I don’t think understanding the mechanism by which God accomplishes his goals makes them any less miraculous.
At a neighborhood Christmas party, I had a lively and stimulating conversation about some of the technical elements of filmmaking–editing, cinematography, action choreography, and the like. . . . Now, if you’ve made it this far, you’re possibly wondering why I’m talking so much about art in a column nominally about science. I think it helps to illuminate how I think about magic, and how that relates to miracles. . . .
‘Tis the season to throw the word “miracle” around. There are many notions of what constitutes a miracle, and to be honest I’m not entirely certain I have a good working definition. God’s power is certainly involved, but if God is the author of the universe, when is his power not on display in the […]