Maxwell’s Equations

maxwell's equations

Maxwell’s equations are haunting in their beauty, simplicity, and insight.

Studying for my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at a secular humanist science and technology university, I was required to learn Maxwell’s equations. It was conveniently left out of the course, to the point of historical revision, that Maxwell was a Christian who received the insight for these equations from his understanding of the Trinity and the incarnation. God has unity and diversity, and electromagnetic waves have unity and diversity.

It does a great disservice, and is historically dishonest, to present Maxwell’s equations by themselves as if he developed them in a secularized vacuum. Christians should not be afraid of Maxwell’s equations; they should move us to worship. Everything beautiful in the world, including its light, is not meant to terminate on itself, but to point us to the splendor of the Triune God.


God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light, and now the starlight is speaking about Him.


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