I wonder … is this genocide? No, of course it isn’t, I tell myself. Genocide is the brutal, bloody business of exterminating an entire group of people based on a … Continue Reading Too Late for Me
While watching the feats of the athletes in the Tokyo Olympics, this post (from 2017, one of my favorites) seems like a fitting reflection to share again… You have heard … Continue Reading Unknowing Worship
Are Christianity and the theory of evolution in contradiction to one another? Right now, I’m taking an online enrichment course* that explores this question, along with the bigger question of … Continue Reading God and Evolution?
As we commemorate the “advent,” the coming of God among us, let us reflect with joy and profound wonder on what this coming means — what it means for the … Continue Reading Christ Is Fully Human: Sense
In this season of Advent, I would like to reflect in a new and more intimate way upon the coming of Christ — God in the flesh — among us … Continue Reading Christ Is Fully Human: DNA
God’s Fingerprints Curls, swirls, whirling, unfurling, the universe forms such dissimilar things as storms and roses, galaxies and shells – with familiar tells. © 2017 Christina Chase This … Continue Reading Fibonacci: Science and Poetry, Part 3
Faith on the cliff, a diver waits, stilled, toes gripping edge… then… leaps! as Heart commits to Sea. © 2017 Christina Chase This is Part 2 of … Continue Reading Fibonacci: Science and Poetry, Part 2
There is order in the created world, both seen and unseen. As a person of both faith and reason, I know that some aspects of this order can be discerned … Continue Reading Fibonacci: Science and Poetry, Part 1
You have heard scientists extol the wonders of the cosmos, passionate about the laws of physics and discovered workings of bodies and the universe. You have seen artists, brilliant in … Continue Reading Unknowing Worship
How are you with the unknown? Me… Not so good. I mean, I love wonder and awe, and am willing to sublimely surrender to the unknowable, to Mystery… But, when … Continue Reading The Unknown
While in a mall or some kind of store, I have often seen, out of the corner of my eye, a young child staring at me in my wheelchair. Sometimes, … Continue Reading What’s Wrong with Her?
I have always been drawn to beauty, as bees are called to nectar and deserts thirst for rain. When I was an atheist, I found delight in the beauty of … Continue Reading Beauty Hunger
At the very beginning of the third trimester of pregnancy, we, small and vulnerable, were using all of our five senses and our brain waves were similar to those of a full-term newborn. Truly human, truly alive, truly amazing!
By the time that you were six months in the womb, you were already physically reacting to music, moving rhythmically to songs. What was your first playlist? Probably your parents’ … Continue Reading Dream a Little Dream: 6 Month Fetus
When did you begin to listen and try to speak? By five months in utero, we were already familiar and interactive with sound. The amazing world of the womb briefly explored and celebrated…
When you looked like this picture, your mother was beginning her second trimester of pregnancy. Your gender was determined in the instant that your life began, but it took a … Continue Reading Quickening: Human In Utero