Many people today, both secular and Christian, want us to believe that science and religion cannot live together. Not only is this untrue, but we believe that a thoughtful dialogue between science and faith is essential for engaging the hearts and minds of individuals today. The BioLogos Foundation provides an important first step towards that end.
When it comes to explaining the interaction of our faith with science, it’s one thing to read other pastors’ thoughts, but it is another thing entirely to be prepared to address your own congregations (both corporately and individually) on these topics. It’s our prayer that these materials will equip you to meaningfully engage science and faith in your local congregations so that, ultimately, the body of Christ might be built up.
What Do You Mean by 'Literal'? with N.T. Wright and Pete Enns
N.T. Wright discusses principles for interpreting Biblical texts by giving examples from both the Old and New Testaments.
Why the Church Needs Multiple Theories of Original Sin
Loren Haarsma argues that the church should consider multiple theories of Original Sin because the theological stakes are high and the questions are challenging.
4 Ways Pastors can Shepherd their Congregation through Discussions on Faith and Science
Pastors have both a responsibility and privilege to guide their “flocks” through the science and faith discussion. Pastor Mario Russo shares four simple ways to do so.
5 (More) Ways Pastors Can Shepherd People Through Discussions About Faith and Science
Pastors need to be more aware of what people in their church with various views on creation could be thinking and feeling. Here are five ways pastors can help shepherd their people in this area.
Rooted Faith in a Changing World: A Pastor's Perspective
The new questions are actually giving us the opportunity to rediscover what was always present in the tradition, even if we didn’t know it/
How I Finally Told My Church I’m an Evolutionary Creationist—and How I Should Have
A pastor shares how a social media post about evolution tore his church apart, and how he helped it heal.
The Perils and Promise of Preaching the God of Two Books
A vast number of congregational leaders know that when they deal with evolution, they are also dealing with job security.
What I Wish My Pastor Knew About The Life of a Scientist
Andy Crouch encourages pastors to seek understanding of scientific professions in order to more effectively communicate that every vocation in the congregation points towards trust in Jesus.
Science & Christianity: Past, Present, and Future
“This 5-session study provides Christians scriptural considerations and scholarly information on some of the most fundamental, modern scientific concepts (creation, evolution, conservation, and transhumanism) so that both science and faith will be seen as critical components of a flourishing life.”
God Speaks Science: Preaching from God’s Other Book
Preaching science is all about bringing God’s revelation through creation into conversation with God’s revelation through the Bible in a co-illumining, mutually intelligible way.
Tales of a Recovering Answer Addict: From Young-Earth Apologist to Evolutionary Creationist
The more Mario Russo studied and learned, the less he needed “answers” to every possible question.
Evolution: What We Know and What We Don't Know
In this video, Jeff Schloss discusses some things we should be mindful of when we discuss evolution. He begins with the observation that when we use the term “evolution,” it is not always exactly clear what we are actually discussing unless we denote the intended usage.