A podcast on faith and science.
Public discourse has become more polarized than ever. It doesn’t matter if you’re talking political parties, or culture wars, or science and religion. There are two extreme sides, both claiming the other is completely wrong and misguided. Extreme rhetoric fires up its base, but does little to persuade others. And it has become exhausting.
At BioLogos, we think there is a better way. A way of dialoguing graciously with others. A way of respecting the insights of both sides. A way of living within the tensions.
Join us for conversations about finding the harmony between science and Christian faith.
- December 03, 2020 —Featuring guest Thomas Jay Oord
Jim Stump and Thomas Jay Oord talk about the problem of evil.
- November 19, 2020 —Featuring guest Julia Wattacheril
Julia Wattacheril describes what she and many other health care workers experienced during the peak of the pandemic in New York City
- November 12, 2020 —Featuring guest Denis Lamoureux
Denis tells the story of atheism to young earth creationism to evolutionary creationism and how it was the bible that led him there.
- October 29, 2020 —Featuring guest Alister McGrath
Alister McGrath joins Jim Stump to talk about his book Born to Wonder.
- October 22, 2020 —Featuring guest David Lahti
Jim and David talk about cultural evolution and how the ideas interplay with the current landscape of faith and science in the United States.
- October 15, 2020 —Featuring guest Deborah Haarsma
In this episode, Deb Haarsma, president of BioLogos takes a turn in the interviewee’s seat.
- October 08, 2020 —
We explore the tensions between truth and knowledge and humility in science and in faith.
- October 01, 2020 —Featuring guest Justin Brierley
Justin Brierley discusses his experience on the Unbelievable? show and how his own beliefs have grown, changed, and continue to be formed.
- September 24, 2020 —Featuring guest Elaine Howard Ecklund
Elaine Howard Ecklund is a sociologist who has devoted her career to understanding the attitudes and perceptions that scientists and religious people have toward each other.
- September 17, 2020 —Featuring guest Tim Mackie
Tim’s transformation from West-coast skateboarder, to Bible student, to video producer may seem surprising, but his unorthodox journey to faith has given him a unique perspective and passion for the Bible.
- September 03, 2020 —
We explore the intersection of science and faith when it comes to prayer.
- August 20, 2020 —Featuring guest Katharine Hayhoe
Katharine Hayhoe discusses the climate crisis along with an update on thinking about climate in a post-COVID-19 world.
- August 06, 2020 —Featuring guest Praveen Sethupathy
Praveen shares his story of conversion to Christianity and what it means to be made in the image of God in light of scientific understanding.
- July 23, 2020 —Featuring guest Philip Yancey
Philip Yancey returns to the podcast to dig deeper into his many years spent traveling and writing with Dr. Paul Brand.
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.
- July 02, 2020 —Featuring guest Shauna Niequist
Shauna Niequist brings her passion for food and her Christian experience to a conversation about food and spirituality.
- June 25, 2020 —Featuring guest Joseph L. Graves
We dig into the genetic science of race and we talk about some common misconceptions, such as whether race affects athletic abilities and what you can actually find out from genetic ancestry testing.
- June 25, 2020 —Featuring guest Joseph L. Graves
Dr. Graves tells the story of his journey through higher education discusses some basics of evolution and what it even means to be a species.
- June 18, 2020 —Featuring guest Lynette Strickland
Lynette tells some of her own stories that highlight the ways that science as a discipline can benefit from increased diversity and inclusion.
- June 04, 2020 —Featuring guest Deborah Haarsma
Jim and Deb take a moment to talk about the cultural moment we find ourselves in.
Tim Keller joins Francis Collins in a conversation that includes updates on the latest COVID-19 research and much more.
- May 14, 2020 —Featuring guest Bishop Claude Alexander
Jim talks with Bishop Claude Alexander about his growing up in the south with parents esteemed in the medical field and about the role of science in racial reconciliation in America today.
- May 07, 2020 —Featuring guest J. Richard Middleton
Richard Middleton joins Jim Stump in an attempt to answer some questions about human identity through the lenses of the bible and ancient worldview.
- April 30, 2020 —Featuring guest John Walton
John Walton leads us through the book of Job with an eye toward our current situation. He walks through three elements of the story of Job that might help us today: rest, peace, and coherence.
Water is interesting both scientifically and biblically, so it’s only fitting that we explore it. And in this episode Jim Stump is joined by Kent Frens, Jenni Brandon, Sandra Postel, and Ben McFarland to do just that.
- April 16, 2020 —Featuring guest Brian McLaren
Brian McLaren shares about his book, The Galapagos Islands: A Spiritual Journey, and about a theology that is informed by wild places and the scientific knowledge that helps us understand those places.
- April 09, 2020 —
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.
- April 02, 2020 —
Jim reflects on what the resurrection means in this time of uncertainty and fear—in this time of coronavirus.
- March 26, 2020 —Featuring guest Sean McDowell
Jim Stump is joined by Sean McDowell, their conversation centers around the science of evolution and the degree to which it should influence Christian belief.
Three interviews from scientists in the fields of microbiology, biochemistry, and infectious disease, all of them speaking about coronavirus from the Christian Perspective.
- March 12, 2020 —Featuring guest Katharine Hayhoe
Katharine Hayhoe joins Jim Stump to talk about climate change: the science and the effects we see in the world today. She ends with some practical solutions and a call for rational hope.
- March 05, 2020 —Featuring guest Darrel Falk
Darrel Falk joins Jim Stump to reminisce about some of his experiences with the early genetic sciences as well as his role in the beginnings of BioLogos.
- February 27, 2020 —Featuring guest Kutter Callaway
Jim Stump and Kutter Calloway discuss how art and pop-culture have become an underlying meta-narrative through which we understand our spirituality.
- February 13, 2020 —Featuring guest Charlotte vanOyen-Witvliet
Jim Stump sat down with Charlotte vanOyen-Witvliet to learn about what forgiveness is and how it can be fruitful toward a theological and spiritual journey.
- February 06, 2020 —Featuring guest Mari Clements
Jim Stump is joined by clinical psychologist, Mari Clements to talk about how psychology can provide tools to help ensure the health of our relationships.
- January 30, 2020 —Featuring guest Justin Barrett
Justin Barrett joins Jim Stump in this episode to discuss why he believes psychology and theology can help each other.
- January 23, 2020 —Featuring guest April Maskiewicz Cordero
April Maskiewicz Cordero joins Jim Stump and Kathryn Applegate to discuss what it’s like to teach college biology at a Christian college.
- January 16, 2020 —Featuring guest Alister McGrath
A conversation that ranges from Einstein’s religious beliefs to the importance of storytelling for Christian Apologetics.
The stories from two young people who were deeply connected to young-earth creation—that is, until they started to see some cracks developing in their reasoning, which sent them on a journey to discover how to reframe their scientific view of the world while holding closely to their Christian faith.
Hugh Ross and Deb Haarsma talk about how a background in astrophysics led them to their current work as leaders of Christian organizations and about how their faith might hold up to new scientific discoveries.
Fuz Rana and Darrel Falk talk about how the relationship between BioLogos and Reasons to believe was developed and then discuss how they have come to such different conclusions when working with the same data.
- November 21, 2019 —Featuring guest Mike McHargue
Mike McHargue, aka Science Mike, shares his own faith journey and talks about trends of faith transitions in the United States.
- November 14, 2019 —Featuring guest Oliver Crisp
Theology is a tool we use to better understand God. But how does it work? How do we know when a theological claim is true?
- November 07, 2019 —
Jim Stump is joined by BioLogos president Deb Haarsma to talk about one of the perennial science and faith topics—Adam & Eve.
- October 24, 2019 —Featuring guest Marcelo Gleiser
Jim Stump and Marcelo Gleiser dive into the ocean of the unknown, discussing the nature of science and how we know what we know.
- October 17, 2019 —Featuring guest Richard Lindroth
Ecologist Rick Lindroth discusses how his faith and his science have interacted.
- October 10, 2019 —Featuring guest Colin Hoogerwerf
A multimedia essay on finding hope in the outdoors.
- October 03, 2019 —Featuring guest Lynette Strickland
Lynette Strickland shares how her childhood curiosity in the natural world has helped her understand God’s creation.
- September 26, 2019 —Featuring guest Aaron Niequist
Aaron and Jim also discuss reviving liturgy and the seeing faith in light of the Kingdom of Heaven.
- September 19, 2019 —Featuring guest John Walton
Discussing interpretation with biblical scholar John Walton and exploring the answers his work offers.
A journey into the world of fossils and what they can teach us about God.
- August 29, 2019 —Featuring guest Krista Tippett
Krista talks about how her work attempts to feed a hunger for honest conversation and where science and faith live in that discussion.
- August 22, 2019 —Featuring guest Jonathan Merritt
Jonathan Merritt discusses the decay of sacred conversation—and how to revive it.
- August 15, 2019 —Featuring guest John Ortberg
Pastor John Ortberg discusses the forgotten practice of spiritual disciplines and how biological predispositions affect human character.
Jim Stump and a few BioLogos staff members sit down to try and wrestle with some of the questions we received from listeners.
A panel from Science and Theology for Emerging Adult Ministries (STEAM) offers resources to help teens and young adults to think through issues of science and faith.
- June 20, 2019 —
From walking whales to the largest organism on earth, these astonishing snippets of God’s creation offer a reinvigorated view of the world around us.
- May 30, 2019 —Featuring guest Rick Potts
Dr. Potts tells Jim stories of excavations in China and southern Kenya and of people encountering the exhibit on Human Origins around the US.
- May 23, 2019 —Featuring guest Elizabeth Conde-Frazier
Dr. Elizabeth Conde-Frazier discusses the growth of a Latino/a theology which expresses the community’s experience in all its rich variety.
- May 16, 2019 —Featuring guest Pete Enns
Exploring the potential behind reading the Bible creatively, the dangers of our modernist sense of truth, and the growing desire for spiritual authenticity.
- May 09, 2019 —Featuring guest Richard Mouw
Dr. Richard Mouw shares his experiences from working in interfaith dialogue and lays out a compelling vision for Christian civility.
The episode explores the relationship between science and prayer with Dr. David Meyers, journalist Barbara Bradley Hagerty, author Philip Yancey, and Dr. Jimmy Lin.
- April 25, 2019 —Featuring guest Bethany Sollereder
Jim Stump is joined by Dr. Bethany Sollereder to wrestle with the problems of natural evil and the origin of death. They delve into the traditional answers to these questions, probing their strengths and deficiencies, and grapple with challenging Biblical passages on these issues.
- April 18, 2019 —
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.
- April 11, 2019 —Featuring guest Philip Yancey
In this episode’s conversation, Philip Yancey and Language of God host Jim Stump discuss rediscovering faith after messy first encounters, disappointment with the state of the world, and stepping into a life colored with hope.
In this episode we seek to understand the role dirt has played in our lives, how it has evolved since Biblical times, and how this may be connected to humility by examining etymology, reflecting on the biblical call to be stewards of creation, and reviewing findings in soil science.
- March 27, 2019 —Featuring guest Jennifer Wiseman
As she recounts her life in science, astronomer Jennifer Wiseman discusses faith in her work, human significance in a vast universe, and the mysterious awe inspired by investigating the cosmos.
- March 27, 2019 —Featuring guest Praveen Sethupathy
Praveen shares his insights on what it means to be made in the image of God in light of our understanding of evolution and DNA.
- March 27, 2019 —
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.
- February 10, 2019
Introducing Language of God, a new podcast on science and Christian faith from BioLogos.