School of Science, Technology, and Health
Seeing Christ in Creation
Learn scientific explanations for how the universe displays Christ's lordship over creation
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Overview

“Seeing Christ in Creation” provides an in-depth scientific and biblical look at the implications of the verse: “For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible…all things were created through him and for him” (Colossians 1:16).  If Jesus is the one for whom and by whom all things exist, we should expect that the created universe carries the imprint of Christ as Creator.

In the following lectures, we will investigate:

  • How creation acknowledges the Lordship of Jesus.
  • How 11 of Jesus’ attributes are woven into the fabric of creation.
  • How creation serves as a setting for God’s redemptive story.
  • How we can appropriately respond to the Lordship of Jesus over creation

By gaining a deeper understanding of nature as the handiwork and the servant of Jesus Christ, we can grow in our trust in his sovereignty and our worship of his majesty as revealed in the nature and the Word.

This course, which features the teachings of Dr. Eric Hedin, Professor of Physics & Astronomy at Biola University, will provide you with a new and deeper appreciation of the image of Christ in creation.  The six lessons and guided reflections will help lead you to richer, more informed worship of Christ in light of his lordship over the natural world.

Note: There is also a Small Group Curriculum for this course including videos and a downloadable participant's guide for use in an in-person small group. 

What You Earn
What People Are Saying

This course has helped me to take a better stand for the faith, within the realm of apologetics. To see created things, this earth and natures order in a different light. It just made God that much more overwhelming to me. Thank you for providing this course within the Biola LEARN programming. (David G.)

Instructor
Eric Hedin
School of Science, Technology, and Health

About the Course Author

Dr. Eric Hedin’s passion in teaching explores the topics of physics and astronomy in a way that highlights the harmony and design of nature. Hedin’s teaching highlights how the laws of physics work together in remarkable concert to provide a universe that not only allows the existence of life, but also invites discovery of the hidden wisdom of its Creator. With more than 20 years of teaching experience in public and Christian higher education, Hedin desires to engage students with the wonder and satisfaction of understanding the depths and boundaries of science.

As a physics professor, Hedin has engaged university students in research projects ranging from nanoscience to cosmology, and fusion energy to wind power. Hedin’s primary focus of ongoing research is within the field of computational nano-electronics. Additional areas of research experience include higher-dimensional physics, fusion plasma physics, integrated optics, and wind power feasibility studies. Hedin has published his research work in more than 60 peer-reviewed articles, essays, and book chapters.

About the Course Provider

The world needs more thoughtful, ethical science and health care professionals. Curious, capable Christians who are equipped to incorporate their worldview into their careers and help humanity thrive. Ready to crack codes, pioneer discoveries and cure diseases. To discover the vast common ground where our faith and science flourish together.

At Biola University’s School of Science, Technology and Health, we provide you with a powerful education that prepares you for some of the most in-demand careers of today and tomorrow. We see science as a vital way of knowing and serving God better. With our cutting-edge equipment, expert faculty and ideal location near Los Angeles in Southern California — a hub for innovation and opportunity — Biola is a leading choice for a new generation of leaders in the sciences.

Learn about academic programs at Biola’s School of Science, Technology and Health

Syllabus

Course Introduction
Video
You can expect that nature exhibits qualities...
Overview
Introduction
Video
Christ's Spiritual Authority
Video
Nature Glorifies Jesus
Video
Christ's Authority
Reflection
What Scripture Says about Christ's Authority
Reflection
Downloadable Lecture Notes
Misc
Since the universe was created through Christ...
Overview
Jesus is the Word of God
Video
The Universe is Comprehensible
Video
Jesus is Infinite
Video
Jesus is Eternal and Unchanging
Video
Attributes of Christ
Reflection
God loves His Son and brought about a “lavish”...
Overview
Jesus is the Delight of the Father's Eyes
Video
Jesus is Wisdom and Life
Video
Jesus is Light
Video
God's Love
Reflection
Jesus pointed to the natural world (birds...
Overview
Jesus is Love
Video
Nature's Laws Allow Freedom
Video
Jesus is the Righteous Judge
Video
God's Providence
Reflection
God’s word and nature both fulfill God’s...
Overview
Fine-Tuning for Humanity, Part 1
Video
Fine-Tuning for Humanity, Part 2
Video
Christ the Redeemer
Video
Adam's Commission
Video
Fine-Tuning of the Universe
Reflection
Considering the culmination of all things, we...
Overview
Jesus the Bridegroom
Video
Wisdom
Video
Worshipping God as Creator
Video
Jesus Calling
Reflection
New Creation
Reflection
Recommended Resources
Misc
Course Evaluation
Misc

Course FAQ

Each lesson is designed to take approximately 2-4 hours, depending on how deeply you engage the assignments. Since this is a self-paced course, the time it will take you to complete it will depend on the speed with which you want to progress through the course.

No. The course contains everything you need to successfully complete the course. Be sure to download the coursepack contained in this course so that you have all of the course materials. There are resources recommended at the end of the course that you are free to purchase if you wish to pursue further study on the course topic.

Since this course is designed as a completely self-paced experience, you will not have any interaction with the professor during the course.