C. John Collins

Fellow, Center for Science and Culture

Jack Collins is Professor of Old Testament at Covenant Theological Seminary in St Louis, Missouri. With degrees from MIT (SB, SM) and the University of Liverpool (PhD), he has been a research engineer, a church-planter, and, since 1993, a teacher. In addition to his early focus on Hebrew and Greek grammar, he also studies science and faith, how the New Testament uses the Old, and Biblical theology. He was Old Testament Chairman for the English Standard Version of the Bible, and is author of Science and Faith: Friends or Foes?, Did Adam and Eve Really Exist?: Who They Were and Why You Should Care, and Reading Genesis Well: Navigating History, Poetry, Science, and Truth in Genesis 1–11 (2018). He is currently writing commentaries on Numbers, Psalms, and Isaiah. During the 2016-17 academic year, he was a Senior Research Fellow at the Carl Henry Center for Theological Understanding of Trinity International University. He and his wife have been married since 1979, and have two grown children.

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Science and Faith

Friends or Foes?
Collins defines faith and science, shows their relation, and explains what claims each has concerning truth. He applies the biblical teaching on creation to the topics of "conflict" between faith and science, including the age of the earth, evolution, and miracles.