The Theology of Ice - John Van Sloten

February 12, 2017

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Media @ New Hope CalgaryIn this message Pastor John explores the Theology of Ice. What does its nature teach us about God’s?

“From whose womb comes the ice?
Who gives birth to the frost from the heavens”
Job 38:29, NIV

“An unusual property of ice frozen at atmospheric pressure is that the solid is approximately 8.3% less dense than liquid water. The density of ice is 0.9167 g/cm3 at 0 °C, whereas water has a density of 0.9998 g/cm³ at the same temperature. Liquid water is densest, essentially 1.00 g/cm³, at 4 °C and becomes less dense as the water molecules begin to form the hexagonal crystals of ice as the freezing point is reached. This is due to hydrogen bonding dominating the inter molecular forces, which results in a packing of molecules less compact in the solid.”
ICE, Wikipedia

"Water becomes hard like stone, and the surface of the deep is imprisoned.”
Job 38:30, NIV

“He hurls the hail like stones.
Who can stand against his freezing cold?”
Psalm 147:17, NLT

“In typical conditions related to winter sports and tires of a vehicle on ice, melting of a thin ice layer due to the frictional heating is the primary reason for the slipperiness.”
ICE, Wikipedia

"While the earth remains, Seedtime and harvest, And cold and heat, And summer and winter, And day and night Shall not cease."
Genesis 8:22, NIV

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Image by John Van Sloten (2017) 'Frozen Puddle in the Weaselhead'


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