Science and the Sacred

Science and the Sacred


Executive Director

Darrel Falk is Professor of Biology at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, where he has taught since 1988. His range of courses over the years has included senior capstone courses, honors seminars, and undergraduate courses including Vertebrate Physiology, Comparative Anatomy, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Developmental Biology, Cell Biology, General Biology, General Zoology, Vertebrate Biology, History and Philosophy of Biology, and his very favorite, Genetics.

Dr. Falk has also taught Sunday School in a seniors Bible class for many years, where he has grown into a much deeper love for the integrity and truth of Scripture. For most of the past 15 years he has also been a part of an ongoing weekly Theology/Science interdisciplinary discussion group at his university, where he has been privileged to be influenced by Christian colleagues from a broad range of disciplines.

All of Dr. Falk’s early work was in the growing field of Drosophila molecular and developmental genetics. He obtained his PhD from the University of Alberta, and did post-doctoral work at the University of British Columbia and the University of California, Irvine before taking up a faculty position at Syracuse University. Throughout his first eleven years as a faculty member, his research was funded almost continuously by the NIH and/or NSF. Desiring to focus on undergraduate teaching in a Christian college setting, and to think about biology more broadly than typically possible in a research university, he moved into Christian higher education 25 years ago.

Dr. Falk has given talks about the interface of science and faith at many universities and seminaries in the last several years. Dr. Falk is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Genetics Society of America, and the American Scientific Affiliation. He is the author of Coming to Peace with Science: Bridging the Worlds Between Faith and Biology (InterVarsity Press, Downer's Grove, Illinois, 2004).

A Rational Belief

posted by Darrel Falk

Source: finsbry / Flickr / All Rights reserved My granddaughter Sara is six years old. About six months ago, her mom called to tell me Sara wanted to talk about some theological concepts. She put Sara on the phone, and […]

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We're Moving
Science & the Sacred is moving to our new home on The BioLogos Foundation's Web site. Be sure to visit and bookmark our new location to stay up to date with the latest blogs from Karl Giberson, Darrel Falk, Pete Enns, and our various guests in the science-religion dialogue. We're inaugurating ou

posted 8:00:00am Dec. 11, 2009 | read full post »

Shiny Scales, Silvery Skins, and Evolution
  Source: Physorg.comIridescence -- a key component of certain makeup, paints, coatings of mirrors and lenses -- is also an important feature in the natural world. Both fish and spiders make use of periodic photonic systems, which scatter or reflect the light that passes against their scales or

posted 8:00:00am Dec. 09, 2009 | read full post »

A Stellar Advent Calendar
Looking for a unique way to mark the days of the Advent season? The Web site offers an Advent calendar composed of images from the Hubble Telescope, both old and new. Each day, from now until the celebration of the Nativity of Christ, the calendar will offer a beautiful image from the hea

posted 8:00:00am Dec. 09, 2009 | read full post »

Belief, Guidance, and Evolution
Recently BioLogos' Karl Giberson was interviewed by Marcio Campos for the Brazilian newspaper Gazeta do Povo's Tubo De Ensaio (i.e. "Test tube") section. What follows is a translated transcript of that interview, which we will be posting in three installments. Here is the first. Campos: Starting o

posted 8:00:00am Dec. 08, 2009 | read full post »

Let's Come at this From a Different Angle
Every Friday, "Science and the Sacred" features an essay from a guest voice in the science and religion dialogue. This week's guest entry was written by Peter Enns. Enns is an evangelical Christian scholar and author of several books and commentaries, including the popular Inspiration and Incarnatio

posted 8:00:00am Dec. 04, 2009 | read full post »

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