tagged ‘Nature’

Photo of the author at the Trinity River, courtesy Eleanor Forfang-Brockman

The Mystery of the Trinity (River)

Sit a while here on the banks of the West Fork of the Trinity River and watch the water flow by on this late October morning. See how the slanting sunlight plays across the ripples in the reflection of the cottonwoods and hackberries and grapevines and elms that cluster along the banks. Feel the cool […]

Matthew.kowal, CC BY-SA 3.0 US , via Wikimedia Commons

A Backyard Walden

In theological terms, we can say that nature transcends the human: It is prior to us and beyond us. Though we are part of it, and it a part of us, Nature is also radically other—vast, impersonal, unconcerned with our petty desires and designs.