Discoveries in QP have fundamentally changed our perception of reality. How does our heightened understanding of the innermost workings of the universe affect our belief in God, our understanding of Jesus and his purpose, our identity as individuals, our concept of community, and the purpose and relevance of religion in general?
Quantum entanglement, the discovery that atoms are paired together in a way that bends time and space, has phenomenal implications for people of faith. Humans are atomic creatures. We are interconnected in a more profound way than we once knew: at a sub-molecular level, in the core of our being. My theological thoughts on quantum entanglement are here and here.
QP and The Nature of God
Here is an excellent, if concise, summary of the pros and cons of several different “theories of everything” being debated.
Here are a few posts about the spiritual implications of quantum theory, and some useful language if you’re interested in using quantum physics in your church:
QP and The Nature of Realities/God as Multi-Dimensional Consciousness
IBM RESEARCH | FLICKR The subjective nature of “truth” and “reality” are discussions for which every postmodern pastor, preacher, or faith professional must be prepared. The postmodern mindset is one of continual incredulousness. Is there objective truth in a world that science implies is entirely subjective? https://www.technologyreview.com/s/613092/a-quantum-experiment-suggests-theres-no-such-thing-as-objective-reality/
What if time—and the universe—had no beginning? https://www.forbes.com/sites/startswithabang/2019/06/07/does-time-have-a-beginning/#4e67037b513b
If time is essentially a construct of our conscious minds, perhaps the entirety of reality is as well (when you read this article, also consider that perhaps God is the conscious observer): https://dailygalaxy.com/2019/07/a-smoky-dragon-the-cosmos-is-a-participatory-universe-weekend-feature/
This book review is an excellent summary of Becker’s analysis of competing quantum physics theories, including the conscious observer theory above, and the many-worlds theory popularized by the Marvel universe (among others): https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/08/books/review/adam-becker-what-is-real.html
Here are some blog posts that apply discoveries in QP to Christian ideologies.
A fascinating article about the quantum ideas Jesus’ resurrection evokes, by an MIT professor of nuclear science and engineering: http://www.veritas.org/can-scientist-believe-resurrection-three-hypotheses/
These articles and blog posts help postmodern Christians understand the theological implications of QP.
QP and Prayer
For anyone who ever wondered if prayer is worthwhile, the revelations of string theory and entanglement should be convincing evidence. If we are entangled on a sub-molecular level, and if God is the resonator of our sub-molecular being, then when we pray or meditate, we are very much affecting the flow of energy in the universe. Prayer tunes us into the frequency of God, out of which all things are sustained. A fine take on the implications of quantum entanglement for prayer: http://countrysideucc.org/mediacast/the-way-of-jesus-a-journey-through-luke-part-13-quantum-prayer/