If humans live to the age of 500 or longer, for instance, it may well bring travel to another star within the span of a single human life.
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Top Ten Memories of the Great American Eclipse
“The heavens are telling the glory of God; and the firmament proclaims his handiwork.” (Psalm 19:1) A year ago, people all across North America gathered on a Monday to view a total solar eclipse. The path of totality passed right over middle Tennessee, where I live and work, so my fellow Nashvillians and I gotContinue reading “Top Ten Memories of the Great American Eclipse”
A Story About Imagination
This is a story about imagination.
A Prayer of Lament
Deliver us, Lord, from lofty aspirations
That fool us into thinking we can outrun ourselves.
Science and Faith: Encouraging the Next Generation
There’s a great documentary on Netflix called The Mars Generation. It follows a group of teenagers at Space Camp, showcasing their excitement about all things space, the things they are learning, and how that fits into the past, present, and future of the American space program. The central message is, this is the generation whoContinue reading “Science and Faith: Encouraging the Next Generation”
Finding Water and Life
A prayer I wrote in response to the discovery of what appears to be a subsurface, liquid lake on Mars last week.
The icy worlds,
the cold worlds,
the dry worlds,
may yet become Baptism.
Space, Theology, and Reaching Our Potential
That question, “What are we capable of?” is one where science, engineering, and adventure bump up against theology.
The Night Sky Sings
But you, O Lord, are eternal.
A nanosecond is a moment that stretches forever,
and galaxies form in the blink of an eye.
The fact that the US is even considering a dedicated space force (combined with other nations’ activities) ought to dispel any notion that space exploration is an inherently peaceful endeavor.
Father’s Day, Faith, and a Love of Learning
This Sunday is Father’s Day, and that has me thinking about my role to nurture in my children a love of learning.