How I Changed My Mind About Evolution: Evangelicals Reflect on Faith and Science
How I Changed My Mind About Evolution: Evangelicals Reflect on Faith and Science

How I Changed My Mind About Evolution: Evangelicals Reflect on Faith and Science

in BioLogos Books on Science and Christianity

by James K. A. Smith, Scot McKnight, Ken Fong, Deborah Haarsma, Tremper Longman III, Jeff Hardin, Stephen Ashley Blake, Francis S. Collins, Oliver D. Crisp, Jennifer Wiseman, John Ortberg, Dennis R. Venema, Praveen Sethupathy, Dorothy Boorse, J. B. Stump, Daniel M. Harrell, N. T. Wright, Justin L. Barrett, Denis O. Lamoureux, Laura Truax, Rodney J. Scott, Amos Yong, Richard Dahlstrom, Kathryn Applegate, and Richard J. Mouw

Pages 200
Publisher IVP Academic
Published 2016
ISBN-13 9780830852901
Perhaps no topic appears as potentially threatening to evangelicals as evolution. The very idea seems to exclude God from the creation the book of Genesis celebrates.

Yet many evangelicals have come to accept the conclusions of science while still holding to a vigorous belief in God and the Bible. How did they make this journey? How did they come to embrace both evolution and faith?

Here are stories from a community of people who love Jesus and honor the authority of the Bible, but who also agree with what science says about the cosmos, our planet and the life that so abundantly fills it.

  • Contents
  • Foreword by Deborah Haarsma
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction - Kathryn Applegate and J. B. (Jim) Stump
  • 1. From Culture Wars to Common Witness: A Pilgrimage on Faith and Science - James K. A. Smith
  • 2. Who?s Afraid of Science? - Scot McKnight
  • 3. The Inevitable Conclusion - Ken Fong
  • 4. Learning to Praise God for His Work in Evolution - Deborah Haarsma
  • 5. An Old Testament Professor Celebrates Creation - Tremper Longman III
  • 6. Embracing the Lord of Life - Jeff Hardin
  • 7. Peace - Stephen Ashley Blake
  • 8. Learning the Language of God - Francis S. Collins
  • 9. Faith, Truth and Mystery - Oliver D. Crisp
  • 10. Inspired by an Amazing Universe - Jennifer Wiseman
  • 11. Boiling Kettles and Remodeled Apes - John Ortberg
  • 12. From Intelligent Design to Evolutionary Creation - Dennis R. Venema
  • 13. A Scientist?s Journey to Reflective Christian Faith - Praveen Sethupathy
  • 14. A Fumbling Journey - Dorothy Boorse
  • 15. A Biblically Fulfilled Evolutionary Creationist - J. B. (Jim) Stump
  • 16. A True Read on Reality - Daniel M. Harrell
  • 17. A British Reflection on the Evolution Controversy in America - N. T. Wright
  • 18. Personal Evolution: Reconciling Evolutionary Science and Christianity - Justin L. Barrett
  • 19. The Evolution of an Evolutionary Creationist - Denis O. Lamoureux
  • 20. Learning from the Stars - Laura Truax
  • 21. So, Do You Believe in Evolution? - Rodney J. Scott
  • 22. The Spirit of an Evolving Creation: Surmisings of a Pentecostal Theologian - Amos Yong
  • 23. Two Books + Two Eyes = Four Necessities for Christian Witness - Richard Dahlstrom
  • 24. Finding Rest in Christ, Not in Easy Answers - Kathryn Applegate
  • 25. Safe Spaces - Richard J. Mouw
  • Notes

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