Deborah Haarsma

Deborah Haarsma

BioLogos

Deborah Haarsma is President of BioLogos. Gifted in interpreting complex scientific topics for lay audiences, Deb often speaks to churches, colleges, and schools about the relationships between science and Christian faith. She wrote Origins: Christian Perspectives on Creation, Evolution, and Intelligent Design with her husband and fellow physicist, Loren Haarsma, a book presenting the agreements and disagreements of Christians regarding the history of life and the universe.  She also edited the anthology Delight in Creation: Scientists Share Their Work with the Church with Rev. Scott Hoezee. Previously, she served as professor and chair in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Calvin College, with several publications on extragalactic astronomy and cosmologyHaarsma earned a PhD in physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  While she and Loren both enjoy science fiction and classical music, only Deb enjoys gardening. 

Topics include:

  • Astronomy and the Big Bang
  • Evolution - evidence and implications
  • Spectrum of views held by Christians and atheists on Genesis, creation, design, and evolution
  • Dialogue with those who hold other views
  • Engaging science in worship and congregational life

 

 

 

 

  • Origins

    Book
    Origins

    Though Christians share a common belief about who created the universe, they can believe very different things about how it happened. This book lays out the various Christia... Read More >

  • Celebrating the Reconciliation of the World

    | Deborah Haarsma
    Blog Post
    Celebrating the Reconciliation of the World | Deborah Haarsma

    This weekend, we remember how the Cross and empty tomb reconcile God with humankind, and foreshadow the transformation of all creation.   Read More >

    Basics
  • Water on Mars Today

    | Deborah Haarsma
    Blog Post
    Water on Mars Today | Deborah Haarsma

    There is clear and compelling evidence that water exists in liquid form on Mars today.  We can't yet draw any conclusions about microbial life there. Read More >

    Basics