian worldview integrates the knowledge we have of God through the Scriptures with the knowledge we have of God through the other areas in which He reveals himself as Creator and Redeemer.
Confronting Our Fears, Part 2: Losing Biblical Authority
Throughout my various conversations with fellow believers, the most-mentioned anxiety over accepting an evolutionary creationist paradigm is the fear of losing the Bible as one’s spiritual anchor and source of authority.
Katharine Hayhoe: Evangelical Christian, Climate Scientist
As an Evangelical and a scientist, Katharine Hayhoe is already a member of a rare breed. As a climate change researcher who is also married to an evangelical Christian pastor, she is nearly one of a kind.
Series: It's an Old World After All
In our sixth BioLogos videocast, we take a look at the age of the Earth. We explain four methods scientists have used to determine that age: tree ring, lake varve, radiometric, and seafloor spread dating, and also offer some theological insight on how an old earth can fit with the first chapters of Genesis.
Introducing The Resource Finder
How do we give our visitors access to our vast archive of resources, and how do we make sure they are finding the resources that address their most pressing questions?
Series: Behe, Lenski and the “Edge” of Evolution
In this series, we reexamine the claim made by Intelligent Design proponent Michael Behe to have found a limit to “Darwinian” evolution in light of recent results from the laboratory of Richard Lenski.
Quali sono le differenze tra BioLogos e l’Evoluzionismo, il Disegno Intelligente ed il Creazionismo?
Noi di BioLogos crediamo che Dio abbia usato il processo evolutivo per creare tutte le forme di vita presenti oggi sulla Terra. Mentre da un lato accettiamo la scienza dell’evoluzione, rifiutiamo nettamente l’evoluzionismo. L’evoluzionismo è una visione atea del mondo ed afferma che la vita si è sviluppata senza Dio, senza un fine e senza intenzionalità. Al contrario, noi siamo d’accordo con i Cristiani che, aderendo al Disegno Intelligente e al Creazionismo, affermano che il Dio della Bibbia ha creato l’universo e tutte le forme di vita. I Cristiani sono però in disaccordo su come Dio ha creato. I Creazionisti della Terra Giovane credono che Dio abbia espletato la sua azione creatrice tra i 6.000 e i 10.000 anni fa e sono in disaccordo con gran parte della scienza tradizionale. I sostenitori del Disegno Intelligente accettano gran parte della scienza dell’evoluzione, ma sostengono che alcune caratteristiche della vita siano meglio spiegate dall’intervento diretto di una entità intelligente, piuttosto che da un normale e regolare modo di operare da parte di Dio tramite i processi naturali. Noi di BioLogos siamo d’accordo con il moderno consenso scientifico riguardo all’età della Terra e dello sviluppo evolutivo di tutte le specie, vedendo queste come descrizioni di come Dio ha creato. Il termine BioLogos deriva dalle parole bios (vita) e logos (parola), e si riferisce all’inizio del Vangelo secondo Giovanni: “Nel principio c’era la Parola, e la Parola era presso Dio, e la Parola era Dio. Essa era nel principio con Dio. Per mezzo di lei tutte le cose sono state fatte”.
Oxygen and Co-Creation
In the mid-seventeenth century, John Mayow conducted a series of experiments in which he showed that burning candles in bell jars consumed one-fifth of the enclosed air before extinguishing. Remarkably, mice placed in bell jars did exactly the same thing...
Growing in Faith
As he endeavored to learn more, David was intrigued by Francis Collins book The Language of God because Francis did not present evolution as a rival theory to Christian faith, but as something that described God's method of creation.
Series: Decoding ENCODE
The BioLogos Foundation explains to the findings of the Encyclopedia of DNA Elements (ENCODE) project and responds to the claims that its discoveries challenge the theory of evolution, especially regarding so-called "junk DNA".
Series: Recent Discoveries in Astronomy
In this excerpt from the book Delight in Creation: Scientists Share Their Work with the Church, astronomer Deborah Haarsma shares her excitement about recent findings about our universe from a Christian perspective.