Turning to Stone

Turning to Stone

About twelve years ago in a coal mine over half a mile deep beneath Donetsk, in Ukraine, workers found a wheel embedded in the hard sandstone, reckoned by geologists to be about 300 million years old. The original wood from which the wheel had been made had turned to...
A Church in the Landscape

A Church in the Landscape

Saint Paul wrote that we could see and understand God’s eternal power and divine nature through the things he had made. Through painting, artists can help us uncover such things for ourselves. One example is a picture of the highest mountain in the Grampian ranges,...
Perception Is Symbolic

Perception Is Symbolic

On a first reading, Saint Luke’s account of Christ’s appearance on the road to Emmaus is puzzling to Christians and non-Christians alike. Luke describes two anonymous disciples discussing Christ’s death and disappearance from the tomb. Interestingly, when the...