James Martin, SJ On Being Interview

James Martin

One of favorite authors, James Martin, S.J. is on the latest show of On Being with Krista Tippett.  Not surprisingly, the title of the show is “Finding God in All Things”, which is a summary of Ignatian Spirituality.  Fr. Martin’s writings, especially his book “The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything” were very instrumental in my adult move from agnosticism to Catholicism.

You can find links to the episode here, including podcast information and information on when it is being played on your local NPR station.

Link to Episode Information

James Martin Book “The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything

About William Ockham

I am a father of two with eclectic interests in theology, philosophy and sports. I chose the pseudonym William Ockham in honor of his contributions to philosophy, specifically Occam's Razor, and its contributions to modern scientific theory. My blog (www.teilhard.com) explores Ignatian Spirituality and the intersection of faith, science and reason through the life and writings of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (pictured above).
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12 Responses to James Martin, SJ On Being Interview

  1. This reminded me of the oft quoted line from the Buddha “If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.”

  2. Thanks for the book referral.

  3. Jeremy D. Johnson says:

    This is excellent, William! Like you, I enjoyed The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything after finding it at my local library. At this stage in my life, I’ve been flirting in a kind of romantic way with my Catholic upbringing, especially with respect to the work of the Jesuits. Some brilliant fellows, and Teilhard de Chardin is a major inspiration for me to say the least. I just haven’t taken the leap *back* into Catholicism in any formal way. May be one day, that will change, but for now, I remain pleasantly agnostic towards organized faiths! Or perhaps, as Dr. Jeff Kripal suggests, I’m already a part of the “religion of no religion” – or American democratic spirituality – here in North America.

    Good posts, as always. Keep up the great work my friend.

    • Jeremy:

      Thank you for the kind comments. I definitely agree with you on Teilhard and other Jesuits :-). I appreciate you stopping by to share your wisdom and experience. We are all pilgrims in this life. I wish you well on your journey my friend.

      Peace,
      W. Ockham

  4. My husband LOVES that book! He talks about it all the time.

    • Victoria, your husband would love the interview also. It is classic James Martin in that it is both very funny and very insightful. There is lots of material for homilies also :-).

      Hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas!

  5. I am very late to commenting, but I was grateful to see your post when it first published. Having listened to the interview at this point, I am so grateful that James Martin SJ was interviewed by Krista Tippett. I have the pleasure and privilege of having met and corresponded with Fr. Jim. He is a real gift to the world, and he lives so generously. He is, as you have noted, both insightful and very, very funny.

    Peace and all good to you!

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