Book Club: Faith Across the Multiverse


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This Fall and Winter, join us for a grand conversation on Faith Across the Multiverse with author, @AndyWalsh, hosted by Peaceful Science.

The Peaceful Science forum will host excerpts, discussion, and weekly office hours with Andy Walsh. Local in- person groups are also encouraged. Monthly video chats will bookend each section and provide a convenient drop-in option for those with busy schedules.

More detailed can be found on the flyer, which is free to distribute here: http://peacefulscience.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/FaithAcrossTheMultiverseBookClubFlyer.pdf. There are several ways to participate, so sign up and buy a book to join us.

Calender of Events

Introduction (September 30 - October 6) Chapter 0: The Power of Babelfish

Section 1: Language of Mathematics
(Oct 7-13) Chapter 1: This Chapter Has No Title
(Oct 14-20) Chapter 2: The Hound of Heaven across the Multiverse
(Oct 21-27) Chapter 3: Sovereignty in a Time of Spanners

Re-Introduction (January 28 – February 2) Chapter 0: The Power of Babelfish

Section 2: Language of Physics
(Oct 28 – Nov 3) Chapter 4: The Kamala Khan Conundrum
(Nov 4-10) Chapter 5: A Conspiracy of Chronometers
(Nov 11-17) Chapter 6: The Entropic Principle

Content Teaser

Chapter 0: The Power of Babelfish — The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and Arrival introduce us to the
challenges of communication, even and especially when everyone thinks they speak the same language.

Chapter 1: This Chapter Has No Title — Professor Henry Jones, Jr. teaches us a little something about
paradoxes as we dig into questions of faith.

Chapter 2: The Hound of Heaven across the Multiverse — We get lost with Mark Watney of The Martian and
find out if the math of optimization can show us a way out of our sin.

Chapter 3: Sovereignty in a Time of Spanners — Scottish werewolf Rahne Sinclair shows us grace by helping
us understand chaos theory.

Chapter 4: The Kamala Khan Conundrum — Ms. Marvel illustrates the challenges of dual identities, so we turn
to quantum physics to understand how Jesus transcends them.

Chapter 5: A Conspiracy of Chronometers — Ender Wiggins shows us how to properly orient ourselves with
the right coordinate system; in special relativity, light defines that system and in Christianity Jesus defines it.

Chapter 6: The Entropic Principle — The Joker and Two-Face represent different forms of entropy, which can
tell us something about dying to live as Jesus did.

Four Ways to Participate

Oracle (Weekly Online) - Adults like Lucius Fox and Barbara Gordon who want to regularly participate online in weekly forum discussions and monthly video chats

“To Me, my X-Men!” (Weekly or Monthly Local Meeting and Weekly Online) - Adults like Henry McCoy and Kitty Pryde who want in-person conversation (plus online discussion as interested)

Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Drop in Online) - For Nick Furys and Maria Hills, who have many responsibilities and can only drop in occasionally to the online forum.

Champions (Students Online and/or in Group) - Teenagers like Miles Morales and Kamala Khan who want to meet with other teens for weekly in-person discussion, plus online participation with documented parental consent

Please Sign Up Here

Getting the Book…

The code MULTIVERSE will be active on christianbook.com from Sep 10-14 for an additional 10% off the already-discounted price available there. (Final price should be $12.59) This is to serve as the group discount for book club participants. https://www.christianbook.com/faith-across-multiverse-parables-modern-science/andy-walsh/9781683070764/pd/070764

Of you can buy the book on amazon through this link to support us at Peaceful Science. https://www.amazon.com/Faith-Across-Multiverse-Parables-Science/dp/1683070763


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@Philosurfer and @TWReynolds take note. Looking forward to seeing your groups participate.


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The book club will be starting soon. I hope everyone has a copy of Faith Across the Multiverse by our very own @AndyWalsh !


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Conversation begins tomorrow with @AndyWalsh!


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