Editors’ Note

This edition, we trust, will help deepen your devotion during Holy Week.

We begin with the glorious end of this week: The resurrection of our Lord. Ted Olsen helps us address a disturbing fact: Jesus isn’t the only person to have come back from the dead. What’s the difference between Jesus’ resurrection and these other stories, some of which are in Scripture? The difference, as a reader of this digizine might suspect, leads us into another experience of wonder.

The article on seeds (“Seeds—Small and Mighty”) is our science piece for the issue, a fascinating look at the crucial ubiquity of these little things. It subtly harkens Jesus’ own allusion to his death: “Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds” (John 12:24).

An article on how God stoops to our level when he communicates with us—which helps us make sense of the scientific “inaccuracies” of some parables—and a moving poem about Good Friday round out this issue (with our regular exclamation point of Wonder on the Web at the end).

—Mark Galli, co-editor

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Also in this Issue

Issue 19 / April 2, 2015
  1. Back from the Dead? Heard It Before.

    The Bible, history books, and newspapers are full of resurrection stories. But something different happened at Jesus’ tomb. /

  2. Seeds—Small and Mighty

    They’ve done nothing less than transform the planet. /

  3. Why Jesus Used Bad Science

    When God humbled himself, his intellect was not exempt. /

  4. Good Friday

    ‘A horror of great darkness at broad noon— I, only I.’ /

  5. Wonder on the Web

    Links to amazing stuff /

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