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September 3, 2021

Stephen Meyer's New Book Makes the Case for a Theistic Perspective

The idea that science and religion are diametrically opposed fields of thinking is a modern idea. It's an idea that Stephen Meyer addresses head-on in his new book The Return of the God Hypothesis.

Meyer's book explores the rise of modern science, the scientific revolution of the 16th and 17th centuries, and how the Judeo-Christian influence in science faded from view during the 19th century with the arrival of Darwinian and Marxist theories. However, since the 1920s, three crucial discoveries have been made that reintroduce a theistic perspective of creation into the realm of science in an important way. 

God HypothesPeter Robinson (left) interviews Stephen Meyer (link below)The first discovery is that the universe has a beginning. The second is that the universe has been finely tuned for the possibility of life from the beginning. The third is that there have been huge bursts of information into our biosphere since the beginning of the universe. These discoveries have thrust the “God hypothesis” back into the conversation as a viable explanation for the creation of the universe, not only because they point to intelligent design, but also point to a “designing intelligence that has attributes theists have long ascribed to God like transcendence, intelligence, and activity in the created order.”

This video from the National Review takes a deep dive into the history of intelligent design, false assumptions that were made centuries ago about reality and logic as we see in our world, and how the scientific world is once again looking at the potential for intelligent design with plausibility and interest. 

Students at the top institutions in our nation today will soon be on the forefront of research, thinking, teaching, and leading the world with new scientific discoveries. Christian Union wants to meet these students in some of their most formative years with a Christian theology and faith that is as robust and rigorous as the courses they take. Our God is the Creator God, and more and more, the scientific world is uncovering evidence to support what Scripture has always told us to be true. Christian Union is discipling, teaching, and counseling the students who will make the next great discovery, prove the next impossible theorem, and change the world forever. 

Watch the video here.