Culture At Large

Supernovas: birth, death and resurrection in the universe

Josh Larsen

It's that time of the year when we find ourselves thinking about stars. The ones we place on our Christmas trees, the ones glittering in storefront decorations and the one that led the Magi to Jesus. Our family nativity set didn't come with a star, but my daughter found a way to hang an ornament from a lamp above the manger. It's a bit unconventional, but it works.

TC columnist John Van Sloten recently preached about supernovas - exploding stars - and we thought this would be an appropriate time to share his sermon. With the help of Concordia College physics professor Heidi Manning, Van Sloten traces God's covenantal hand, from Genesis 1:1 to Revelation 21:5. In the birth, death and resurrection of the cosmos, Van Sloten sees how stars always have and always will point to God's sovereignty - just as they did at Jesus' birth.


Topics: Culture At Large, Science & Technology, Cosmology, Theology & The Church, Christmas & Easter