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Published on December 04, 2020

God's Word, God's World

Recently a line has been drawn between faith and science. But must we choose either one or the other?

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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.

Recently a line has been drawn between faith and science. But must we choose either one or the other in order to find answers to our deeply held questions? Together, faith and science can paint a more complete picture of all that God has made.


The world is full of mystery—one that God is leading us into.

Insights, a series of animated videos, presents facts, stories, and real-life experiences that pull you in, make you wonder, and guide you deeper.

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Transcript

As long as we have been seeking answers, we have been asking questions
Who are we?
How’d we get here?
And what, exactly, are we doing here?

More recently, the questions have diverged
A line has been drawn between faith and science
Do both have something to say? Something worth listening to?
Must we choose a side, picking one and ignoring all the other might contribute?
For on the one hand, does the Bible alone answer every question there is to ask?

In its pages we find stories of faith, promises of peace, and visions of a better future
But can it explain how the world works?
From the smallest particle…
to the entire universe?
On the other hand, for all science can show us, can it ultimately reveal what matters most?
Is the purpose of the human soul mapped in our DNA?
What is the atomic number for joy?
But what if these are simply the wrong questions?
what if both, in their own distinct ways, reflect the wonder and the work of God?

In our faith we plumb the depths of hope, the power of mercy, the mystery of redemption
But then in science we are able to understand the facts of the world God created, to examine and to then quantify the workings of the universe;

While science and the Bible can each give us many answers, neither on its own gives us every answer. And so it is they cooperate, working together to paint a more complete picture of all God has made.

Our faith shows us how we should live
While science teaches us how life happens
Science can tell us how the world works
But only in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus do we see what it all means.