Before You Read ...
A new poll shows that for young adults in particular, belief in God is plummeting. From research, we know a primary driver behind a loss of faith among young people is the church’s rejection of science. To put it bluntly: Young people aren’t leaving the faith because of science, they’re leaving because they’ve been told to choose between science and God. That’s why BioLogos exists—to show that science and faith can work hand-in-hand. And although the challenge is clearly daunting, our work is having an impact!
As a nonprofit, we rely on the generosity of grassroots donors like you to reach those who are being told, “It’s God or evolution!” or “It’s God or vaccines!” or “It’s God or science!” In this urgent moment, we need your help to continue to produce resources such as this.
This collection of essays will help you explore many of the questions that arise at the intersection of faith and science.
- “The History of Science and Christianity” Mark A. Noll
- “The Wonder of Creation” Dorothy Boorse
- “The Competencies and Limitations of Science” Katharine Hayhoe and W. Douglas Hayhoe
- “Questions That Faith Asks Science” John Ortberg
- “Worshipping God Through Discovery and Science” Dorothy F. Chappell
- “Science as Christian Calling” Ian Hutchinson
- “Creativity and the Development of Technology” Randy Isaac
- “Genetics, Medicine and the Image of God” Jay Hollman
- “Tending God’s Earth” Christopher J. H. Wright
- “Reasons to Engage in Science” Ed Stetzer
Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals, describes the difficulty of engaging in meaningful conversation that respects both.
- As laypersons we sometimes wonder if we know enough about science or religion to ask the right questions of either.
- As scientists we may welcome serious conversations but wonder if others tilt more toward controversy or more toward truth.
- As pastors we often keep silent on science, because we don’t know what to say or because we don’t want to engage or escalate unwanted debates.
For you and those you lead, this collection of essays will help explore many of the questions that arise at the intersection of faith and science. Readers will appreciate the insights of authors such as John Ortberg, Mark Noll and Ed Stetzer. – Amazon