Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Commentary: Jesus Holds It Together

Today's post at Paul's Ponderings:

{Colossians 1:17; ESV} 
And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 

One of the books I am reading is the anthology, Contending with Christianity’s Critics, edited by William Lane Craig and Paul Copan. I have read the book before, but this time I wanted to do it with highlighter in hand so I could better digest the book.

The second essay in the book is written by James D. Sinclair and is entitled At Home in the Multiverse? which is a response to the suggestion that the universe we live in is just one of many different universes. If that is the case we shouldn’t be surprised that our universe is fine-tuned for life, and therefore we do not need to postulate God as an explanation for life.

Part of the problem of reading books like this is that I don’t have the background to understand, let alone evaluate, the arguments. Much of the time I feel lost as I try to figure out what is being said. On the one hand this is good because it is a workout for my brain. On the other hand it is dangerous because I can misunderstand an argument and think it says something that it actually does not.

It is into this dangerous ground that I now tread. I fully realize that what follows might be a misrepresentation of what was written and that I may have missed the point, but this point struck me in such a way that I thought I needed to share it. If I understand it correctly then our universe is precisely the type of universe we should expect.

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