In The Standard Model Conversations, we film a conversation between a scientist and their pastor with the aim of showing what their relationship can look like and how they can benefit the wider church, including deeper engagement with both the Bible and Creation. This video, filmed at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Chapel Hill, NC, with Pastor Will Rose and epidemiologist Dr. Whitney Robinson is the first in the series.
While Christian theologians generally believe we are uniquely made in the image of God, few agree on the details of what it is that makes humans unique. The topic is rich and complex, requiring us to consider Scripture, theology and science. In an attempt to do this complexity justice, BioLogos has produced six podcast episodes on the imago Dei which at least provide a good opening to the conversation.
We have arrived at the final edition of 2021, which means it’s the time of year for staff picks!
I’ve put together the pieces that the Science for the Church team particularly enjoyed. You may have missed some of these, and that’s something we didn’t want to let happen.
Wheaton Professor John Walton’s The Lost World of Adam and Eve considers how reading Genesis 2 and 3 with consideration to the culture in which it was written can inform our understanding not only of the scriptural text itself but also how we interact with scientific knowledge about the origins of humans.
In his 2019 book, Joshua Swamidass offers a potential path to bring together both the findings of evolutionary science which point to humans arising as a population and a literal understanding of Adam and Eve as a biological couple specially created by God.