Creation

NASA Sent a Message to the Universe. Here’s What Came Back

This week NASA released some fascinating facts about its Voyager 2 spacecraft. Launched forty-two years ago, the ship has given us iconic pictures of Saturn and Neptune along its 10 billion mile journey. Late last year it left our solar system and now drifts in interstellar space. Its batteries will die in 2025. After that, scientists say it will stay in orbit for billions of years—an ‘ambassador from Earth to the Milky Way.’ An ambassador carries messages. This one does too—more than we may at first realise. More…

Our Busy Lives Are Awe-Deprived. Here Are 6 Ways to Find Wonder Again

‘We live in an awe-deprived world,’ writes Christine Sine. ‘We sit in front of computers, not under trees and rarely take time to notice the grandeur of God’s world and of those we share it with.’ Since a regular dose of awe makes us physically, emotionally and spiritually healthy, this is to our detriment. How can we break the spell and regain a sense of wonder again? Let Christine show you in this delightful guest post. More…

The Real Reason Beauty Leaves Us Breathless

photo by Dan Musat

The human heart craves beauty. It’s why we visit art galleries, gaze at photographs, seek out the window seat, give flowers to the sick. And it’s why I was so deeply overwhelmed one memorable day in the lagoon on Lord Howe Island… Natural beauty restores, refreshes, inspires. Here’s the reason. More…

The Rowan Williams vs Richard Dawkins Debate

On February 23, 2012 Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams and atheist biologist Richard Dawkins debated the origin of life and humanity at Oxford’s Sheldonian Theatre. Here is the full video with some personal reflections and suggestions for further reading and viewing. More…