Dr. Francis Collins: Founder of BioLogos

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About Dr. Francis Collins

Francis Collins speaking at BioLogos Conference in 2019

Francis Collins is one of the world’s leading scientists and geneticists. After heading an international collaboration that first mapped the entire human genome, he was appointed to Director of the National Institutes of Health in 2008, where he has been overseeing the country’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In 2006, Collins wrote the best-selling book The Language of God. It tells the story of his journey from atheism to Christian belief, showing that science actually enhances faith. The tremendous response to the book prompted Collins to found BioLogos—an organization that reaches millions around the world.

Francis Collins speaking at BioLogos Conference in 2019

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When BioLogos got started there really wasn’t much discussion about how you could put rigorous science, particularly about biology which meant the science of evolution, together with serious dedication to the truths of Scripture.

Francis Collins on founding of BioLogos

Francis Collins: A Testimony

In this video, Francis Collins tells the story of his conversion from atheism to faith as a young doctor. As he began a journey looking for evidence of God, he expected only to strengthen his atheism. Instead he encountered Jesus and made the decision to follow him.

 

Francis Collins: A Testimony

In this video, Francis Collins tells the story of his conversion from atheism to faith as a young doctor. As he began a journey looking for evidence of God, he expected only to strengthen his atheism. Instead he encountered Jesus and made the decision to follow him.

Francis Collins Wins Templeton Prize

Francis Collins awarded Templeton Prize

Francis Collins was awarded the Templeton Prize on Thursday, September 24. This prestigious prize, one of the largest annual awards given to an individual, recognizes “exemplary achievements” in “harnessing the power of the sciences to explore the deepest questions of the universe and humankind’s place and purpose within it.” (Photo: Chuck Kennedy, Templeton Foundation)

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Francis Collins awarded Templeton Prize

For me, as a believer who’s also a scientist, the vaccine seems like a gift from God. This is God’s grace that has given us the ability to understand how this works, and to be able to design an approach. And it feels like God is giving us a chance to be his healers.

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Founded by Francis Collins, BioLogos inspires authentic faith for today. Join us and help show others how faith and science work hand-in-hand.

Virtual Events & Interviews

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Curtis Chang gets the chance to ask NIH Director Francis Collins some questions in a "rapid-fire" type format.
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NIH director and BioLogos founder Francis Collins joined us for a live stream to discuss COVID-19, and how the church and Christian faith might respond during this challenging time.
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Amid a surge in COVID-19 cases across the country, Bible scholar N.T. Wright and BioLogos founder Francis Collins, ponder the question of the Christian response to this moment we are in.
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Dr. Francis Collins and Dr. David Anderson discussed everything from vaccination to racial disparities in healthcare.
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Francis Collins answers questions from listeners about the current scientific knowledge of the virus and talks about how he views the pandemic through the lens of his own faith. 
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Articles & Responses

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Everyone I know who has spent time with Francis Collins comes away feeling like he is one of the finest men they've ever met.
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Francis Collins — BioLogos Founder and current Director of the National Institutes of Health — responds to a recent essay from a scientist skeptical of the COVID-19 vaccine.
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Francis Collins interviews NIMH director Joshua Gordon, and talks with him about taking care of our mental health in the wake of the changes the pandemic has brought.

N.T. Wright and Francis Collins sing “Genesis”

Watch as friends N.T. Wright and Francis Collins sing their re-written rendition of The Beatles’ “Yesterday” that they have titled “Genesis!”

 

N.T. Wright and Francis Collins sing “Genesis”

Watch as friends N.T. Wright and Francis Collins sing their re-written rendition of The Beatles’ “Yesterday” that they have titled “Genesis!”

Collins sat down with us at his home to talk about his own journey in finding a harmony between faith and science and he shares stories of some of the people in his life who were influential in his conversion from atheism to Christianity.
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In the second half of our conversation with Francis Collins he discusses the beginnings of BioLogos, which questions science can answer and which ones it cannot and the future of science—the exciting new horizons afforded by single-cell analysis, cryogenic electron microscopy, and treatments for genetic diseases.
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Tim Keller joins Francis Collins in a conversation that includes updates on the latest COVID-19 research and much more.
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Jim Stump 
Francis Collins answers questions from listeners about the current scientific knowledge of the virus and talks about how he views the pandemic through the lens of his own faith. 
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Dr. Francis Collins and Dr. David Anderson join in conversation about how Christians can bring about the end of the pandemic.
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Jim Stump 
Amid a surge in COVID-19 cases across the country, what should be the Christian response? Bible scholar N.T. Wright and BioLogos founder Francis Collins, ponder this question and more. 
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In a world which often pits the ‘Book of Nature’ against the ‘Book of Scripture,’ Dr. Collins stands alongside other luminaries like Galileo who were able to synthesize both into a coherent whole.

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Stories of Impact: Tom and Rachel

Tom and Rachel share their faith journey after reading Francis Collins’ The Language of God.

We encourage you read more stories from those impacted by the work of Dr. Collins!

 

Stories of Impact: Tom and Rachel

Tom and Rachel share their faith journey after reading Francis Collins’ The Language of God.

We encourage you read more stories from those impacted by the work of Dr. Collins!