Prayer Through Creation - Ignatian elements
Marvels of Creation
Here you will find a collection of some of the most astonishing marvels of creation with the precise cosmic fine tuning necessary to generate and sustain
The Thumbprint of God
The wonder of the universe is a specially fertile place to discover the thumprint of God since it precedes human history and goes back to the very creation event itself. Recent discoveries in astronomy and cosmology are especially remarkable in that they reveal more than just the omnipotence and omniscience of God. They begin to reveal a creator who cares about His children down to the finest detail (Luke 12:7) and prepares everything in advance for their arrival, as a good parent would do for a coming newborn. We are those children, created in his image and likeness
Science is Part of God's revelation
Science is God's revelation to humankind not a counterargument. In these times
, scientific discoveries are revealing more and more of these marvels of creation especially in astronomy, physics and the life sciences . It takes a reasonable person and a good scientist to be willing to see all of the data, even that which cannot be explained. As we discover more of God's creative artistry on Earth and in deep space we come to the astonishing realization that He ordered
Something to Lift Your Heart
This site is not intended as an exhaustive presentation of fine tuning in creation on which there are already many excellent resources. Nor is it an effort to refute the agenda of the New Atheism and to convince doubters of the existence of God. "For those who believe, no proof is necessary. For those who don’t believe, no proof is possible". Instead, it is a collection of discoveries presented in an easily readable way, to bring you a sense of wonderment and to learn something more of the personal love of God for you through His care, as revealed in creation. I pray you will find these elements of Ignatian spirituality helpful to you, and that they provide something for you to ponder on you journey so that you may come away refreshed with a renewed and lightened heart. The human heart is created for beauty and wonderment as part of the deeper desire for God. Before the marvels of creation we can only adore and give thanks if we respond in the most authentically human way.
These creation discoveries are presented under four categories in the fine tuning of nature - the solar system and earth, the galaxy, the universe, and the four forces of nature.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God; all things were made through him, and without him was not anything made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. ...The true light that enlightens every man was coming into the world. 10 He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world knew him not. He came to his own home, and his own people received him not. But to all who received him, who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God; who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God. And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth; we have beheld his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father.
How the Solar system is tuned to the finest detail to support life on earth. Life becomes impossible if the smallest detail is omitted. The improbability is incalculably vast without intentional design.
How our galaxy is tuned in immeasurably fine detail to support life on earth and to provide us with a panoramic view of the entire cosmos.
Amazing facts which show how the Cosmos is fine tuned from the moment of creation for the emergence of life on earth.
The four forces of nature are fine tuned to unimaginable precision necessary for the cosmos to exist as it does and support life. Fine tuning on the subatomic scale corresponds perfectly with the the enormity of the observable universe.