We begin a John Templeton Grant funded, faith and science sermon series entitled, God's Body Language.
This message will explore the topic of interdependence (both in the body and in God’s nature!).
All images - Nunzio Paci, nunziopaci.it/ , used with permission.
“God said, “Let us make human beings in our image, to be like us...
So God created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.”
Genesis 1:26-27, NLT
“Microbiologist Michael Denton has pointed out that a single living cell is as well organized, complex, and technologically advanced as a metropolitan area the size of New York or London.”
Thomas Dubay, The Evidential Power of Beauty, p228
“All of you together are Christ’s body, and each of you is a part of it. God has put each part just where he wants it. How strange a body would be if it had only one part! Yes, there are many parts, but only one body.”
1 Corinthians 12:27, 18-20, NLT
“The general character of physical reality seems to correspond to a web-like character of interconnected integrity… Reality is relational”
Physicist John Polkinghorne, Science and the Trinity, p74,75
“I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one— I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.”
Jesus in John 17:22-23, NIV
“Each day our bones manufacture 1 billion red blood cells.”
Thomas Dubay, The Evidential Power of Beauty, p230
“Red blood cells feed the muscle cells of the heart, which in turn propels the red blood cells around the body”
Nathan Lau, Bow Valley College nursing instructor (and NHH member)
Pastor John Van Sloten