Monthly Archives: August 2013

Scientific Potpourri (August 23, 2013)

Here are some of the top stories from cosmology and evolutionary biology from the last couple of weeks: On the Trail of Dark Energy.  From Science Daily:  One of the biggest mysteries in contemporary particle physics and cosmology is why … Continue reading

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N.T. Wright on Simply Christian (Video)

One of my favorite New Testament biblical scholars is N.T. Wright.  Wright is an Anglican priest and the former Bishop of Durham in the Church of England (2003-2010).  He is now serving as the chair of New Testament and Early Christianity … Continue reading

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Feast of Pope Pius X (August 21): Christ, Modernism and Teilhard de Chardin

____________________________________ ____________________________________ A missed opportunity for unity amid the echos of St. Paul: “The goal is to ‘restore all things in Christ’ so that ‘Christ may be all and in all’.  We need ‘to renew all things in Christ‘.  — St. … Continue reading

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Everyday Mysticism: New Wood Blog

One of the “virtual” mentors on my spiritual journey has been David Backes who runs the outstanding blog New Wood.  Dr. Backes is a university professor and Roman Catholic deacon.  New Wood is a blog that focuses on everyday spirituality, … Continue reading

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Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (August 19, 2013)

“Christian faith is not fatal either to the rational method of conquering the world or to man’s confidence in himself (on the contrary, it stimulates and inspires them).  But, in conformity with the law of the integration of the natural … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection, 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time (August 18, 2013): Purifying Fire of God’s Love

Today is the 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time.  The weekly readings are here and are extremely challenging.  In Luke’s Gospel Jesus proclaims: “I have come to set the earth on fire, and how I wish it were already blazing! There is a baptism … Continue reading

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Laura Keynes and Why New Atheists are Good for Christianity

One of the most interesting phenomenon of the last decade is the popularity of the so-called New Atheists, led by Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Christopher Hitchens and Daniel Dennett.  The New Atheists are “new” in the sense that they have … Continue reading

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