It’s Hard to Believe: Faith and Physics

I’m writing over at The Glorious Table today about Galileo. Here’s a preview:

Faith is hard. Always confident? Yikes. Faith without sight is one thing, but unwavering confidence seems impossible some days. At the same time, I believe living out our faith, boldly trusting in the God we profess to believe in without requiring visual confirmation, is more important than ever.

A recent study conducted by YouGov of 8,215 U.S. adults has discovered that just “66 percent of 18 to 24-year-olds are convinced that the Earth is round.” This means 33 percent of eighteen to twenty-four-year-olds don’t believe photographic proof and eyewitness accounts of something proved through the centuries—first by math, then by exploration, and now by visual documentation.