These excerpts from Origins: Christian Perspectives on Creation, Evolution, and Intelligent Design, written by BioLogos president Deborah Haarsma and her husband Loren Haarsma, offer a sampling of the book's many topics, from exploring our disagreements and agreements on origins as Christians to explaining scientific processes to looking at how we read Genesis.
  • On Origins, Christians are More in Agreement Than They Think

    | Deborah Haarsma
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    On Origins, Christians are More in Agreement Than They Think | Deborah Haarsma

    When Christians discuss creation, evolution, and design, it is easy to focus on the controversy and disagreement. We think it is important to point out areas on which nearly all Chris... Read More >

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  • The Reliability of Historical Science

    | Deborah Haarsma
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    The Reliability of Historical Science | Deborah Haarsma

    Science is more than a body of knowledge. It is better described as a process by which people gain scientific knowledge and which includes three methods: ... Read More >

    Going Deeper PART 2 of 7
  • Are Scientists Biased by Their Worldviews?

    | Deborah Haarsma
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    Are Scientists Biased by Their Worldviews? | Deborah Haarsma

    Some think scientists are purely objective: when they enter the lab, they set aside all prejudice and beliefs. But the history of science shows that one's worldview does influence sci... Read More >

    Going Deeper PART 3 of 7
  • Comparing Interpretations of Genesis 1

    | Deborah Haarsma
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    Comparing Interpretations of Genesis 1 | Deborah Haarsma

    If God’s purposes in Genesis 1 did not include teaching scientific facts to the Israelites, then we should not look here for scientific information about the age or development ... Read More >

    Going Deeper PART 4 of 7
  • Multiple Lines of Evidence for an Old Universe

    | Deborah Haarsma
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    Multiple Lines of Evidence for an Old Universe | Deborah Haarsma

    Over the past century astronomers have studied planets, stars, and galaxies and have found many strands of evidence that the universe is billions of years old. Read More >

    Going Deeper PART 5 of 7
  • A Perfect World at the Beginning?

    | Deborah Haarsma
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    A Perfect World at the Beginning? | Deborah Haarsma

    In Genesis 1 God does not declare the world “perfect”; he declares it “good.” And this good may not necessarily mean completely safe.  Read More >

    Going Deeper PART 6 of 7
  • And God Saw That It Was Good

    | Loren Haarsma
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    And God Saw That It Was Good | Loren Haarsma

    We must be cautious about what we attribute to the Fall. It’s too easy for us to take our conception of how we would make a good creation and assume that’s how God made it... Read More >

    Going Deeper PART 7 of 7