Editor's Note from October 15, 2015
One of the core convictions of this magazine is that God is bigger than we understand, and his world is bigger than we can know. Time seems to be a constant spring of vastness for us. Our history articles hit this in one way—“The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there,” as L.P. Hartley said. But our articles this issue ponder the wonders of time more directly. Chad Meeks tells us how time would look to a photon. Morgan Lee wrestles with the finitude of her days. Seth Ratliff wonders about Christians’ cultural mandate in the distant future, millions of miles away. And in our poem this issue, Elizabeth Barrett Browning celebrates the changing season. Time to read!
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- Can We Farm Mars? Should We?
We’ve found evidence of flowing water. Next up: Planting crops? /
- The Breaking with Dawn
Can I have the meteor shower and the sunrise? Must a moment cost me? /
- A Ray of Light: The Timeless Life of a Photon
The journey of 15 quintillion miles would seem instantaneous. /
- The Autumn
‘For every breath that stirs the trees, /Doth cause a leaf to fall.’ /
- Wonder on the Web
Issue 33: Links to amazing stuff.