483: Faith, Science, and the Covid Vaccines with Francis Collins


Are faith and science irreconcilable belief systems? Not according to Dr. Francis Collins, the Director of the National Institutes of Health and founder of BioLogos. He talks with Phil about his journey from atheism to faith, his role in overseeing the country’s response to Covid-19, and why America’s culture war is literally killing people. Collins also explains why the Covid vaccines are safe and should be embraced by Christians as an answer to prayer.


Then, The Council for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood’s attack on a small Texas church backfires, leading to a conversation about God and gendered language. The editor of World Magazine leaves in protest as yet another evangelical institution takes a sharp turn to the right. Are we witnessing the final fury of a dying religious right? Plus, Phil was unknowingly on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert. And, a meaningless archeological discovery in Michigan.


News Segment:

November livestream details [3:41]

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Archaeological discovery in Michigan [5:21]

https://www.espn.com/espn/story/_/id/32486160/the-remarkable-story-man-found-162-bowling-balls-house


Phil on the Late Show [12:24]


Beth Allison Barr and our language for God [14:04]

“The Making of Biblical Womanhood” - https://amzn.to/3oSOVm3


https://www.holypost.com/post/episode-457-paul-power-patriarchy-with-beth-allison-barr


https://www.washingtonpost.com/religion/how-gods-pronouns-and-the-cbmw-might-save-beth-allison-barrs-church/2021/11/11/07320aae-4337-11ec-9404-50a28a88b9cd_story.html


Marvin Olasky and the struggle between evangelicals and fundamentalists [28:52]

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/14/business/world-magazine-marvin-olasky-trump.html


https://twitter.com/drantbradley/status/1460273263590916099


Interview with Francis Collins:


Interview Start [49:28]


“Language of God” book [52:20]

https://amzn.to/3qGHG2P


Response to objections after NIH nomination [55:19]


Science and faith conflicts [57:20]


COVID-19 responses and vaccines [1:00:05]


Legacy as a visible scientist of faith [1:07:23]


Culture wars and the pandemic [1:15:21]


Other resources mentioned:


Biologos: https://biologos.org


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