God ‘in the brain’ and other misunderstandings of scientists

原刊於Christianity Today,2014年6月25日

Then there was the comment of Stephen Hawking a few years ago that science now left no role for God in the creation of the universe. Underlying this was the assumption that Christians just invoke God to explain things that can’t otherwise be accounted for.

But Christian doctrine does not point to a God whose existence can only be inferred from anything otherwise inexplicable – a “god of the gaps” who is rendered unnecessary as knowledge increases. On the contrary, classical Christian orthodoxy describes a God intimately involved with every aspect of the universe, and one who works mostly (if not always) through the regular laws of physics.