“I have seen too many young people in too many churches exposed to bad science, shoddy thinking, false claims, and the misguided idea (maybe well-intended but misguided) that somebody was defending the Bible when what they were really defending was a wrong interpretation of the Bible. Then I've watched when very often those really bright young people go off and pursue education, go to college, begin to read, and discover they were misinformed. Then they think they have to choose between the Bible and truth. You don't.”  - John Ortberg, Pastor, Menlo Park Presbyterian Church 

“Many people today, both secular and Christian, want us to believe that science and religion cannot live together. Not only is this untrue, but we believe that a thoughtful dialogue between science and faith is essential for engaging the hearts and minds of individuals today. The BioLogos Foundation provides an important first step towards that end." - Tim Keller, Pastor, Redeemer Church

When it comes to explaining the interaction of our faith with science, it’s one thing to read other pastors’ thoughts, but it is another thing entirely to be prepared to address your own congregations (both corporately and individually) on these topics. It’s our prayer that these materials will equip you to meaningfully engage science and faith in your local congregations so that, ultimately, the body of Christ might be built up.

What is BioLogos?

  • What We Believe

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    What We Believe

    (article) BioLogos embraces the historical Christian faith, upholding the authority and inspiration of the Bible. Read more about our core commitments, beliefs, and activities. Read More >

  • BioLogos Basics

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    BioLogos Basics

    This video series is comprised of short animated videos (each around 2 mins.) that explain who BioLogos is, what we believe about science and the Bible, and why. Several links to rela... Read More >

  • 5 Common Objections to Evolutionary Creationism

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    5 Common Objections to Evolutionary Creationism

    More and more people are learning about the BioLogos alternatives, but among Evangelicals, several key objections often hold them back from adopting evolutionary creationism.  Read More >

Ministry

  • Science as an Instrument of Worship

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    Science as an Instrument of Worship

    NASA astronomer Jennifer Wiseman asserts that studying creation can show us the nature of God; science can inform us of what we need to do as stewards of God's creation; understanding... Read More >

  • Where is God in Nature?

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    Where is God in Nature?

    I believe that God is the Creator and Sustainer of all things. I am also convinced that evolutionary theory provides a beautiful and useful explanation of origins. Read More >

  • Not So Dry Bones: An interview with Mary Schweitzer

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    Not So Dry Bones: An interview with Mary Schweitzer

     The more I understand how things work, the bigger God gets. When he was just a magician pulling things out of a hat, that doesn’t even compare to how I see him now! Read More >

  • A Survey of Clergy and Their Views on Origins

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    A Survey of Clergy and Their Views on Origins

    What do today’s pastors think about science? What views do they hold on creation and evolution and how strongly do they hold them? How do origins issues impact their ministries? Read More >

  • Thinking Aloud Together

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    Thinking Aloud Together

    This series by Scot McKnight relates a lecture given at the 2012 BioLogos workshop for Evangelical theologians, scientists, authors and pastors. He explains that evolution is taught i... Read More >

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  • A True Read on Reality

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    A True Read on Reality

    Suddenly the question before me, as both a pastor and a psychologist, was what we meant by “mind” or “soul” if those notions were now understood mostly as mate... Read More >

    2 PART SERIES

Sermons

  • John Ortberg Sermon: Does Science Disprove Faith?

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    John Ortberg Sermon: Does Science Disprove Faith?

    Pastor Ortberg addresses the concern that modern science has shown faith to be irrational, touching on evolution, the Big Bang, and the BioLogos Foundation. Read More >

  • Hydrology of the Bow River - John Van Sloten

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    Hydrology of the Bow River - John Van Sloten

    "All the rivers run into the sea, yet the sea is not full. To the place where the rivers flow, there they flow again." - Ecclesiastes 1:7 “This is 2,300 year old wisdom from ... Read More >

  • A Garden and a Tree - John Ortberg

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    A Garden and a Tree - John Ortberg

    Follow the link to view a sermon delivered by Pastor John Ortberg of Menlo Park Presbyterian Church in Menlo Park, CA. In this sermon, Pastor Ortberg sheds new light on the... Read More >

  • Creation, Evolution, and Christian Laypeople, Part 1

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    Creation, Evolution, and Christian Laypeople, Part 1

        Many secular and many evangelical voices agree on one ‘truism’—that if you are an orthodox Christian with a high view of the authority of the Bible... Read More >

  • Maker of Heaven and Earth

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    Maker of Heaven and Earth

    In his sermon, Dave Swaim discusses the early chapters of Genesis that seemingly contradict scientific evidence, and he suggests that Christians have simply asked the “wrong que... Read More >

    5 PART SERIES

The Bible

  • Can Science and Scripture be Reconciled?

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    Can Science and Scripture be Reconciled?

    God is revealed in both the Bible and the created “book” of the natural world. The truths found in scripture should not conflict with truths in nature. ... Read More >

  • What about the Bible?

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    What about the Bible?

    (Video #3 in the BioLogos Basics video series.) Next steps for exploring this topic: In our Common Questions, there is a section on Scripture Interpretation which gives answers to... Read More >

  • The Lost World of Genesis One

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    The Lost World of Genesis One

    Walton proposes a reading of Genesis 1 that is, “faithful to the context of the original audience and author, and one that preserves and enhances the theological vitality” of the ... Read More >

  • Interpreting Adam Blog Series

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    Interpreting Adam Blog Series

    In this series of articles, BioLogos interviews three of the book’s contributors to hear their answers and see how they engage each other’s positions.  Read More >

  • God’s Good Chaos

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    God’s Good Chaos

    A morally neutral chaos has a creative place within God’s dynamic world, with both the potential for good and bad for creatures. Read More >

Science & The Bible

  • The Big Story

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    The Big Story

    What if we told the story of the Bible from the perspective of what science has learned about God's world? View the epic story of God that stretches from creation to new creation... Read More >

  • Belief in God in a World Explained by Science

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    Belief in God in a World Explained by Science

    Jim Stump gives the reason for the hope that he has in Jesus Christ though many believe that accepting modern science means that we can no longer believe in the God of the Bible. ... Read More >

  • Using Scripture to Interpret Science

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    Using Scripture to Interpret Science

    The science–Scripture relationship can feel one–sided, but there are many ways in which, for Christians, Scripture provides the lenses through which we look at the natural... Read More >

  • Who’s Afraid of Science?

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    Who’s Afraid of Science?

    Science has taught me humility about my Bible reading and it has pushed me to think again, to read again, to ask again, and to wonder all over again what the Bible was saying. Read More >

Scientific Evidence

  • How did God create the ingredients for life?

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    How did God create the ingredients for life?

    (Video #4 in the BioLogos Basics video series.) So how did God bring about the diversity of life we see on earth today? First he needed a place where life could survive. Script:... Read More >

  • Evolution: What We Know and What We Don't Know

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    Evolution: What We Know and What We Don't Know

    In this video, Jeff Schloss discusses some things we should be mindful of when we discuss evolution. He begins with the observation that when we use the term “evolution,&rdquo... Read More >

  • Where is the Genetic Evidence for Evolution? Video

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    Where is the Genetic Evidence for Evolution? Video

    (audio with PowerPoint, 19:57) What we are learning from studying DNA has revolutionized our understanding of how creatures share common ancestors. Mutated genes spread through popula... Read More >

  • How do we know the earth is old?

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    How do we know the earth is old?

    There are several reliable ways to accurately estimate the age of materials on Earth. Some methods measure radioactive atoms that decay at steady and predictable rates; others count l... Read More >

  • Evolution Basics

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    Evolution Basics

    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. Read More >

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The State of the Dialogue

  • Are science and Christianity at war?

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    Are science and Christianity at war?

    In fact, religion can have a positive impact on science, such as in the development of modern medical ethics. Many early scientific leaders were devout Christians, as are some today. Read More >

  • Ephesians 4:1-6 - A Call of Christian Unity

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    Ephesians 4:1-6 - A Call of Christian Unity

    Ross Hastings, an expert in the areas of both chemistry and pastoral theology, is eager to see the church seek out unity rather than divisions in this science/faith interface.  Read More >

  • What the New Pew Study Actually Reveals

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    What the New Pew Study Actually Reveals

    The unaffiliated believe the conflict about science and religion to be mostly “out there,” while Evangelicals mostly believe the conflict is an in-house affair.   Read More >

  • Ken Ham vs. Bill Nye

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    Ken Ham vs. Bill Nye

    “Debates like this perpetuate the misconception that you have two choices: an atheistic view of evolutionary science, or a young earth interpretation of the Bible.” Read More >

  • A Survey of Clergy and Their Views on Origins

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    A Survey of Clergy and Their Views on Origins

    What do today’s pastors think about science? What views do they hold on creation and evolution and how strongly do they hold them? How do origins issues impact their ministries? Read More >

  • What Americans Think and Feel about Evolution

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    What Americans Think and Feel about Evolution

    Surveys find that only 8% of Americans are convinced creationists and only 4% are convinced atheistic evolutionists. The vast majority of Americans are not sure of their position. &n... Read More >

  • Evangelicals, Creation, and Scripture: An Overview

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    Evangelicals, Creation, and Scripture: An Overview

    Mark Noll, historian and author of The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind, enumerates 15 attitudes, assumptions, and convictions he considers to be most influential in inciting anti-inte... Read More >

The Church Taking Action

  • Moving Pastors Toward Science

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    Moving Pastors Toward Science

    This project, led by Craig Story and Justin Topp, is entitled "Pastors, Faith and Science" and has the goal of equipping pastors with tools to approach issues of science and... Read More >

  • Faith and Science: A Dialogue

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    Faith and Science: A Dialogue

    Church of the Servant, Grand Rapids, Michigan. During 2011-2013, this church featured several special events which included talks such as “Do You Understand What You’re Re... Read More >

  • Scientists in Congregations Program

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    Scientists in Congregations Program

    This program involved providing grants to 35 congregations in the U.S. and two internationally to begin to catalyze the dialogue of theology and science. Their website now houses a co... Read More >

  • GC Science Website

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    GC Science Website

    A network of scientists at Grace Chapel in Lexington, Massachusetts. They are dedicated to helping people integrate science and the Christian Faith and seek to do so through their web... Read More >

  • Nazarenes Exploring Evolution

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    Nazarenes Exploring Evolution

    Their goal was to “deepen and broaden the discussion about evolution in the Church of the Nazarene.” Their website contains several articles written by pastors, professors... Read More >

  • Ministry Theorum

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    Ministry Theorum

    Goal is to “promote an enhanced awareness of contemporary science and to provide resources and encouragement for engaging science in the ministries of congregations everywhere.&... Read More >

Harvey Clemons Jr., Reverend at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church

The amazing planet on which we live and the vast world we seek to understand as people of faith compels us to search for the majesty of our Creator and His Creation. I am humbled and honored to journey with BioLogos as it creates a safe atmosphere to pursue probing and intellectual conversations while holding to our faith and confidence in God the Creator, Christ the Savior and His guiding Spirit.

- Harvey Clemons Jr., Reverend at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church
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