Faith and Evolution Questions, Debates, and Resources

Theistic Evolution

Theistic Evolution

Theistic Evolution

Theistic evolution is the effort to reconcile Darwin’s theory of undirected evolution with belief in God. The term covers a wide array of different approaches and views. For Christians, mainstream theistic evolution raises challenges to traditional doctrines about God’s providence, the Fall, and the detectability of God’s design in nature. Explore the compatibility of theistic evolution with traditional theism by using the links below.

Questions about Theistic Evolution

What is theistic evolution?

According to theistic evolution, did God direct evolution and know its outcome?

According to theistic evolution, were human beings created originally good?

According to theistic evolution, is design in nature detectable?

How prevalent is theistic evolution in the scientific community?

Resources for Churches



Videos and DVDs


Reviews of The Language of God by Francis S. Collins

Francis Collins on Squared Circles

Loss of Function in Stickleback Fish = Loss of Another Argument for Francis Collins

Barking up the Wrong Tree: Theistic Evolution and the Evidence for Common Ancestry

Naturalism’s Argument from Invincible Ignorance: A Response to Howard Van Till

Teleological Evolution: The Difference it Doesn’t Make

Darwin Day and the New Campaign to Inject Religion into Public Schools


Darwin’s God: Evolution and the Problem of Evil

Three Views on Creation and Evolution

Science and Faith: Friends or Foes?


AUDIO: Dr. Jonathan Wells on Francis Collins’ The Language of God