an audio interview with Deborah Haarsma
In this Omega Center interview Brie Stoner invites BioLogos President Deborah Haarsma to share her work, perspectives, and passion on a range of topics, including how we can engage in fruitful and open dialogue with Christians who differ in their approach and beliefs of an evolutionary universe. As their conversation unfolds Dr. Haarsma highlights some of the concerns that conservative Christians report in accepting a scientific worldview, and how we might bridge the views held within a traditional faith perspective and an evidence-based approach.
LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW HERE (~ 36 minutes):
DOWNLOAD AUDIO MP3 HERE (Chrome, Safari, IE, and other browsers right-click & save to download)
RESOURCES REFERENCED IN THIS CONVERSATION:
BioLogos is a website, blog, and educational source that invites the church and the world to see the harmony between science and biblical faith within an evolutionary understanding of God’s creation.
Science vs. Religion: What Scientists Really Think, by Elaine Howard Ecklund
The Man Born to Be King, by Dorothy Sayers
Deborah Haarsma serves as the President of BioLogos, and has previously served as professor and chair in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Gifted in interpreting complex scientific topics for lay audiences, Dr. Haarsma speaks to churches, colleges, and schools about the relationships between science and Christian faith. She is co-author of Origins: Christian Perspectives on Creation, Evolution, and Intelligent Design (2011, 2007), a book presenting the agreements and disagreements of Christians regarding the history of life and the universe. She also co-edited Delight in Creation: Scientists Share Their Work with the Church (2012), an anthology of essays by Christian biologists, astronomers, mathematicians, and other scientists. You can find her blogs here.
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Reading for an evolutionary age
As you engage with the Omega Center content we encourage you to review Ilia Delio’s instruction: READING FOR AN EVOLUTIONARY AGE: OMEGA LECTIO DIVINA.
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