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

    Baptist theologian John D. Laing observes that in evolutionary thought, death functions as a mechanism for life, playing a vital role in natural selection. 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 >

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  • 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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