Last year I was appointed a BioLogos theology fellow, commissioned to write a series of six blog posts on Christian faith and evolution. My mandate was specifically to bring my own expertise in biblical studies (particularly the Old Testament) to bear on the question of evolution.
My own personal slant has been to explore questions at the intersection of faith and evolutionary science, both respecting the science and remaining steadfast as an orthodox, evangelical Christian (this, of course, challenges the truncated understanding of “evangelical” that the media often promulgates).
My fourth Biologos blog has just been published on the BioLogos website. It addresses the question of a historical Fall (the origin of sin) and how this might be compatible with the evolution of Homo sapiens. You can read it here.
My previous BioLogos blogs addressed:
- Why Christians don’t need to be threatened by evolution.
- The ancient universe and the cosmic temple.
- Humans as imago Dei and the evolution of Homo sapiens.
My final BioLogos two blogs will address:
- The providence of God in a world of death and randomness (often thought by Christians to be consequences of the Fall).
- How cosmic evolution might relate to the biblical promise of a new heaven and a new earth.
You can find all my BioLogos blogs in one place (including upcoming posts); just scroll to the bottom of the page.
BioLogos was founded by Francis Collins, the scientist in charge of the human genome project, which cracked the human genetic code; he is also an evangelical Christian. He founded BioLogos to encourage all people to see the hand of God in the evolutionary processes of nature.
The current BioLogos purpose statement reads: