Everything that can exist, probably does exist. Everything.
That means our entire universe is only a tiny fragment of reality, just one space-time among an infinite number of others. Welcome to the “multiverse.”
Thus suggests the Many Worlds theory, an interpretation of quantum physics that is receiving serious consideration by prominent scientists. But faith—particularly Christian faith—hasn’t always had a great track record when it comes to embracing science’s ever-richer understandings of creation. If this theory holds water, what might that mean for the faithful? Can religion and science get along in the Many Worlds?
So many questions! Don’t panic. The Believer’s Guide to the Multiverse is one big “YES.” And though some have argued that Many Worlds means we have to say “NO” to God, pastor and science-lover David Williams gracefully guides all readers on a journey to seek meaning in this spectacular new vision of what God—yes, God!—hath wrought. He tackles our most fundamental life questions with wit and wisdom, compassion and creativity.
In a world where everything is possible, a guidebook is a very good thing to have.
In this space-time, David Williams is a bipedal hominid working for the Creator as a pastor in the Presbyterian Church (USA). Currently a doctoral student at Wesley Theological Seminary, he’s also driven forklifts, taught games of skill and chance in Colonial Williamsburg, and managed a major research grantmaking program at the Aspen Institute. He now serves a little church that is, like the TARDIS, much bigger on the inside. He likes his motorcycles dirty, his coffee strong, and his beers hoppy. David blogs at www.belovedspear.org and lives in Annandale, Virginia, with his wife and sons.