The Wonder of Christmas

CHRISTMAS – AT HOME IN THE WONDER OF BETHLEHEM K. Chesterton once wrote: This at least seems to me to be the main problem for (those who would understand life)…How can we contrive to be at once astonished at the world and yet at home in it?  How can this world give us...

Opening Ourselves to Awe

O Lord, our Sovereign, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens. When I look at the heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars that you have established; what are human beings that you are mindful of them,...

Darkwood Brew

On February 10, 2013, I had the privilege of being one of two guests for first episode of the Evolving Universe, Evolving Faith series on Darkwood Brew — an internet television show. The other guest for that episode was Grace Wolf-Chase, an astronomer at Adler...

Mystery, Awe and Wonder in Literature and Philosophy

ADAMS, DOUGLAS Several billion trillion tons of superhot exploding hydrogen nuclei rose slowly above the horizon and managed to look small, cold and slightly damp. – Life, the Universe and Everything.  Ch. 7. If he is an astronomer, then one of the things you...

The Beginning of Wisdom

Hallelujah! I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart, in the assembly of the upright, in the congregation. Great are the deeds of the Lord! They are studied by all who delight in them. His work is full of majesty and splendor, and his righteousness endures...

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