A great scientist died last week. Of course, I’m talking about Steven Hawking. When I saw this quote going around the Internet, I was thinking about all the things this remarkable man had to overcome with MND, and all the brilliant scientific discoveries he made, yet I just wanted to ask…so, where’s your hope? Continue reading
Beannachtaí na Féile Páraic oraibh!
(“St. Patrick’s Day blessings upon you!” in Gaelic)
I personally believe that the real conflict is not actually between science and faith, but between materialism and idealism. For some background of these ontologies, I briefly talked about these two views in “Christ, the Cosmic Mind, and Consciousness.” Classically, theists of all major religions have tended to hold an idealist form of ontology. More on that another time. Continue reading
If God exists, then science cannot replace God. Science exists because God exists. Where we got the notion that scientific advancement somehow replaces God comes from pagan idea of God that’s called the “god of the gaps.” I mentioned this in “Deconstructing the God of the gaps.” I will further elaborate here with the help of philosopher and theologian, David Bentley Hart. Continue reading
We’ve already looked at how evolutionary Naturalism gives us reason to doubt the reliability of human cognitive faculties to discover truth, And Naturalism’s close ontological cousin, Materialism, has also failed us. Continue reading
This is new song by Mack Brock called, “Greater Things” (you can get it here).
I love this song because I’m continually awestruck by how God has proven Himself faithful to me, over and over again, for over 40 years now. He walks through my walls, sustains me in my worst hell, and overwhelms me with His great joy. I have learned to trust His name (character, reputation). He is faithful to complete what He’s begun in me. But not according to my fickle-hearted, self-centered expectations, nor by what the world always promises but never delivers, but according to something much more transformational and glorious. It’s a firm foundation because Christ’s overcoming life is living in me, and I’m fighting the good fight of faith from victory, not for victory.
33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33 NIV, emphasis added)
Beloved, greater things are yet to come. He is faithful.