God and the Multiverse
February 28, 2022
Though it was at one time little more than an obscure scientific term, the multiverse has grown in cultural awareness in recent years. Recent scientific research hints that our universe may be part of a much bigger multiverse of imagination-staggering immensity—a prospect that has echoed in interesting ways throughout our society. From the widely successful Marvel superhero movies, which use alternate timelines and transdimensional travel as central plot devices, to the frontiers of theoretical physics and string theory, the idea of a multiverse has powerfully shaped our view of the world around us.
What are we to make of this dizzying potential reality, both as citizens of the twenty-first century and as Christians? Join us for our second annual Geneva Forum at Upper House as we welcome Dr. Deborah Haarsma, astronomer and president of BioLogos, who will lead us through a fascinating tour of the universe as it is currently understood. Dr. Haarsma will explore the spiritual as well as scientific implications of recent discoveries and model the continual bridgework to be done between Christian faith and modern science.
About the Speaker:
Deborah Haarsma is President of BioLogos, a position she has held since 2013. She is a frequent speaker on modern science and Christian faith at research universities and churches across the country. She is also a physicist and astronomer. Her books include Origins: Christian Perspectives on Creation, Evolution, and Intelligent Design (2011), co-authored with her husband, Loren Haarsma, and she has contributed to numerous edited volumes including Four Views on Creation, Evolution, and Design (2017) and Christ and the Created Order (2018). She is a lifelong member of the Christian Reformed Church.
The Geneva Forum at Upper House is an annual lecture that elevates deep Christian thinking and the life of the mind, hosted in partnership by Geneva Campus Church and Upper House.