58. Come to the mountain!

It is one of the most powerful metaphors in the whole Bible. God chose a mountain for the Israelites to meet with Him. Moses went up the mountain to receive the Law in the presence of the Most High. When the Israelites were slaves they worked in the pits of Egypt making bricks for the…

57. Underworld of the unknown

The unknown is scary, frightening, creepy, terrifying – yes all of this, and sinister, threatening and evil. All of these words and every synonym conceivable could describe the feelings of the ancient world towards the sea. It is understandable. The sea was a mystery of gigantic creatures and dark, unknown waters erupting in violent storms…

56. A baby and a dragon – really?

We live in the age of fantasy stories. I sometimes get the impression the filmmakers are enjoying themselves even more than their audiences, who travel into magical and mysterious worlds with life-like characters appearing real. The discussions around the latest idiosyncrasies of authors and directors, sound bizarre and outlandish. It is a weird world created…

55. Calendars and calculators.

Counting and measuring are the brushstrokes of the mathematicians to illustrate and colour the world into a comprehensible picture. I am in awe of the astrophysicists, the astronomers, the geologists, archaeologists and numerous other disciplines that count, name and number our universe. Our sciences are expressed in the results of the measuring rods of our…