This is the sixth and final article in the series “What is Time.” In this article, I’ll discuss the timelessness of God and why God had to create time to allow for free will and moral choice. In the previous articles, I gave brief accounts of the philosophy of time, the neuropsychology of time, time’s arrow, entropy, time and the physics of relativity, and time and quantum mechanics.
In the 1995 Academy Award winning movie “Braveheart,” the main character, William Wallace, delivers a powerful speech to a group of men who are considering running away from battle:
The Magis Center is launching a new John Templeton Foundation funded campaign, “The Purposeful Universe. The campaign will be promoted to journalists, bloggers, and also on social media platforms through mid-December. Here is the text of the press release that went out yesterday.. Please forward to friends, family, colleagues, etc.
Christendom College Theology Chairman Dr. Matthew Tsakanikas has a new three-part article, “Cultivating Time for Eternity,” which is essential reading for anyone interested in big picture narratives.
Many years ago, a Jehovah’s Witness couple knocked on our door.
Professor John Lennox is an Oxford University Professor of Mathematics and renowned speaker on science, religion, and philosophy.
University of Notre Dame's Professor Carter Snead explains the secular versus Catholic view of the human person. Professor Snead answers questions such as "What is a person? and "What is the fundamental disagreement between the Catholic and secular view in social ethics?"
“What then is time? If no one asks me, I know what it is. If I wish to explain it to him who asks, I do not know.” -St. Augustine of Hippo, Confessions, Chapter 11
After an accusation was made against him during his confirmation process two years ago, Judge Brett Kavanaugh submitted his highly-detailed personal calendar from his high school days as exculpatory evidence. Some of his opponents noticed that “going to Mass” was not on his calendar—and that seemed an odd omission for a devout Catholic.
One of the modern narratives is that science has knocked the human person off its pedestal. We are no longer seen as the pinnacle of creation, more important than other animals and meant to rule over the rest of creation. In fact, the idea of our being “made in the image of God” should be set aside since it has been disproved by science.