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The Math3ma Institute

By Elizabeth Prata

Great news! Gather ’round, dweebs, nerds, and geeks! The Math3ma Institute is live!

The Math3ma Institute is a research institute based at The Master’s University, “esteeming the voice of Christ in STEM through research, exposition, and dialogue”.

Pagans know that the world is created. I did when I was a heathen stomping about the world in my sin and going up and down upon it. It’s evident. Besides, my experience or opinion of this doesn’t count, not when the word of God tells us so:

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of people who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, 19because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them. 20For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, that is, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, being understood by what has been made, so that they are without excuse. (Romans 1:18-20).

After salvation, we glory in His creation and the orderliness of it all. We praise Him for it!

The heavens tell of the glory of God; And their expanse declares the work of His hands. (Psalm 19:1).

I love learning about God as Creator. I enjoy nature shows and science shows, but often have to steel myself for the inevitable lies that secular science, physics, and math documentaries spout, that evolution made humans or a big bang made the worlds emerge from nothing or the earth is so many billions of years old…

Carl Sagan belatedly and sadly knows the truth now…

So I got excited when I read the mission of the Math3ma Institute:

In light of this, the mission of The Math3ma Institute is to reclaim the glory of God in Christ by acknowledging His supremacy and preeminence as Creator, and in doing so to help students grow closer to the Lord by seeing more clearly His glory, His majesty, and His genius in creation. As we explore the scientific and mathematical landscapes, our love and admiration for Christ and our sense of wonder and amazement at His handiwork motivates our day-to-day research. This then drives our desire to share the complexities of our work with wide audiences with simplicity and clarity — we find great joy in discussing the beauty, order, precision, and sheer brilliance of the Creator. In short, we are here to esteem the voice of Christ.

If you want to enjoy STEM lectures with a Christian base, then please know that The Math3ma Institute has a public lecture series, here.

Aimed at a general audience, The Math3ma Institute Public Lectures are engaging and accessible talks by TMU faculty and colleagues on a wide range of topics in mathematics, engineering, science, and technology, all from a Biblical perspective. All lectures are free and open to the public and include time for discussion and dialogue with speakers and attendees. Additional information on current and upcoming Math3ma Institute Public Lectures can be found here: https://www.masters.edu/lectures.

In addition to the public lectures, they also offer a Journal and a blog, here.

REVEL in scientific knowledge that won’t make your stomach clench when you hear lies, won’t make your head spin with the deep blindness of the scientist, won’t make you upset at their constant learning but unable to come to knowledge of the truth.

In addition, the TheoTech Conference is another arm of the Math3ma Institute and the 2021 conference videos are available. Happily, Saturday, October 29 was the 2nd Annual conference! The theme is “Inerrancy, Electricity + Divine Power.” Topics and speakers were:

9am: Joey Kim: “Maxwell’s Magic“
10am: Jason Lisle: “Power of the Planets“
11am: Joe Francis: “Electromagnetic Life“
12pm: Grant Horner: “Zeus’ Thunderbolts“
2pm: Speaker Panel 1: Kim, Lisle, Francis, Horner
3pm: Monica Vroman: “The Breath of Life“
4pm: John Eickemeyer: “Classical, Quantum, Artificial Faith and Ungrounded Power“
5pm: Speaker Panel 2: Lisle, Vroman, Eickemeyer, MacArthur, Horner
6pm: John MacArthur: “Fire from Heaven“
The TMU chorale sang at 9am, 2pm, and 6pm (Pacific time)

I do not know if the sessions will be recorded live of when or if the sessions will be uploaded (last year’s were, so I’m hoping).

Anyway, just a couple of resources for you on the science and math front. These resources of the Math3ma Institute and TheoTech Conferences offering edification from a Christian perspective, so needed!

Further Resources

The Queen of Sciences: Reclaiming the Rightful Place of Theology and Creation. Video Lecture/Q&A with Dr. Abner Chou, who “surveys through the issues surrounding creation and argues that a realism of biblical authority and revelation establishes theology and creation as a necessary framework for science. It also will contend that the interpretation of Genesis 1–3 is clear and clearly historical as well as that the doctrine of creation is inextricably linked with the totality of Christian theology.”

His article on the subject is here

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