Beating Boredom: Science and Faith Resources to Reduce Isolation


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.

Science and the Bible

This series was written by historian Ted Davis, to address "the now-common view that the history of science and Christianity is one of ongoing, inevitable conflict."

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.


Dear BioLogos reader ...

In the escalating vitriol in our culture, “science” and “faith” have found each other on opposite sides of a polarized divide. Truth and community are under attack.

If there is one thing the pandemic has shown us, it is what science can and cannot do. Scientists and doctors have done amazing things during the pandemic—identified the virus, treated the disease, and developed safe vaccines that work.

But in these polarized times, science can’t reduce anger, forgive sins, build mutual respect, or fill us with compassion for others.

Science alone can’t give us hope. Faith can. Join BioLogos today in reaching a world desperate for hope. Your tax-deductible donation will be the difference between someone encountering misinformation, or a thoughtful, truthful, and hopeful Christian perspective that shows faith and science working hand in hand.

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