Evolution is the primary example of the conflict thesis between religion and science. But The Clergy Letter Project has over 15,500 (as of August 2021) signatures of clergy on a statement that suggests “evolutionary theory [is] a core component of human knowledge, fully harmonious with religious faith.”
To determine if science is in conflict with the creation narrative in Genesis, we have to first understand the creation narrative. This 7-minute video on Genesis 1 from the Bible Project is a good place to start.
Biologist and Professor Darrel Falk’s central aim in this book is to consider the question, “Is a thoroughly Christian and biblically-informed doctrine of creation compatible with widely held conclusions of modern science, especially biology?”
Each week, we share a few links that we believe will help you better understand a particular theme and engage with it in your ministry. Normally, we direct you to short-form material. We know most of you have too many places to go to dedicate more than 5, maybe 10 minutes on a link. But we hope that the arrival of summer means some time for books, longer videos, or full length podcasts.
In his book, renowned scientist and Templeton Prize winner Francis Collins tells his own story of the encounter between faith and science.