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