Personal

My wife, Kate, is staff with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship at Harvey Mudd, Scripps, and Claremont McKenna. Her goal is to help students know and love God. We are also proud parents of Nate, Isabella, and Diego. Here is a picture of the five of us in November 2010:

The Vosburgs

InterVarsity
InterVarsity grad/faculty ministries
Emerging Scholars Network
The Veritas Forum

Here’s a link to a Veritas Forum talk I gave in 2009 at Pomona College on “Faith and Science: Can Both Be True?” Also at that link is a 2-page handout from a talk on “God and Science” I gave at Pomona in 2012.

The BioLogos Foundation

From the Dust: Conversations in Creation

Recommended Books

“Yet the making of things is in my heart from my own making by thee; and the child of little understanding that makes a play of the deeds of his father may do so without thought of mockery, but because he is the son of his father.”

— Aulë to Ilúvatar, J. R. R. Tolkien, The Silmarillion (1977), p. 43

“…for a scientist who occasionally is given the remarkable privilege of discovering something not previously known by man, there is a special kind of joy associated with such flashes of insight. Having perceived a glimmer of scientific truth, I find at once both a sense of satisfaction and a longing to understand some even greater Truth. In such a moment, science becomes more than a process of discovery. It transports the scientist into an experience that defies a completely naturalistic explanation.”

— Francis Collins, The Language of God (2006), p. 36

“If evolution is a correct description of how life emerged and developed on earth, denying it doesn’t make it false, any more than denying God renders him nonexistent. Moreover, if the evidence for evolution is accurate, as science attests, and nature bears witness to the handiwork of God, then rejecting evolution becomes, in effect, a rejection of God. This is my worry. More than worrying that evolution jeopardizes Christian faith, I worry that rejecting evolution truncates Christian faith. Again, for faith to matter, it needs to correspond to the way things actually are, rather than how I want things to be.”

— Daniel Harrell, Nature’s Witness: How Evolution Can Inspire Faith (2008), p. 132