Visiting Scholar (2017–18)
Ph.D., Boston University
M.A., Northern Illinois University
Jim Stump is a Visiting Scholar at the Center for spring of 2018. He did his undergraduate work in Science Education, and then went on to complete a Masters (Northern Illinois University) and Ph.D. (Boston University) in philosophy. He taught philosophy at Bethel College (Indiana) for many years before leaving to work for BioLogos–the non-profit organization founded by Francis Collins to help Christians come to terms with contemporary science. There he is the Senior Editor and responsible for producing and curating resources for the website and print materials. In that role, he has edited and contributed to several books for a general audience: How I Changed My Mind About Evolution (InterVarsity Press 2016), Old Earth or Evolutionary Creation? (InterVarsity 2017), and Four Views on Creation, Evolution, and Intelligent Design (Zondervan 2017).
In his scholarly work, Jim has edited The Blackwell Companion to Science and Christianity (Wiley-Blackwell 2012) and has written a textbook entitled Science and Christianity: An Introduction to the Issues (Wiley-Blackwell 2017). He is now working on a monograph that grapples with the implications of understanding science and religion as different (but overlapping) discourses which are perspectival representations of reality.