Moon formation


Next Saturday night (September 29) we’ll have a full moon over Southern California. As the legend goes, a full moon means an increase in lycanthropy—more commonly known as werewolf transformations! Monster-movie fan Sandra finds plenty of theological meat to chew on while watching her favorite creature features (like 1941’s The Wolf Man). She explains, “Werewolves are both human and monster. In a sense, they outwardly represent the inward struggle we all have between our greatness and wretchedness (the imago Dei and our sin nature).” (more…)

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On July 20, 1969, the world watched as the first human stepped onto the surface of the moon. Today, we scroll online news reports as the world remembers the man whose mission would become a part of history. (more…)

My husband is a big fan of Apple products. Whenever a new operating system or software update comes out, he makes sure to get our electronics up to speed. As the less tech-literate of the two, I am more inclined to hit the “Remind Me Later” button when iTunes tells me version 10.something is available. But, in reality, these little reminders represent Apple’s growth in knowledge and capabilities. Continual research on their part leads to exciting innovation and improved products—and more reasons for my hubby to peruse our local Apple store—even in the wake of Steve Jobs’ resignation.

In much the same way, scientific knowledge undergoes updates whenever new discoveries provide fresh data or novel insights. (more…)

This summer is a good one for movie fans, with major blockbusters opening nearly every week. Though most movie-goers don’t walk into action-adventure/superhero films expecting more than spectacular special effects and epic battles, I’ve been pleasantly surprised to find quality storytelling in this season’s fare. (more…)

Two score and, oh, about a week and a half ago, Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the Moon.

Upon taking his first step on the Moon’s surface, he uttered the now famous words “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” But what he said next seems just as profound. “It has a stark beauty all its own.” (more…)