God’s Knitting Needles Revealed in the Creation of Mike Trout?

Naturalis Historia

The satire site, The Babylon Bee, published a fiction piece earlier this year in which Ken Ham claimed that Mike Trout’s amazing baseball abilities are the best evidence we have of intelligent design. The Bee’s clever satire got me thinking about the nature of God’s contingent actions in the world which have traditionally been identified as special providence,miracles and creative acts.  

I, and all Christians, would affirm that God made Mike Trout.  We could make the same claim about Mike Trout that the Psalmist made about his own origins: “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.” (Psalm 139:13 NIV)  We could say that Mike Trout, you and I are all the result of Intelligent Design broadly defined.

By Keith Allison on Flickr – Originally posted to Flickr as “Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout (27)”, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=15875121

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About jamesbradfordpate

My name is James Pate. I study the History of Biblical Interpretation at Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio, as part of its Ph.D. program. I have an M.A. in Hebrew Bible from Jewish Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from DePauw University. This blog is about my journey. I read books. I watch movies and TV shows. I go to church. I try to find meaning. And, when I can’t do that, I just talk about stuff that I find interesting.
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