For people new to the Christianity and evolution discussion, we’ve recognized that there needs to be an easier way to wade into the sometimes treacherous waters. So we’ve embarked on a project of creating a series of short, snappy videos that will introduce a topic and then provide links to further resources on our site that are appropriate next steps.
What is BioLogos?
So what is BioLogos? Well it all began with a scientist and a book. Francis Collins, the physician and geneticist who led the Human Genome Project, wrote the book, The Language of God.
Is God the Creator?
Does BioLogos believe that God is the creator? Yes, all Christians believe this; the question is, how did God create?
What about the Bible?
Doesn’t evolutionary creation contradict a plain reading of the Bible? Well, that depends on whose plain reading you mean.
How did God create the ingredients for life?
So how did God bring about the diversity of life we see on earth today? First he needed a place where life could survive—a planet that is just the right distance from the sun, and full of the right kinds of elements.
How Old is the Earth?
So how old is the earth? Some people think the Bible says it was created about 6,000 years ago. While the Bible does include a number of genealogies, many conservative Bible scholars believe that these lists are not intended to be a complete method of dating the age of the earth.
How Evolution Works, Part 1
We often hear critics of evolution saying things like, “A dog could have never evolved from a cat” or “If humans evolved from monkeys, why are there still monkeys around?” These kinds of statements reveal a misunderstanding of what scientists mean by evolution.
How Evolution Works, Part 2
Whales provide a clear example of macroevolution. They are superficially similar to fish, but are, in fact, mammals! Darwin himself wondered whether whales had evolved from mammals on land, but he had no real empirical evidence for such a claim. Now we have impressive evidence.
Some of the strongest evidence for the common ancestry of all life forms comes from genetics. Genetics is the study of how changes are passed down from generation to generation through DNA.
What Happens to Christian Theology if Evolution is True?
What happens to Christian theology if evolution is true? Perhaps the best way of exploring this question is keeping in mind that God is the author of both Scripture and the natural world, and so, ultimately, these can’t contradict each other.