For those involved in campus ministry, we have collected some top resources to help in your own thinking about faith and the science of origins as well as materials that can be useful tools as you work with others. You will find articles, books, and videos by BioLogos and others.
The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief
An instant bestseller by the founder of BioLogos, The Language of God provides a powerful conversion story and a winsome account of the harmony between science and faith in many key areas.
Origins Book and Videos
Origins lays out the various Christian perspectives on origins in a clear and approachable way. It has been used by many Christian high schools and colleges, helping students understand the range of views on issues of creation, intelligent design, and evolution. The accompanying video series can be used independently.
The Lost World of Genesis One
What was God’s intention for the beginning portions of the Bible? What is its cultural context? In this highly readable volume, John Walton formulates a literary and theological understanding of Genesis 1 within the context of the ancient Near Eastern world.
Jesus, Beginnings, and Science: A Guide for Group Conversation
A catalyst for gracious, productive conversation about faith and science between people of all beliefs.
The Big Story: From Stardust to The New Creation
What if we told the story of the Bible from the perspective of what science has learned about God's world? This is the epic, sweeping, and continuing story of God that stretches from creation to new creation.
The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism
This book, by respected pastor Dr. Tim Keller, helps believers think through the challenges of defending Christian faith to those who may be skeptical.
Test of Faith Online Curriculum
A 3-8 week session, high school curriculum for use with the Test of Faith DVD.
Image Journal Special Issue: Evolution and the Imago Dei
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.
How is BioLogos different from Evolutionism, Intelligent Design, and Creationism?
We affirm that the Bible is the inspired and authoritative word of God. We also accept the science of evolution as the best description for how God brought about life on earth.
5 Common Objections to Evolutionary Creationism
More and more people are learning about the BioLogos alternatives, but among Evangelicals, several key objections often hold them back from adopting evolutionary creationism.
How I Changed My Mind About Evolution
From BioLogos and InterVarsity Press, here are the stories of 25 people who have come to embrace evolution and faith, including Francis Collins, Scot McKnight, John Ortberg, James K.A. Smith, Jennifer Wiseman, and N.T. Wright.
God in the Lab: How Science Enhances Faith
What is it like to be a Christian doing scientific research? Research gives the believing scientist the opportunity to use creativity and imagination, to appreciate the beauty of the natural world, and to experience the joy of finding out new things – thinking God's thoughts after him.
When God and Science Meet: Surprising Discoveries of Agreement
This collection of essays will help you explore many of the questions that arise at the intersection of faith and science.
Mapping the Origins Debate
Readers are presented with an overview of six models used within the Christian community when it comes to origins.
Faithful to Science: The Role of Science in Religion
The aim of the book is to do us all a service by making it clear that science, like baking and architecture, is the property of the whole human race and is not the political partner of either atheism or theism or any other religious idea.
The Big Questions in Science and Religion
In The Big Questions in Science and Religion, Keith Ward, an Anglican minister who was once an atheist, offers compelling insights into the often contentious relationship between diverse religious views and new scientific knowledge.
Galileo Goes to Jail and Other Myths About Science and Religion
Numbers and 24 other contributors debunk falsehoods about the relationship between science and religion.
Creation, Evolution, and Christian Laypeople
Many secular and evangelical voices agree that if you are an orthodox Christian with a high view of the authority of the Bible, you cannot believe in evolution. But is this true? Depends what you mean by "evolution."
How should we interpret the Bible?
Clues to the original intended meaning can be found in the style of language, the genre of literature, the original audience, and the historical and cultural context.
Adam and Eve: Engaging the Tough Questions
When does sin enter the picture? How do we handle Genesis correctly? Various Christian scholars consider these important questions and more.
Four Views on the Historical Adam
This volume clearly outlines four primary views on Adam held by evangelicals, featuring top-notch proponents of each view presenting their positions in their own words and critiquing the positions with which they disagree. Contributors include Denis O. Lamoureux, John H. Walton, C. John Collins, and William Barrick.
What Do You Mean by 'Literal'? with N.T. Wright and Pete Enns
N.T. Wright discusses principles for interpreting Biblical texts by giving examples from both the Old and New Testaments.
Surprised by Scripture: Engaging Contemporary Issues
There is a growing group of orthodox, biblically faithful Christian thinkers who are taking up the task of recasting the interaction between science and Scripture.
Ian Hutchinson on the New Atheists
Dr. Ian Hutchinson claims that the arguments made by New Atheists are not new at all, but rather extensions of intellectual threads which have existed since the late 19th century.
Big Picture or Big Gaps? Why Natural Theology is better than Intelligent Design
Natural theology should play a vital role in how we do apologetics and informs how we see the work of C.S. Lewis, Richard Dawkins, Goethe, G.K. Chesterton and more.
Why God Works Slowly
Science Mike (a.k.a. Mike McHargue) shares his view that like a master craftsman, the God who creates over billions of years is not in a hurry. Meticulous care goes into every creative action.
What is evolution?
Properly understood, evolution is a scientific theory about the development of life and is consistent with Christian theology.
How did God create the ingredients for life?
So how did God bring about the diversity of life we see on earth today? First he needed a place where life could survive—a planet that is just the right distance from the sun, and full of the right kinds of elements.
Evolution: What We Know and What We Don't Know
In this video, Jeff Schloss discusses some things we should be mindful of when we discuss evolution. He begins with the observation that when we use the term “evolution,” it is not always exactly clear what we are actually discussing unless we denote the intended usage.
From the Dust: From Chaos to Order
Richard Colling, Ard Louis, and John Polkinghorne offer several examples of random processes leading to order rather than disorder. As Dr. Louis points out, the scientific definition of “randomness” is quite different from our everyday understanding of the word.
How Evolution Works, Part 1
We often hear critics of evolution saying things like, “A dog could have never evolved from a cat” or “If humans evolved from monkeys, why are there still monkeys around?” These kinds of statements reveal a misunderstanding of what scientists mean by evolution.
How Evolution Works, Part 2
Whales provide a clear example of macroevolution. They are superficially similar to fish, but are, in fact, mammals! Darwin himself wondered whether whales had evolved from mammals on land, but he had no real empirical evidence for such a claim. Now we have impressive evidence.
Where is the Genetic Evidence for Evolution?
The study of DNA has revolutionized our understanding of how creatures share common ancestors. (19:57)
Discovering the Beauty of God's Evolving Creation
“Evolution is what some people use to explain life without God.” I lived by these words for a long time. “If you are an evolutionist, you are no Christian.” In my mind, it was as simple as that.
Tales of a Recovering Answer Addict: From Young-Earth Apologist to Evolutionary Creationist
The more Mario Russo studied and learned, the less he needed “answers” to every possible question.
Teaching Evolutionary Science in a Christian College Context
Three faculty members from Christian colleges share their thoughts on teaching evolutionary science to Christian undergraduate students.
The Sorrows and Joys of Teaching Evolution at an Evangelical Christian University
Contrary to popular opinion, in my experience, most of the students who do come to accept the evidence for evolution feel closer to God, not further from Him.
How Science Led Me to A Deeper Faith
We as Christians cannot claim that the world belongs to God and at the same time distrust the systematic study of it.
Reflections on the “Non-Negotiable” God of the Road to Damascus
How often do we unnecessarily add things to our list of divine “non-negotiables"—things that are not required by the God who freely welcomes us into his family as a gift of grace?
Christians and Evolution: Christian Scholars Change Their Mind
Christian scientists and theologians explain their views on evolution.
True Scientists, True Faith
Twenty of the world’s leading scientists explain how their science enhances their faith and their faith undergirds their science.
What the New Pew Study Actually Reveals
The unaffiliated believe the conflict about science and religion to be mostly “out there,” while Evangelicals mostly believe the conflict is an in-house affair.
The Recipe For Creationism
How does social context affect what Americans believe about science and religion, especially in regards to human origins?
What Americans Think and Feel about Evolution
Only 8% of Americans are convinced creationists and only 4% are convinced atheistic evolutionists. The vast majority of Americans are not sure of their position and are open to a conversation.