Issue 20: Language, Ants, and Julian of Norwich
We at The Behemoth use not only images and design, but also language to communicate the wonder of God and his world. And yet, language itself is a wonder of creation, both God’s and ours. That’s the theme of the opening piece in this, the 20th issue of The Behemoth.
Language is not just a gift, but a blessing. As Dylan Demarsico notes, God uses extraordinary words during sadly extraordinary times to bring us the miracle of hope.
Our science offering this issue looks at tiny creatures who perform herculean feats—leafcutter ants. Ants have a lot to teach us besides the biblical warning about sloth. For one, by themselves ants could accomplish little to nothing, but working together they create wonders of nature.
Both God’s and humanity’s creativity are on display in our poem, which focuses on man’s first vocation with language: naming.
All in all, another wonder-filled issue to enjoy!
—Mark Galli, co-editor
Also in this IssueIssue 20 / April 16, 2015
- O for 7,000+ Tongues to Meep
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word birthed many more. /
- A Bizarre and Mighty Civilization
And it’s made by leafcutter ants. /
- Morning Songs in the Night
God sings the same chorus over and over—even during the blackest of plagues. /
- Naming the Animals
‘Until he named the cow cow, no one slept standing up’ /
- Wonder on the Web
Links to amazing stuff /