Creational Theology: Molecular Biologists Convert Protein Sequences Into Classical Music

Here’s a lovely little way to start your day. A group of molecular biologists at UCLA have turned human protein sequences (assigning chord and note values to amino acids) into music. Rhythm is dictated by the protein sequence. Here the news item at Science Daily:

ScienceDaily: Molecular Biologists Convert Protein Sequences Into Classical Music

And here are samples for listening:

Gene2Music Project

What determines it to be named “classical?” I know not.


Sheltering Mercy: Prayers Inspired by the Psalms

Sheltering Mercy, along with its companion volume, Endless Grace, helps us rediscover the rich treasures of the Psalms—through free-verse prayer renderings of their poems and hymns—as a guide to personal devotion and meditation.

The church has always used the Psalms as part of its prayer life, and they have inspired countless other prayers. This book contains 75 prayers drawn from Psalms 1-75, providing lyrical sketches of what authors Ryan Smith and Dan Wilt have seen, heard, and felt while sojourning in the Psalms. Each prayer is a response to the Psalms written in harmony with Scripture. These prayers help us quiet our hearts before God and welcome us into a safe place amid the storms of life.

This artful, poetic, and classic devotional book features compelling custom illustrations and foil-stamped hardcover binding, offering a fresh way to reflect on and pray the Psalms.