Rapid developments in science sometimes create theological questions, particularly as science relates to evolution. As a denominational University, Olivet’s stance on theistic evolution is congruent with that of the Church of the Nazarene.
The following documents describe the position of the University and Church on theistic evolution, the authority of Scripture and the role of science in revealing truth.
Church of the Nazarene Manual Statement 903.8: Creation
Church of the Nazarene Article of Faith IV: The Holy Scriptures
Joint statement, Department of Biological Sciences and the School of Theology and Christian Ministry
“God’s Divine Design” – Chapel address by Dr. John C. Bowling, January 11, 2006 (Transcript)
We affirm the value of science as a way of exploring the revelation of the Creator God in nature.