Monday, 7 September 2015

Scientific resources for the Christadelphian. Part 2 - The American Scientific Affiliation

Although it has only been in existence since 2007, the BioLogos Foundation has managed to make a considerable impact in the area of Christian apologetics. Founded by medical geneticist Francis Collins, former director of the Human Genome Project who left in 2009 to become the director of the National Institutes of Health, its goal is simple: to invite "the church and the world to see the harmony between science and biblical faith as we present an evolutionary understanding of God’s creation."

In the short amount of time it has existed, BioLogos has managed to create a considerable library of material written by recognised experts in Biblical scholarship, the life sciences, physical sciences, and earth sciences. The range of material is immense, covering areas such as:
  • The Age of the Earth
  • Biblical Authority
  • Genetics
  • Human Origins
  • The Problem of Evil
One of the BioLogos core commitments is their desire to "strive for humility and gracious dialogue with those who hold other views" and when one compares them with the brash dogmatism of the YEC organisations (AiG, CMI, ICR) and the Discovery Institute, it is readily apparent that they have more than achieved this goal. By their fruits ye shall know them. On this score, BioLogos certainly comes out a winner. It is definitely a place that should be consulted regularly and attentively by every Christadelphian looking for quality material.