Kathryn Applegate

Kathryn Applegate is Resources Editor at BioLogos. She received her PhD in computational cell biology at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, Calif. At Scripps, she developed computer vision tools for analyzing the cell's infrastructure, the cytoskeleton. Kathryn joined the BioLogos staff in 2010.

  • Freedom in Sola Scriptura

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    Freedom in Sola Scriptura | Kathryn Applegate

    The Bible is our authority for faith and practice, to which tradition, personal experience, and reason ultimately submit. But when our interpretations err, we have the freedom to cons... Read More >

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  • Hidden Figures, Hidden Feelings

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    Hidden Figures, Hidden Feelings | Kathryn Applegate

    We impoverish the Kingdom when we fail to encourage young people—whatever their sex, color, or class—to reach their full potential.  Read More >

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  • April Maskiewicz on the “E” Word

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    April Maskiewicz on the “E” Word | Kathryn Applegate

    Let’s challenge the cultural paradigm that evolution and faith are not compatible.   Read More >

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  • Justo González sobre la Creación

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    Justo González sobre la Creación | Kathryn Applegate

    Este destacado historiador ha publicado recientemente una breve introducción a la doctrina de la creación y los temas contemporáneos implicados.   Read More >

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  • Justo González on Creation

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    Justo González on Creation | Kathryn Applegate

    The prominent historian recently released a short introductory book to the doctrine of creation and the contemporary issues involved.   Read More >

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  • Urbana 15: Science, Grad School, and Missions

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    Urbana 15: Science, Grad School, and Missions | Kathryn Applegate

    For many, missions evokes images of working in the African bush, but the secular academy is a mission field too.   Read More >

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  • God’s Providence in Texas

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    God’s Providence in Texas | Kathryn Applegate

    Most of the time, God works through mundane, ordinary, natural-looking events. You can’t pinpoint his activity in a single moment, but the whole speaks to us of his presence. Read More >

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  • C.S. Lewis on Science, Evolution, and Evolutionism

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    C.S. Lewis on Science, Evolution, and Evolutionism | Kathryn Applegate

    Lewis's writings encourage us to face the findings of science with courage and, just as importantly, recognize when a materialistic worldview is masquerading as science.  As... Read More >

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  • Looking Back Upon Moving In

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    Looking Back Upon Moving In | Kathryn Applegate

    Whatever your view on origins and evolution, I hope you feel welcome here--our house is your house!     Read More >

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  • Wonders of the Cell

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    Wonders of the Cell | Kathryn Applegate

        Rather than the image of God as engineer or software designer, I prefer the image of God as slow and steady artist, weaving a tapestry of great beauty in all creatur... Read More >

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  • Gene Editing in Human Embryos

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    Gene Editing in Human Embryos | Kathryn Applegate

    We 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. Read More >

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  • Defending the Truth or Building a Stumbling Block?

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    Defending the Truth or Building a Stumbling Block? | Kathryn Applegate

    Confronted almost daily by my ignorance of the science of evolution, I decided to embark on a study. If Christianity were true, I expected it could withstand even the toughest questio... Read More >

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  • Evolution and Immunity: Same Story?

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    Evolution and Immunity: Same Story? | Kathryn Applegate

    The evidence suggests that God has chosen to work through a random process, one which involves the routine creation and destruction of millions of cells that never get used. Read More >

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  • Adaptive Immunity: How Randomness Comes to the Rescue

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    Adaptive Immunity: How Randomness Comes to the Rescue | Kathryn Applegate

    Surely the design of a highly specific antigen-binding site could not be accomplished by random mutations! Actually, yes, though the story is not as simple as a single gene... &n... Read More >

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  • That’s Random! A Look at Viral Self-Assembly

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    That’s Random! A Look at Viral Self-Assembly | Kathryn Applegate

    Indeterminacy does not imply that God does not have foreknowledge of future events. Christians shouldn't be uncomfortable with the idea of God interacting creation through chance... Read More >

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  • Misconceptions about Randomness

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    Misconceptions about Randomness | Kathryn Applegate

    “Randomness,” when taken to mean unconquerable unpredictability--the future is unpredictable and will be regardless of scientific progress--is inherent to many of God's pr... Read More >

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  • Evolution and Christian Faith Grantees Announced

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    Evolution and Christian Faith Grantees Announced | Kathryn Applegate

    Congratulations to the 37 winners of the Evolution & Christian Faith (ECF) grants competition! Read More >

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  • Vision for Change: Evolution & Christian Faith Grants Program

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    Vision for Change: Evolution & Christian Faith Grants Program | Kathryn Applegate

    We at BioLogos are convinced that the Bible is the Word of God and that God has created through a gradual, evolutionary process, but we don’t have all of the answers.  &nb... Read More >

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  • A BioLogos Response to Kenneth Keathley, Part 2

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    A BioLogos Response to Kenneth Keathley, Part 2 | Kathryn Applegate

    Keathley declares the historicity of Adam and Eve to be a “litmus test,” though for what exactly he does not say. Presumably he means for biblical orthodoxy, not for being... Read More >

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  • A BioLogos Response to Kenneth Keathley, Part 1

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    A BioLogos Response to Kenneth Keathley, Part 1 | Kathryn Applegate

    BioLogos would like to thank Dr. Keathley not only for his work in writing his introductory essay, but for his willingness to organize essays by other Southern Baptist scholars. &nbs... Read More >

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  • NPR’S Adam and Eve Story

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    NPR’S Adam and Eve Story | Kathryn Applegate

    The NPR story implies there are only two options for Christians—dismiss the conclusions of science, or dismiss the notion of a historical couple named Adam and Eve.   Read More >

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  • Dueling Scientists and the Tree of Life: Analyzing the ID Response

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    Dueling Scientists and the Tree of Life: Analyzing the ID Response | Kathryn Applegate

        Last week I came across a blog post by Intelligent Design leader Bill Dembski, provocatively titled "Craig Venter denies common descent—Dawkins incredulous." S... Read More >

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  • The Valley of Vision

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    The Valley of Vision | Kathryn Applegate

        I resonate with this prayer because it reminds me that even though God speaks clearly to us through his word and through creation, we can never quite get our minds a... Read More >

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  • Sin in the Church

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    Sin in the Church | Kathryn Applegate

    For my friend one of the biggest barriers to becoming a Christian is the blatant sinfulness of self-professing Christians, which can be alarming and hard to understand for unbelievers... Read More >

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  • Bacterial Flagellum: Assembly vs. Evolution

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    Bacterial Flagellum: Assembly vs. Evolution | Kathryn Applegate

        While scientists frequently liken the cell to a factory that produces complicated machines, they rightly recognize the limits of the comparison. Read More >

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  • Self-Assembly of the Bacterial Flagellum: No Intelligence Required

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    Self-Assembly of the Bacterial Flagellum: No Intelligence Required | Kathryn Applegate

        Despite the strong appearance of special design, most scientists, myself included, believe the evidence points to a gradual development for the bacterial flagellum. ... Read More >

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  • Behe’s B Cell Bravado, Part 2: Why Irreducible Complexity Fails

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    Behe’s B Cell Bravado, Part 2: Why Irreducible Complexity Fails | Kathryn Applegate

        Legions of scientists have rejected this argument. Why? Is it because they are godless atheists who deny the existence of an intelligent Creator? No. Read More >

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  • Behe’s B Cell Bravado, Part 1

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    Behe’s B Cell Bravado, Part 1 | Kathryn Applegate

        Dr. Behe shouldn’t be taken to task, of course, for not covering a discovery that happened after he wrote his book. But the transposon hypothesis had actually ... Read More >

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  • Behe’s B-Cell Bravado, Part 3: Failure to Engage the Evidence

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    Behe’s B-Cell Bravado, Part 3: Failure to Engage the Evidence | Kathryn Applegate

        Questions about teleology are fascinating, but today I’m concerned with just one thing: whether or not Behe has sufficiently engaged with the scientific litera... Read More >

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  • Jennifer Wiseman on “Science as an Instrument of Worship”

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    Jennifer Wiseman on “Science as an Instrument of Worship” | Kathryn Applegate

    How often are recent scientific discoveries used to stir us up to worship, and to what extent do they inform our theology and stewardship?   Read More >

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  • God’s Sovereignty and Nature’s Freedom

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    God’s Sovereignty and Nature’s Freedom | Kathryn Applegate

    Christians must wrestle with a difficult question: is God responsible for designing these killing machines? Read More >

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