Over at the BioLogos home page you’ll see an ad at the top (patience: it’s one of the ads that changes as you watch) for a series of symposia called—I can hardly bear to type this— “The Vibrant Dance of Faith and Science.” The topic of first the meeting, to be held in Austin, Texas in October, is “How Science Supports Christianity and How Christianity Explains Science.” You’d think that, given the title and the fact that BioLogos (itself sponsored by the Templeton Foundation) is one of the groups paying for the meeting, the conference would be accommodationist, showing the faithful how they could harmonize their faith with the facts of science.
No chance. Two of the other sponsors of this symposium are the Discovery Institute and Hugh Ross’s Reasons to Believe. The Discovery Institute, of course, is the nerve center for Intelligent Design in America, and Hugh Ross is an young old-earth creationist. The speakers in the symposium include, besides BioLogos president Darrel Falk, Hugh Ross, Stephen Meyer of the Discovery Institute, Dinesh D’Souza, and several other people who look suspiciously like creationists.
Now as far as I know BioLogos professes to be anti-creationist and anti-ID. They claim to fully accept the findings of science, which, last time I looked, supported evolution. Why the bloody hell are they sponsoring a meeting that includes creationist speakers yet tries show the mutually supportive interactions between science and faith?