Loren Haarsma

Loren Haarsma

Calvin College

Loren Haarsma earned a Ph.D. in physics from Harvard University and did five years of postdoctoral research in neuroscience in Boston and in Philadelphia. He began teaching physics at Calvin College in 1999. His current scientific research is studying the activity of ion channels in nerve cells and other cell types, and computer modeling of self-organized complexity in biology and in economics. He studies and writes on topics at the intersection of science and faith, and co- authored Origins: Christian Perspectives on Creation, Evolution, and Intelligent Design with his wife, Deborah. Loren serves on the BioLogos Advisory Council.

Topics include:

  • Human Origins
  • Original sin
  • Intelligent design
  • Cosmology
  • Evolution of complexity
  • Science as a Christian vocation
  • Methods of science
  • Science and Scripture
  • Interpretations of Genesis

 

  • Origins Book and Videos

    Book
    Origins Book and Videos

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

  • Using Scripture to Interpret Science

    | Loren Haarsma
    Blog Post
    Using Scripture to Interpret Science | Loren Haarsma

    The science–Scripture relationship can feel one–sided (favoring science), but there are many ways in which, for Christians, Scripture provides the lenses through which we ... Read More >

    Going Deeper PART 1 of 3
  • Theology of Original Sin in Various Human Origins Scenarios

    Loren Haarsma
    Project
    Theology of Original Sin in Various Human Origins Scenarios Loren Haarsma

    When Christians consider human evolution, the issues which generate the greatest concern usually cluster around the historicity of Adam and Eve and original sin. What means did God us... Read More >