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BioLogos Editorial Team
 on March 31, 2020

Beating Boredom: Science and Faith Resources to Reduce Isolation

Here are some of our greatest hits, and other suggestions, to help you overcome the isolation and boredom while stuck at home.

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Before You Read

Dear reader,

We’ll get right to it: Young people today are departing the faith in historic numbers as the church is either unwilling or unable to address their questions on science and faith. BioLogos is hosting those tough conversations. Not with anger, but with grace. Not with a simplistic position to earn credibility on the left or the right, but a message that is informed, faithful, and hopeful.

Although voices on both sides are loud and extreme, we are breaking through. But as a nonprofit, we rely on the generosity of donors like you to continue this challenging work. Your tax deductible gift today will help us continue to counter the polarizing narratives of today with a message that is informed, hopeful, and faithful.

As self-quarantine and social distancing continue to make recluses of us all, it’s more necessary than ever to break down isolation, stimulate our minds (and hearts!), and find diversions other than binging Tiger King or recording your cat’s inner-monologue on artificial intelligence.

Here are some of our greatest hits, and other suggestions, to help meet the moment. At best, we hope these resources educate, entertain, and inspire hope. At worst, may they be the distractions needed to help you through another day or week (or longer).

Reading

Is the relationship between science and Christianity one of ongoing, inevitable conflict? Historian Ted Davis addresses. Also, Dennis Venema helps you brush up on your understanding of evolution.

NIH Director: ‘We’re on an Exponential Curve’

In a wide-ranging interview with The Altantic, BioLogos founder and NIH Director Francis Collins speaks about the coronavirus, his faith, and an unusual friendship.

Watching & Listening

Three really good interviews with scientists on the pandemic, rounded out well with an inspiring Christian perspective. The Reverend Leonard J. Vander Zee's "Big Story" is required viewing for anyone trying to reconcile their faith with what science has taught us of God's world.

BioLogos Basics

A series of short, snappy videos introducing the sometimes treacherous topics on science and faith.

Engage Online

Isolation and boredom can be real consequences of the coronavirus, but they don't have to be. Find community and engagement by joining the forum, or participating in some of these activities.

The BioLogos Forum

As so many of us hunker down due to Coronavirus, find community and fellowship in the BioLogos Forum, an online haven for those who see science as the study of God’s creation.

Origins Videos & Discussion Guide

Written by BioLogos President Deb Haarsma and husband Loren, Origins lays out the various Christian perspectives on origins in a clear and approachable way. Follow the book’s free video sessions with corresponding discussion guide questions with friends or family.

Activity: Science & Faith Interview

In this free activity from BioLogos INTEGRATE, the challenge is to interview five people about three questions that interest them in order to discover how a person’s expertise, experience, convictions, and values shape thinking when it comes to science and faith questions.