The issues of evolution and creation can take a while to work through, and it’s good to have friends with you along the way. We encourage you to get together with others to discuss your questions. What does Genesis really teach? How strong is the scientific evidence? How does God go about creating? Does what I think about evolution make a difference in my life? The following resources are great for small groups, whether a group on campus, a youth group at church, a Sunday school class, a prayer group, a book club, or friends in your dorm.

We would appreciate your feedback at smallgroups@biologos.org. Let us know what materials you’re using and in what context. Which resources have worked well and what new resources would you like to see?

New to leading a small group discussion? Start here:

Here are a few things to keep in mind as you begin.

  1. Start the meeting by asking each person to share something they're learning about the topic or something that has been particularly meaningful to them.
  2. Allow everyone the opportunity to share their thoughts rather than one or two people dominating the discussion, and invite quiet participants to give their input.
  3. Be sensitive to the conversation getting bogged down on one issue and use a new discussion question to steer participants in a fresh direction.
  4. When necessary, remind participants to critique ideas, not people. Try to uphold other believers as part of the community of faith though you may disagree with their views.
  5. End with prayer and praise to God for his handiwork and our unity in Christ.
  6. Encourage everyone to keep up with the reading for the next session (when applicable) to get the most out of the discussion.

Resources for Adults

  • Origins

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    Origins

    Though Christians share a common belief about who created the universe, they can believe very different things about how it happened. This book lays out the various Christia... Read More >

  • The Lost World of Genesis One

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    The Lost World of Genesis One

    Walton proposes a reading of Genesis 1 that is, “faithful to the context of the original audience and author, and one that preserves and enhances the theological vitality” of the ... Read More >

  • The Big Story

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    The Big Story

    What if we told the story of the Bible from the perspective of what science has learned about God's world? View the epic story of God that stretches from creation to new creation... Read More >

  • Religion and Science: Pathways to Truth

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    Religion and Science: Pathways to Truth

    Participants are encouraged to “join a group of world experts as they consider how religion and science might coexist and even complement one another in the 21st century.”... Read More >

  • Scientists in Congregations Science Resources

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    Scientists in Congregations Science Resources

    Scientists in Congregations was a recent grant program designed to catalyze dialogue on faith and science in local churches. Visit their site to access many newly produced resources i... Read More >

  • From the Dust: Conversations in Creation, DVD (2012)

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    From the Dust: Conversations in Creation, DVD (2012)

    Looking for a fresh way to engage the current controversy surrounding evolution and faith? This 4 part DVD, produced in conjunction with BioLogos, welcomes renowned theologians, scien... Read More >

  • Evolution and the Imago Dei book

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    Evolution and the Imago Dei book

    You will find essays, poetry, art, and fiction in this special issue of the Image journal on the interactions between faith and science, with a special nod to evolution. Some may ask,... Read More >

Resources for Middle and High School

  • The Big Story

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    The Big Story

    What if we told the story of the Bible from the perspective of what science has learned about God's world? View the epic story of God that stretches from creation to new creation... Read More >

  • Discover Creation and Science Curriculum (2006)

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    Discover Creation and Science Curriculum (2006)

    This 4 session Sunday school/small group curriculum is designed for middle school students. In an engaging way, it reinforces the idea that both the Bible and science can tell us true... Read More >

  • The Author of Life

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    The Author of Life

    This 7 part video series is aimed directly at Christian young people who are asking how their faith goes with what they are learning in science class. Includes discussion materials, a... Read More >

  • GC Science: Wrestling with Science and Faith

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    GC Science: Wrestling with Science and Faith

    “Wrestling with Science and Faith” was a 4 week course for youth held at Grace Chapel in Lexington, Massachusetts. The series was taught by faithful scientists who attend ... Read More >

Andy Crouch, Journalist, Executive Editor for Christianity Today

The conversations I’ve experienced through BioLogos—with scientists, theologians, biblical scholars, philosophers, and pastors—have been among the most enjoyable, informative, and challenging learning experiences of my life. BioLogos seeks to bring both grace and truth to the many intersection points of contemporary science and biblical faith.

- Andy Crouch, Journalist, Executive Editor for Christianity Today
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