Josh A. Reeves (PhD, Boston University) is assistant professor in Science and Religion at Samford University in Birmingham Alabama. Before taking that role, he managed the New Directions in Science and Religion project in the Samford Center for Science and Religion. He also completed a two-year post-doctoral fellowship at the Heyendaal Program on Theology and Science at Radboud University in the Netherlands. He is co-author of the book “A Little Book for New Scientists: Why and How to Study Science,” from InterVarsity Press. More of his work can be found on his website [https://samford.academia.edu/JoshReeves].
Reconciling Chance and Divine Providence: Three Theological Options
For many Christians, the most-troubling aspect of evolution is not the idea of common descent or its conflict with a literal reading of Genesis, but because the mechanism of natural selection implies that creation is governed by chance.