The BioLogos Foundation

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The BioLogos Foundation
Biologos foundation logo with dove.jpg
Legal statusNon-profit
Purpose"BioLogos invites the church and the world to see the harmony between science and biblical faith as we present an evolutionary understanding of God's creation."[1]
HeadquartersGrand Rapids, MI, United States
Deborah Haarsma

The BioLogos Foundation is a Christian advocacy group established by Francis Collins in 2007.

BioLogos affirms evolutionary creation as a core commitment.[2][3] At its 2019 conference held in Baltimore, Collins made the opening speech presenting his message that "The world needs to hear the synthesis of science and faith is possible."[4]


Founder Francis Collins, former leader of the Human Genome Project and current director of the National Institutes of Health

The foundation has been led by the following presidents:

  • Francis Collins (foundation 2007 – 16 August 2009; resigned to become 16th director of the National Institutes of Health)
  • Darrel Falk (16 August 2009 – January 2013)
  • Deborah Haarsma (January 2013 – present)


The BioLogos Foundation has drawn criticism from both creationists and atheists. In response to a Time Magazine article about the foundation,[5] Jerry Coyne, a professor of biology at the University of Chicago and outspoken anti-theist, calls the foundation the "latest endeavor to forcibly marry science and faith" and "embarrassing in its single-minded fervor to prove that conservative Christianity and evolution are really good buddies."[6]

BioLogos has also received praise and positive responses. Supporters of The BioLogos Foundation include Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker, who claims the foundation's goal of "helping fundamentalists evolve can only be good for civilization."[7]


  1. ^ BioLogos website background page
  2. ^ "About BioLogos". BioLogos. 18 February 2019. Retrieved 28 April 2019.
  3. ^ Kramer, Brad (30 November 2015). "5 Common Objections to Evolutionary Creationism - Articles". BioLogos. Retrieved 28 April 2019.
  4. ^ Collins, Francis; Ortberg, John; Gonzalez, Justo L.; Connor; Lindroth, Richard; Sollereder, Bethany; Hardin, Jeff; Merritt, Jonathan; Mouw, Richard; Collins, Francis (18 April 2019). "2019 BioLogos Conference". BioLogos. Retrieved 28 April 2019.
  5. ^ Time Magazine piece
  6. ^ Coyne, Jerry (April 29, 2009). "Shoot me now: Francis Collins's new supernaturalist website". Why Evolution is True. Retrieved 2009-04-18.
  7. ^ Parker, Kathleen (May 10, 2009). "An Evolution for Evangelicals". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2009-04-18.