Does Science Disprove God? (RJS)

Amir D. Aczel argues that the answer is no. Science does not disprove God. A number of years ago I was browsing at a Barnes and Noble while my brother-in-law was off looking for something or other in particular. On one of the tables near the front of the store there was a book, God’s [Read More...]

And it Was Good … But Red in Tooth and Claw? (RJS)

One of the more common arguments against evolution is the requirement of death before the fall. Not just death as a fact, but death as a mechanism of creation.  It is often suggested that evolution is inconsistent with the notion of God as creator and creation as good. After all evolution relies on death and [Read More...]

Are Stage Props Necessary? (RJS)

The fourth and fifth chapters of Ronald E. Osborn’s new book Death Before the Fall: Biblical Literalism and the Problem of Animal Suffering look at the nature of science and the push for mechanisms capable of explaining the events related in Scripture. In the practice of science we look for explanatory mechanisms that make sense [Read More...]

Needless (Faith) Casualties (by John Frye)

Needless Casualties I am going to write about Tyler and Brenda, a son and his mother. I have heard for years that the creationism/evolution debate is putting many of our evangelical young people into a bind. Many young students from our churches head off to college and are presented with strong evidence for evolution. The [Read More...]

Is Evolution a Random Process? (RJS)

A question that comes up quite frequently in discussions of evolution and Christian faith deals with the apparently purposeless randomness of the evolutionary process.  One of the most famous images is the tape of time given by Stephen Jay Gould. Run the tape over and something entirely different will emerge.  From his 1994 article in Scientific [Read More...]

When the Faculty No Confidence Vote is this Clear, Listen

Professors are as difficult to herd as cats; they rise to their level of expertise by learning to think for themselves and to think critically, which they often do. Even about administration. When they begin to express their views it is not uncommon for lines to be drawn and the lack of consensus emerges. So, when [Read More...]

BioLogos Responds to Bryan College Decision

By Deborah Haarsma: We at BioLogos are saddened over recent events at Bryan College, where a controversy over the college’s Statement of Belief threatens division and strife between Christians. Bryan’s charter stipulates that the Statement of Belief may not be changed, but the Board of Trustees has produced a clarification of that statement and is requiring all faculty members to [Read More...]

No Interpretation Needed!? (RJS)

On Sunday Scot put up a short post highlighting a shift at Bryan College tightening the “acceptable” ranges of interpretation of the Genesis account. While most of the commenters on the post mourned the change that sentiment is certainly not universal. As one of the commenters put it: I am thankful that there are some [Read More...]

Death Before the Fall (RJS)

I recently received a copy of a new book Death Before the Fall: Biblical Literalism and the Problem of Animal Suffering by Ronald Osborn courtesy of the publisher (IVP). This is not your typical coffee table book, although the imagery with which Osborn starts, Mana Pools in Zimbabwe, would fit right in … aside that [Read More...]

The Benefit of a Spirit-Breathed Perspective (RJS)

In the third chapter of The Spirit in Creation and New Creation: Science and Theology in Western and Orthodox Realms Jeff Schloss, Professor of Biology at Westmont College in Santa Barbara CA, reflects on the role that Spirit played in creation (past) and plays in creation (present). Hovering Over Waters: Spirit and the Ordering of [Read More...]


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