Can Christians with a high view of scripture accept the biological theory of evolution? These authors respond with a resounding, “Yes!” As Todd Wilson, co-founder and president of the Center for Pastor Theologians, commented, “The authors guide us through a complex thicket of issues—biological, theological, biblical, and pastoral—with both wisdom and grace.”
Love is, however, the language of God, even God’s very own essence. It should be the language (and work) of the church. This week I want to consider the intersection of human evolution, the Bible, and love to see what the Book of Nature has to offer the church.
When people think about evolution, what often comes to mind is randomness and chance. Certainly there are aspects of the evolutionary process that are random, but that’s not the whole story.
“New discoveries about the phenomenon known to evolutionary theorists as ‘cooperation’ give us fresh reasons to regard evolutionary theory and classic Christian theism as entirely compatible, indeed richly and convincingly so.”
In this 8-minute video, Catholic biologist Dan Kuebler makes a case for purpose in biology. He describes how chance and order work in the process of convergence which for him suggests a fundamental purpose in nature.