Upcoming Lecture Events

Reasons to Believe
Austin Chapter September Meeting

“Who’s Afraid of the Multiverse?”

Is the multiverse hypothesis science fiction, a plausible alternative to a God-created universe, or maybe even consistent with scripture? In this talk, I use Dr. Jeff Zweerink’s booklet as a launching point to review the history of the multiverse, the different multiverse models, the scientific nature of the multiverse, and how the multiverse hypothesis may or may not fit in with scripture. Whatever you think of its validity, Christians should have a basic understanding of this increasingly mainstream idea which is often presented as a viable alternative to a purposeful creation.

Longhorns for Christ Building
1909 University Ave.
Austin, TX 78705

Saturday, September 13
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Free and open to the public

 

Ratio Christi
Defending the Faith — in Turbulent Times

“How did God create the world in six days? A scientist’s perspective”

This event is designed to help prepare you to make a defense for the Word in turbulent times.

  • How can we reconcile Christianity and science?
  • Does scripture tell us that we are in a battle of ideas?
  • How can we have a good God when there is so much evil?
  • Are ancient texts really reliable?
  • If God’s not dead, why does the university think He is?
  • Can we defend the faith and still tell the Good News?

Some of the leading Christian thinkers of our time are making a case for the Christ. Join defenders of the faith, Clay Jones, J. Warner Wallace, Sarah Salviander, Dan Wallace and more for accessible apologetics training and discover practical ways to defend your faith with confidence.

Austin Ridge Bible Church
9300 Bee Cave Rd
Austin, TX 78733

Friday, September 26 – Saturday, September 27
Various times
Registration required

5 thoughts on “Upcoming Lecture Events

  1. “a plausible alternative to a God-created universe”

    No, all that does is push the contingently caused event up a stack level. It can’t be turtles all the way up, either. Some non-contingent event had to be the First Cause, but because that speaks of just an abstract hint of God, it’s off to the races with even more multi-verses.

  2. Dr. Zweerink’s booklet? No, I have not.
    I would attend Dr. Salviander’s lecture if I lived nearby, but unfortunately I do not.

  3. Russell, yes, those who propose the multiverse as an alternative to a God-created universe have just pushed things back a level and say, “okay, we’re good now.” I find that people with this mindset often stop in the chain of logic at the point where they’re comfortable and don’t pursue it to the end.

  4. My experience has been people that think like that also classify God as a being among other beings, like Bertrand Russell’s celestial tea-pot, and act like that’s a devastating line of attack. It’s not, because God isn’t a tea-pot, celestial or otherwise. He’s non-contingent, which makes Him profoundly different than any other material, contingent thing.

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