Wonder on the Web
Just when we think everything to be discovered in nature has been, someone goes swimming under Antarctica. Apparently one hidden lake contains thousands of microbes and vast ecosystems.
Science AND Faith
This issue’s long read will not inspire wonder or awe—unless it’s at the silliness of the new atheists. It’s a discussion of the relationship of religion and science, and the many misconceptions Richard Dawkins and others have about Christian faith. The Behemoth is one example of what this article argues in part: there is no contradiction between science and faith, and faith is hardly a simplistic attempt to explain the world.
What Drought Looks Like
Our country is slowing becoming aware of the severity of the California drought. Sometimes a few pictures are worth more than a few thousand articles.
The Wonder of Small Things
Tiny nuts can apparently be amazing. Take this reflection on acorns by Scottish social critic Thomas Carlyle. And then there’s the famous vision of Julian of Norwich about the hazelnut. It appears that God uses small things to make big points.
- Editors’ Note
- Already Friends of God
It’s not as if we have to work at it. /
The day our view of the world changed /
- Rampart of the Word
The common pulpit is where the fiercest of battles are fought—and won. /
- The Gene Tool Box
It’s bigger and more useful than we imagine. /