In this talk Dr. Schaefer weaves a discussion of cosmology with an informative biography of well-known physicist Stephen Hawking. In addition to detailing Hawking’s understanding of the beginning of the universe, Dr. Schaefer discusses what many leading theorists claim about the origins of life. Ultimately, Dr. Schaefer gives reasons for his rejection of the Steady State theory of the origin of the universe and explains what implications the theory of the Big Bang has for the existence and nature of God.