refer to God’s self-revelation through the created order. Although it is a proclamation without speech, a voice without words, yet as a result of it all men to some degree “know God.” This assumed ability of man to read what God has written in the universe is extremely important. All scientific research depends upon it, upon a correspondence between the character of what is being investigated and the mind of the investigator. This correspondence is rationality. Man is able to comprehend the processes of nature. They are not mysterious. They are logically explicable in terms of cause and effect. Christians believe that this common rationality between man’s mind and observable phenomena is due to the Creator who has expressed his mind in both. As a result, in the astronomer Kepler’s famous words, men can “think God’s thoughts after him.” — Your Mind Matters, p.28
Do you agree? Can human beings think God’s thoughts after him? Is this the basis of science and possibly even the use of the mind in general? Is that how you approach decision making, research, teaching, and writing?
Note: For the next post in the series go to Your Mind Matters 3: The Mind in Christian Life.