Jeff Schloss

Jeff Schloss

BioLogos and Westmont College

Jeff Schloss is Senior Scholar at BioLogos and T. B. Walker Chair of Natural & Behavioral Sciences at Westmont College, where he directs the Center for Faith, Ethics, and Life Sciences. He has held faculty appointments and research fellowships at the University of Michigan, Wheaton College, Notre Dame, St. Anne’s College Oxford, Emory, and CTI Princeton. Jeff’s work explores the fascinating interplay between scientific, philosophical, and theological perspectives on biology and human nature, and he writes and speaks internationally in research, secular public, and church settings.

 

Topics include:

  • Evolution
  • Providence/purpose
  • Human uniqueness
  • Natural evil
  • Moral & religious cognition
  • Love & altruism
  • Design arguments
  • Adam & common descent

 

  • Does Evolutionary Psychology Explain Why We Believe in God? Part 1

    | Michael Murray
    Blog Post
    Does Evolutionary Psychology Explain Why We Believe in God? Part 1 | Michael Murray

    Neuroscientists and psychologists have made progress in understanding the human mind. But do their findings explain why we believe in God? Jeff Schloss and Michael Murray explore... Read More >

    Going Deeper PART 1 of 2
  • Does Evolutionary Psychology Explain Why We Believe in God? Part 2

    | Michael Murray
    Blog Post
    Does Evolutionary Psychology Explain Why We Believe in God? Part 2 | Michael Murray

    From childhood, people are sensitive to evidence of purposefulness in the environment and concerning objects in that environment. In fact, there may be a tendency to attribute design ... Read More >

    Going Deeper PART 2 of 2
  • Evolution, Creation, and The Sting of Death: A Response to John Laing, Part 1

    | Jeffrey Schloss
    Blog Post
    Evolution, Creation, and The Sting of Death: A Response to John Laing, Part 1 | Jeffrey Schloss

    Professor Laing focuses on what many believers and non-believers alike recognize as perhaps the most significant challenge to faith in God: the problem of natural evil. Read More >

    Going Deeper PART 2 of 4
  • Evolution, Creation, and The Sting of Death: Part 2

    | Jeffrey Schloss
    Blog Post
    Evolution, Creation, and The Sting of Death: Part 2 | Jeffrey Schloss

    How could one claim that death was part of creation? One could, because Genesis depicts plants as given for food, and every chomp kills.  Read More >

    Going Deeper PART 3 of 4
  • Evolution, Creation, and The Sting of Death: Part 3

    | Jeffrey Schloss
    Blog Post
    Evolution, Creation, and The Sting of Death: Part 3 | Jeffrey Schloss

     It is one thing to say that death is primordial; it is another to view it as the central means of creation.  Read More >

    Going Deeper PART 4 of 4
  • God's Brushes: Evolution, Creation, and Christian Faith

    Jeffrey Schloss
    Project
    God's Brushes: Evolution, Creation, and Christian Faith Jeffrey Schloss

    This project seeks to complete a comprehensive analytic survey of fundamental anthropological, ethical, and other philosophical concerns important across Christian traditions and for ... Read More >