Mike Beidler

A retired U.S. Navy commander, Mike currently resides in the Washington DC Metro Area and works as a foreign affairs specialist for the Department of the Navy. Mike holds an MS in Global Leadership from the University of San Diego, a BA in Political Science from the University of Michigan, and an AA in Persian-Farsi from the U.S. Army’s Defense Language Institute. Mike is President of the DC Metro Section of the American Scientific Affiliation (ASA) and a member of the National Center for Science Education (NCSE).

  • A Former Young-Earth Creationist Responds to “Is Genesis History?”

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    A Former Young-Earth Creationist Responds to “Is Genesis History?” | Mike Beidler

    "Is Genesis History? fails to represent scientists and theologians within the broader evangelical Christian community who hold alternative views on science and faith. Read More >

    Going Deeper
  • Our Favorite Books of 2016

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    Our Favorite Books of 2016 | Mike Beidler

    Check out some of our favorite books we read in 2016! Read More >

    Going Deeper
  • The Theology of Dr. Strange

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    The Theology of Dr. Strange | Mike Beidler

    How Marvel Studio's newest box office hit echoes key themes of Christian theology.  Read More >

    Going Deeper
  • Ch. 3-4: The Importance of Reading the Biblical Text in Context

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    Ch. 3-4: The Importance of Reading the Biblical Text in Context | Mike Beidler

        When we sit down to read sacred Scripture, we need to develop a rapport with the Bible’s various authors and their worldviews. Otherwise, we will unintentional... Read More >

    Going Deeper PART 2 of 6
  • Confronting Our Fears, Part 4: Losing Face

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    Confronting Our Fears, Part 4: Losing Face | Mike Beidler

        I’d like to start with an extended (and possibly familiar) quote from Augustine about what’s at stake when we ask, “What if I’m wrong?”... Read More >

    Basics PART 4 of 5
  • Confronting Our Fears, Part 3: Losing Our Savior

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    Confronting Our Fears, Part 3: Losing Our Savior | Mike Beidler

        If Adam never lived (so the argument goes), sin is illusory, atonement for mankind’s sin is unnecessary, and Jesus’ death is all the more tragic.  Read More >

    Basics PART 3 of 5
  • Confronting Our Fears, Part 2: Losing Biblical Authority

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    Confronting Our Fears, Part 2: Losing Biblical Authority | Mike Beidler

        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 authorit... Read More >

    Basics PART 2 of 5
  • Confronting Our Fears, Part 1

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    Confronting Our Fears, Part 1 | Mike Beidler

        I came to embrace evolutionary creationism as the best scientific and theological paradigm through which to view the natural world and God’s strategy to redeem... Read More >

    Basics PART 1 of 5
  • Stories: Michael Beidler

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    Stories: Michael Beidler | Mike Beidler

    The work of BioLogos is not just the work of PhDs. It is the work of Christ-followers like you and me. Read More >

    Basics