Nazarenes Exploring Evolution seeks a plausible scientific and theological creation account for the Church of the Nazarene. It seeks this by engaging Nazarene leaders, scientists, Bible scholars, pastors, theologians, and laity. The Bible plays a central role in this project, but science, theology, practical experience, congregational life, and philosophy also contribute.
The project promotes exploring the possible compatibility of evolutionary theory and Christian faith. Some project participants already believe evolution—rightly understood—is compatible with the Wesleyan-holiness theology of the denomination. Others are open to this possibility but are not yet sure. All invited participants want kind, calm, and informed conversation.
In addition to posting 60-70 essays exploring evolution on this website, the Nazarenes Exploring Evolution project joins the Wesleyan Center at Point Loma Nazarene University for a conference on science and faith, January 23-25, 2014. Scholars, pastors, leaders, and others are invited. Experts on the relationship between science and theology – e.g., Rick Colling, Darrel Falk, Karl Giberson, Michael Lodahl, Thomas Jay Oord – will serve as keynote participants.
This project was made possible through the support of a grant from The BioLogos Foundation's Evolution and Christian Faith program. The opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of BioLogos.