Science and Theology

Science and Theology

Exploration of how science and theology properly relate to each other.

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Creation ex nihilo: Theology and Science

The biblical doctrine of temporal creation ex nihilo has received strong scientific confirmation from post-relativistic physics. Two lines of evidence point to an absolute beginning of the universe: the expansion of the universe and the thermodynamics of the universe. In each case attempts to maintain a past-eternal universe have become increasingly difficult to defend.

Given the beginning of the universe, the question arises as to how the universe could have come into being. Attempts by some physicists to maintain that physics can explain the origin of the universe from nothing either trade on an equivocal use of the term “nothing” or else are guilty of philosophical faux pas. Supernatural creation ex nihilo is the better explanation.

The Scientific Kalam Cosmological Argument

In this lecture at Georgia Tech Dr. Craig focuses on the scientific evidence for the premises of the kalam cosmological argument for a Personal Creator of the universe.

The God Particle

Dr. Craig's article on the God particle

The Grand Design — Truth Or Fiction?

When it came to the creation of the Universe, God just wasn’t necessary. This is the conclusion renowned English physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking has made in his latest book with Leonard Mlodinow, The Grand Design. “It is not necessary to invoke God to light the blue touch paper and set the Universe going,” Hawking writes. According to Hawking, the big bang was a natural event that would have happened without the help or involvement of God. Thus, Hawking and Mlodinow’s new book has made a big bang among laypeople. But what about these authors’ conclusions? How accurate are they? William Lane Craig, noted Christian philosopher and theologian, responds to Hawking and Mlodinow’s new book.

Enrichment (Winter 2011), pp. 118-22.

The End of the World

What does science tell us about the way the universe will end and how does this relate to Christian views?

What is the Relation between Science and Religion

Examines several ways in which science and theology relate to each other.