This exchange brings together related essays on death in light of evolution and Scripture from Southern Baptist theologian Dr. John Laing. Laing argues that evolutionary theory requires death to play a central role in the creation of new life, but sees Scripture depicting death only "as an invader, disturber of peace, and a force of evil." A BioLogos response is given by Dr. Jeff Schloss.
  • Southern Baptist Voices: Evolution and Death

    | John D. Laing
    Blog Post
    Southern Baptist Voices: Evolution and Death | John D. Laing

    Evolution and Death It was in 1995 that Pope John Paul II shocked the world when, in his speech to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, he declared that good Catholics could now belie... Read More >

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  • 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 >

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