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Starts: October, 9 2020 5:00pm
Ends: October, 9 2020 6:00pm
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BioLogos Vice President and Voices speaker Jim Stump will present “The Spiritual Journey of Homo Sapiens” for Graduate Theological Union’s Center for Theology and Natural Sciences on Friday, October 9, 2020. This is an online event.
“We often talk of our individual spiritual journey — the highs and the lows that have contributed to my becoming the person I am today. Perhaps we might speak in similar terms about the spiritual journey of our species. According to Christian theology, God intentionally created human beings to be God’s image bearers. If that is so, we can see our evolutionary history as a preparation for that calling. Then the challenging times in our species’ past might be understood along the lines of James 1:3-4, according to which we are tested to produce perseverance, so that we might become mature and complete. Yes, there was much death and suffering in our evolutionary past, and we may never fully understand why God chose to create through such a process. But we can at least gesture toward a response to this aspect of the problem of evil by acknowledging that the suffering our species endured and responded to has developed in us many of the capacities that allow us to carry out our calling as image bearers today.
The forum will take place Friday, October 9 at 5pm (PDT). The discussion will be moderated by Robert John Russell, with the lecture followed by a brief question and answer period. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register. Confirmation emails with Zoom link will be sent mid-September. We look forward to seeing you there!”