After writing his book, The Language of God, Francis Collins began receiving letters from people asking further questions about science and faith—and the idea was to develop a website to house resources for this conversation.
Today, we still address the many questions people ask on science and biblical faith. Browse the many questions we’ve answered below …
How is Evolutionary Creation different from Evolutionism, Intelligent Design, and Creationism?
We affirm that the Bible is the inspired and authoritative word of God. We also accept the science of evolution as the best description for how God brought about life on earth.
Why should Christians consider evolutionary creation?
Considering evolutionary creation has important benefits for Christians both in our relationship with God and in our relationships with other people, believers and non-believers.
How have Christians responded to Darwin’s “Origin of Species”?
Even before Darwin published The Origin of Species in 1859, many Christians had already accepted an old Earth.
How are the ages of the Earth and universe calculated?
Many independent measurements have established that the Earth and the universe are billions of years old.
How can evolution account for the complexity of life on Earth today?
A complex biological structure with interacting parts might appear as if it were created in its present form with all its interlocking parts, not developed step by step via evolution.
Does the Cambrian Explosion pose a challenge to evolution?
The Cambrian Explosion does present a number of important research questions. It does not, however, challenge the fundamental correctness of the central thesis of evolution.
How was the Genesis account of creation interpreted before Darwin?
Many assume Darwin’s theory shook the foundations of Christianity, but the 6-day interpretation of Genesis was not the only view held by Christians prior to modern science.
How should we interpret the Genesis flood account?
The Flood story proclaims God’s grace and love for his people.
Is Evolutionary Creation compatible with biblical inerrancy?
Is it possible to accept both biblical inerrancy and an evolutionary understanding of God’s creation?
Are gaps in scientific knowledge evidence for God?
The God of the Bible is much more than a god of the gaps. God is always at work in the natural world, in the gaps as well as the areas that science can explain.
What do “fine-tuning” and the “multiverse” say about God?
Some Christians argue that fine-tuning is proof of God’s existence, while some atheists argue that the multiverse replaces God. Is either side right?
On what grounds can one claim that the Christian God is the creator?
Christian doctrine is broadly compatible with scientific accounts of our origins.
How could humans have evolved and still be in the "Image of God"?
Evolutionary creationists believe that God created humans in his image, and that God created humans using natural processes that scientists describe as evolution. How can these beliefs work together?