I Believe In God the Father Almighty


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Length: 45:23
Size: 25 MB
Format MP3
Speaker: Glen Davis – 4/28/2004
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“I believe in God the Father almighty…”

So begins the Apostles’ Creed–one of the earliest expressions of the Christian faith.

How likely is it that such a being exists–one to whom the labels “father” and “almighty” can equally apply?

In this message, the ancient and the modern blend as we bring Bayesian analysis to bear on this classic formulation of the Christian faith.

Yup–that’s right. Bayesian analysis. We’re talking about calculating the probability of God.

If you’d like to play along, we’ve put together an Excel spreadsheet so you can twiddle with the data and create your own analysis of the likelihood of God’s existence.

I should mention that this talk was inspired by Stephen Unwin’s book The Probability of God. If you’d like to learn more, you can read an excellent interview with the author on BlogCritics.