At biologos.org, Ted Davis writes an article titled Motivated Belief: John Polkinghorne on the Resurrection, Part 4.

Here are a couple of large excerpts that I liked particularly well.

I believe that when the truth of Christianity is under consideration in the context of science, it is with these issues relating to the resurrection that the discussion needs to begin. Only when a case has been made for the belief that God was present in Jesus of Nazareth in a unique way does it then become possible adequately to attempt to enquire into the significance of his crucifixion. The doctrine of the incarnation implies that in the spectacle of that deserted figure hanging on the cross, God is seen to be more than just a compassionate spectator of the travail of creation, looking down upon it in pity from the invulnerability of heaven. If the incarnation is true, then God in Christ has truly been a fellow-participant in the suffering of the world, knowing it from the inside. The Christian God is the crucified God…

…Christology from above […] conceptual exploration of what it might mean to believe that “the Word was made flesh” (John 1:14). […] If theological argument from above is to find a cousinly parallel in the context of science, it lies in those creative leaps of intellectual imagination of the kind that enabled Newton to conceive of universal gravity or Einstein to write down the equations of general relativity. Even the most bold of theological speculations scarcely exceed in daring the conjectures of the string theorists.

On the second excerpt, I think it is hard to adequately emphasize how philosophical, and even religious, some of the speculations of string theory tend to be. Of course, some of the speculation on black holes, worm holes, and dark energy can hardly be described as anything other than fanciful superstition.

Mostly, I wanted to express my conviction that it is reasonable to suppose the evidences for the fundamental miracles of Christianity are significant and worthy of acceptance.

I believe that the creator, the cause, the prime mover, the reason, stepped out of eternity and deliberately shared with us a brief life, a life, as applies to each of us, that can be described by nearly every conceivable adjective, both good and bad. The absolute ineffable became a mere man. The transcendent life became mortal and died. God died for me. With Him I rose. I will live for Him.