Monthly Archives: May 2013

Star Trek Christian Themes

Fans of Star Trek know that the new Star Trek movie: Into Darkness opens today, which gives me an opportunity to plug the complementary nature of theology and science fiction.  Some of the attractions of science fiction are that it … Continue reading

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Scientific Potpourri

Here are a few interesting stories from the last week on cosmology, astronomy and the environment.  Hope you enjoy (or are concerned as appropriate). 1.  Clues to the Supernova that gave rise to the Solar System?  From the New Yorker: … Continue reading

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American Teilhard Association (2013) (Additional Resources)

This is a follow up to my first post on Dr. Mary Evelyn Tucker’s speech at the American Teilhard Association meeting.  Today, I am going to very briefly mention of few of the wonderful people I met at the meeting, … Continue reading

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Sean Carroll and the Fallacy of Scientism

_____________________ I am a strong supporter of science.  I believe that one of the problems with the U.S. education system is that there is too little focus on science.  This lack of education leads to ill-informed citizens, which leads to … Continue reading

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American Teilhard Association Meeting (2013) (Mary Evelyn Tucker)

Last Saturday, I attended the annual conference of the American Teilhard Association (ATA).  The ATA was founded in 1967 and is committed to making the thought and vision of Teilhard more widely available.  According to its website, the ATA’s objectives … Continue reading

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Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (May 13, 2013): Love as the Most Powerful Force

“Love is the most universal, the most tremendous and the most mystical of cosmic forces. Love is the primal and universal psychic energy. Love is a sacred reserve of energy; it is like the blood of spiritual evolution.” (The Spirit … Continue reading

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Teilhard de Chardin and the Feast of the Ascension

The Feast of the Ascension was one of Teilhard de Chardin’s favorite feasts because, in addition to serving as a bookend to the Incarnation in the form of Jesus of Nazareth, it highlights the Cosmic nature of the Christ and … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection: The Ascension (Our Obligation to Help Build the Kingdom)

One of the things I really like about the Easter Season is that the First Reading for both the daily readings and the Sunday readings is from the Acts of the Apostles.  Acts is a wonderful complement to the Gospels. … Continue reading

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The Catholic Teenager: CARA Survey

I am a father of two boys, ages 9 and (almost) 6, so I am not yet the father of teenagers.  However, I have a lot of friends with teenage children.  More importantly, I remember all too well the trials … Continue reading

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Tribute to Teilhard de Chardin’s Mother

Berthe Adele Teilhard de Chardin with her husband, Emmanuel, parents of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. Continuing this week’s theme of Mother’s Day tributes it is appropriate that we recognize the Mother of Teilhard de Chardin, the inspiration of this blog. … Continue reading

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