Entries by Micah Wimmer

Science, Faith, and the Riddles of Life

“This allows persons of faith to avoid feeling threatened by scientific discoveries which may initially appear to impinge on the Bible’s historical accuracy, and leaves science free from unneeded and unwanted intrusions from religion. It is a way of viewing the two separately that aids in answering ‘all possible scientific questions,’ while also seeking to touch upon the ‘riddles of life,’ those which religious faith is uniquely suited to address.”

The Labyrinth

“The labyrinth symbolizes our spiritual life as a whole in a unique way. One must keep their eyes on the path as they walk, looking neither forward nor backward, or else they will stray from the path they are to continue on. How often do we ruminate endlessly on past mistakes or fear future events which may not even come to pass instead of focusing on the divine presence that permeates every moment? Walking the labyrinth is a way of avoiding such wandering, helping us to fulfill Jesus’ command to consider the lilies rather than being filled with anxiety for tomorrow.”

The Demand of the Resurrection

“The Gospel of Mark originally ended abruptly after their fleeing from the tomb, with the disciples unnotified about this stunning event, with the young man’s claims about the rising of Jesus unconfirmed. Later manuscripts added a neater ending to the text, wrapping things up more in line with the other three canonical Gospels, featuring Jesus’ appearances to the disciples and his ascension. Yet, personally, I find something very human, very relatable about the ending of Mark as originally written.”

The Confessions of Julien Baker

“By recounting the horrors she has faced, listeners know they are not alone, there is hope beyond the pain of the present moment, there is a God that listens whether one rejoices or complains, a God that is present in both the pews at one’s local church and the stools around the neighborhood bar.”