Discussing Origins: BioLogos, Reasons to Believe, and Southern Baptists

Published on November 05, 2018

What happens when evolutionary creationists, old-earth creationists, and Southern Baptist theologians sit down publicly and talk about origins? At the 2014 meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, these three groups decided to find out. This four-part series is adapted from the three-hour dialogue, entitled "A Conversation on Origins".

Creation, Evolution, or Both?

Exploring the differences between "old-earth" and "evolutionary" creationist positions.

Biblical Authority and Modern Science

What does it mean to "take Scripture seriously" in light of modern science? And how do we hold our interpretations lightly?

Divine Action and the Meaning of "Creation"

Can God's creative action be understood in terms of "natural" processes?

Evolution, Adam and Eve, and the Image of God

Can the biblical story of Adam and Eve be reconciled with the findings of modern science? Evolutionary and old-earth creationists disagree on this point.

Assessing the Strength of Evolutionary Science

Old-earth and evolutionary creationists agree that God made all living things, but they disagree on whether all life forms share a common ancestor.