We’re playing with your mind in this issue. Rob Moll’s article discusses how a healthy brain is essential to spiritual growth (and how spiritual disciplines make the brain healthier). Dylan Demarsico tests the logical limits of future and present, time and eternity. And we’ve included “Hurrahing in Harvest” by Gerard Manley Hopkins, a poem perfect for this time of year.
This is our foray into poetry. We recognized early on that if we want to evoke wonder and awe, poetry is especially suited to that end. We’ll do our best to choose poems, new and old, that convey the mystery of creation without simply mystifying us. Those that mystify but are still wonder-full, we’ll help navigate—as we do in the final piece in this issue, where Brett Beasley offers a meditation on Hopkins’s poem.
—Mark Galli, editor
- Heavenly Minded and Earthly Good
Spiritual transformation has a lot to do with the brain. /
- The Gospel in Your Pocket
In some ways the best that is yet to come already is. /
- Hurrahing in Harvest
How autumn can help us ‘glean our Savior.’ /
- Fall’s Barbarous Beauty
From summer to school to the Savior via Gerard Manely Hopkins. /
- Wonder on the Web
Links to amazing stuff