The following projects were supported by the BioLogos Evolution & Christian Faith grant three-year program.
BioLogos does not necessarily endorse the views expressed by the project leaders or their institutions, nor do the project leaders or their institutions necessarily endorse the views expressed by BioLogos.
On Trial in Dayton
Dr. Lee Camp
Tokens is a live variety show focusing on thought-provoking themes, employing a variety of genres—musical performances, brief interpretive monologues, and dialog with authors and scholars. With support from The BioLogos Foundation, Tokens will write and produce an episode of its live variety show entitled “On Trial in Dayton.” Production plans include seeking rights to film on the site of the famous Scopes Trial in Dayton, Tennessee. The grant will result in two distinct outputs: a sixty-minute public television special of the episode, and a supplementary DVD with supporting study materials. “Breaking Down False Dichotomies” serves as one of Tokens’ tag-lines. The episode will offer an outstanding opportunity to challenge some of the false dichotomies and antagonisms that have arisen in popular American culture regarding Christian faith, evolutionary theory, and the question of human origins. More information about Tokens can be found at http://www.tokensshow.com.
Christian Faith and Evolution: Conversations Among Journalists and Christian Scholars
Ethics and Public Policy Center (EPPC)
Mr. Michael Cromartie
The Faith Angle Forum of the Ethics and Public Policy Center is the only program in the nation dedicated to improving journalistic coverage of religion and its role in American life. For more than 12 years, the forum’s conferences have convened leading reporters, editors, and columnists and connected them with prominent scholars on faith, society, and culture. The result has been an ongoing, vibrant dialogue—one that has helped journalists think more deeply and more seriously about a complicated, yet crucial, subject.
Twice a year, the Faith Angle Forum hosts two-day, invitation-only conferences in Miami. These events bring together 20 journalists, typically political and religion reporters representing premier print and broadcast outlets—including the Washington Post, the New York Times, Vanity Fair, Time, NPR, NBC News, ABC News, and Fox News. In three collegial, educational sessions, the journalists discuss different religion-related topics with three scholars from some of our nation’s leading academic institutions. Conference participants consistently say that the forum is one of the few places where they find genuine fairness, open-mindedness, true diversity of viewpoints, and intellectual rigor.
Since 1999, the Faith Angle Forum has helped shape the thinking of more than 200 journalists, producing better-informed columns, articles, and broadcast pieces that have reached millions of people. With the support of BioLogos, we are excited to add a new dimension to our work: sessions dedicated to the relationship between religion and science. This subject has been controversial and misunderstood for centuries, and presents significant challenges for reporters even today. The Faith Angle Forum looks forward to helping clarify this complex topic, and to fostering more informed, intelligent reflection among the journalists who cover it.
Evolution and the Imago Dei: The Artist as Translator
Dr. Gregory Wolfe and Mr. Stuart Scadron-Wattles
Image will gather artists and writers of faith whose work explores the dialogue between evolutionary science and faith practice, convening a conversation between them and scientists, theologians, and church leaders in private and public conferences. The results will be produced as artwork, blog posts on Image’s Good Letters blog, and part of a feature issue of Image Journal. The feature issue will be accompanied by curricula and study guides for undergraduate class and adult study group use.