In his book A Brief History of Time, Stephen Hawking put the question: What is it that breathes fire into the equations and makes a universe for them to describe?
Along with Christians around the world, I joyfully answer that the One who breathes fire into the equations is a man who lived in poverty in an obscure province of the Roman empire two thousand years ago: Jesus, `in whom all things hold together’, and whom I acknowledge as my Lord.
How can this be? You will find many useful resources to explore this question (as well as a whole lot of nonsense, unfortunately). One book that helped me when I was first thinking about the Christian faith is Basic Christianity, by John Stott, a short and pithy introduction which has never been out of print since it was first published in 1958.
Some of my own musings about faith and grace and the love and judgment of God in Jesus can be found by following the links below.
Links hosted here, at “sites.psu.edu”
- Only those who know geometry are allowed in, sermon from 1996 at Jesus College, Oxford.
Links hosted at “Points of Inflection”
- Thy Word is Truth
- Waiting close
- Manifesto, part II
- Transforming (book review)
- Ezer Kenegdo
- Bother, said Pooh
- A Long Silence
Links hosted at “receivingme.net”