Today’s Illuminare is going to sound crazy, and daring. But the essence of Illuminare is the faith-based exploration of boundaries of reason. So here we go.
What exactly is reality? It’s such a fundamental question even though it sounds blasé. It’s why philosophers, scientists and theologians have tackled the question over millennia. Even Apostle Paul did. What if we’re players in an augmented virtual reality program? Some scientists believe we are. It’s actually not a crazy notion. From a conceptual perspective[…]
God creates by making pronouncements. There’s an energy in his word that initiates a deployment sequence culminating in the imagined output. Genesis 1:3, Isaiah 55:11. It is fitting therefore that the creative agency of the Godhead be called Word. That’s Jesus by the way. John 1:1-4. We’re told he has “life” in him. In other[…]
Here I am sitting against the headboard of my bed early this morning, the muffled whimper of darkness all around me as I ruminated this existence called life. I am wondering, pondering the existence of God.
In The Beginning (Part 2) – another free chapter from The Genesis Project, a new book by Leke Alder. Last week we began discussion on how the Universe came into being. We touched on time, timelessness, dimensions and dimensional limitations. Today, we’ll be looking at the concluding part by examining the dimensions of God –[…]
In The Beginning – another free chapter from The Genesis Project, a new book by Leke Alder. The Universe and everything we see is made up of matter. Matter did not exist before the beginning of time. It was created “in the beginning.” If you are a frequent traveller like I am, you may have[…]
About the age of ten, my cousin who had just secured employment in an electronics trading company gave me an invaluable present. She gave me a beautiful compact radio about the size of a fairly large phone today. The front panel was yellow while the back was black. It was wrapped in cellophane inside a[…]
That is a very, very big theological question. But as you’ll see it’s also a scientific and philosophical question too. The simple and straightforward theological answer is, you won’t be alive to ask that question if God didn’t exist. But we seem to be getting ahead of ourselves, let’s back up a little. —— One[…]
What if Adam and Eve had repented? Could the curse have been reversed one might ask, after all God is merciful? But the issues in the Eden Scandal were very complex. So many legal and constitutional issues thrown up. The resolution would prove tough even for God and it would take millennia. But we seem[…]
What if Satan was not created? Well, it’s tempting to say we’ll all breathe a sigh of relief, after all there’ll be no more temptations. But that won’t be true and the reason is because we won’t know any different. If Satan wasn’t created, we won’t know what being tempted by Satan is. But we[…]
Did God create the Universe in one week? Err…the answer is no! Not that he can’t or couldn’t have. But he chose not to. To the atheist, of course the story of a seven-day creation is proof the Bible is a myth. And “myth” is the new buzzword, the new catchphrase. And so you hear[…]