Author: Sabine Kortals

To believe or not to believe

“If I were able to watch [‘Wittenberg‘], I think Luther’s worldview would be the most convincing. For when you add you together design, purpose, information, meaning, and intelligence, the only logical inference is that these things—and more—point to a Designer of intelligence and purpose. In the end, nothing cannot produce something; and if my eyes serve me properly, there’s a lot of something in the world—just stroll the campus of the University of Colorado and you’ll see.”

I’m a person of routine, particularly when traveling. On a recent trip with my wife and son to Denver, Colorado I followed my normal course of affairs—museums, art galleries, bookstores, sports events, new restaurants, and the like. But while visiting the neighboring city of Boulder to take in Pearl Street, I decided to break routine and walk the campus of the University of Colorado, a beautiful site by any standard.

While strolling beneath the stone and brick lined buildings, I was drawn to the sound of jazz music, trumpet, bass, and drums, coming from the building that held the auditorium. As I peaked through a door to see the musicians, I noticed a program for the Colorado Shakespeare Festival lying next to the room. I grabbed it. As I flipped through the pages, I noticed a new play called Wittenberg. In the liner notes it stated, “To believe or not to believe? That is the question when Prince Hamlet, a dazed-and-confused senior at Wittenberg University, circa 1517, is caught in the crossfire between to giants of philosophy—and ego—the freethinking skeptic Dr. Faustus and the stuffy, guilt-ridden Martin Luther…Boulder playwright David Davalo’s ingenious mashup is equal parts…campus caper and metaphysical mind-trip.”

I was hooked and intrigued. How I wanted to attend! Yet other engagements would not allow it.

But what made the write up in the program more interesting is that I was reading philosopher and apologist Norman Geisler’s book on God’s existence entitled, “God: A Philosophical Argument From Being”…

…After the quick read of the festival program (words created with thought and meaning) and the free concert (improvisatory music of intention), I continued my walk around the campus, strolling past the library (containing vast amounts of books and information), beautiful trees and acres of grass (living things), and the architectural delights of the buildings (construction and design). It was a splendid stroll!

Read Brian Nixon’s full essay from Assist News Service. 

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