In this series, Dennis Venema describes his personal journey that took him away from the Intelligent Design arguments toward the evolutionary creation worldview. Through careful and honest research, he discovered ID scientific reasoning to be analogy-based, in sharp contrast to evolutionary science, which was supported by concrete data. After accepting this view, God’s presence ever strengthened him as he explored the compatibility between the Bible and God’s creative mechanism.
  • From Intelligent Design to BioLogos, Part 1: Early years

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    From Intelligent Design to BioLogos, Part 1: Early years | Dennis Venema

    For those familiar with my work here at BioLogos, it might come as a surprise to know that until relatively recently I was a supporter of the Intelligent Design Movement (IDM). Read More >

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  • From Intelligent Design to BioLogos, Part 3: An Unexpected Opportunity

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    From Intelligent Design to BioLogos, Part 3: An Unexpected Opportunity | Dennis Venema

    I had heard quite a bit of anti-ID rhetoric at the conference, and I remember thinking it best to look at the case for ID first, before looking at the case for evolution. Read More >

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  • From Intelligent Design to BioLogos, Part 4: Reading Behe

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    From Intelligent Design to BioLogos, Part 4: Reading Behe | Dennis Venema

    I intended to start my research by reading Behe’s then-new book Edge of Evolution. I poured myself a cup of coffee, closed my office door, readied notepad and paper, and settled... Read More >

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  • From Intelligent Design to BioLogos, Part 5: Epilogue

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    From Intelligent Design to BioLogos, Part 5: Epilogue | Dennis Venema

    My transition from aligning myself with the Intelligent Design Movement to accepting evolution was rather sudden. Looking back on this transition, I realized a few factors had helped. Read More >

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