Monthly Archives: February 2014

Bad Science and The Flawed Myth of Materialism

  As readers of this blog know, I believe that a synthesis of sound science and ancient spiritual traditions (combined with a healthy dose of humility) is necessary to avoid the dangers of fundamentalism, whether it be religious fundamentalism or … Continue reading

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Teilhard de Chardin and the Blaze of Holy Unease

When I was away on my mini-sabbatical a couple of weeks ago, Shannon Huffman Polson had a wonderful two-part article on Teilhard de Chardin at Patheos. The article describes how Ms. Polson was listening to an On Being radio interview … Continue reading

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Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (February 24, 2014): The Incarnation and Transformation

“At the source of its developments an operation was called for, transcendent in order, to graft the person of a God onto the human cosmos, under conditions that are mysterious but physically governed . . . Et Verbum caro factum … Continue reading

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Love: The Catalyst of Spiritual Evolution

Originally posted on The Green Hills Philosopher:
With only two weeks now before the beginning of Lent, the Scriptures appointed for the next two Sundays point to the addressing of the Commandments given to Moses and reiterated[1] throughout the five…

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Sunday Reflection, Seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time (February 23, 2014): Keep Calm and Love Your Enemies

But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your heavenly Father, for he makes his sun rise on the bad and the good, and causes rain to fall on the just … Continue reading

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Hawking: ‘Heaven is a place for people afraid to die’

Originally posted on the Hunt for Truth:
see also: Scientist debunks Hawking’s ‘no God needed’ theory I love science. However, I do believe that science is meant to partner with (hold hands with) faith and the two ought, in my…

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Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (February 17, 2014): The Noosphere

“Man is psychically distinguished from all other animals by the entirely new fact that he not only knows, but knows that he knows. In him, for the first time on earth, consciousness has coiled back upon itself to become thought. … Continue reading

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The ultimate cause of the ecological crisis: the destruction of the universal relationship

Great post on evolutionary theology, Original Sin and the impact that the latter has had on our relationships with humans and other aspects of God’s creation.

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Sunday Reflection, 6th Sunday in Ordinary Time (February 16, 2014): Surrendering the Ego to Christ

“[I]f you bring your gift to the altar, and there recall that your brother has anything against you, leave your gift there at the altar, go first and be reconciled with your brother, and then come and offer your gift.” — Matthew 5:23-24 This weekend … Continue reading

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The Road to Superintelligence?

Cadell Last had an article this week in the Huffington Post that talks about the scientific evolution of humanity with Artificial Intelligence with citations to Teilhard de Chardin. I do not have any great thoughts on the article but it … Continue reading

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