It has been 21 months since I started this blog. It has been a fun journey and I am grateful that I have had the opportunity to connect with so many wonderful people throughout the world. The Noosphere is definitely developing.

However, the time commitments of family and work are continuing to increase and reluctantly I am not able to devote as much time to this blog as I had previously. I will still keep the blog active but the posts may be infrequent.  I am humbled and inspired by the wonderful blogging community and the renewed interest in Teilhard de Chardin. In the meantime, please stop by The Teilhard Project for updates on this exciting documentary.

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 ( 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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13 Responses to Sabbatical

  1. claire46 says:

    I have come to look forward to each one of your posts. Thank you for being such a wonderful channel for Teilhard de Chardin. Sabbaticals are necessary for all. Enjoy yours, your family, your work. It will be great to see a post of yours in my inbox once in a while 🙂

  2. Mike McKenna says:

    Those of us who are parents, spouses and employees understand completely.
    I will look forward to those continued insights you provide and continue to pray in gratitude for the wonderful work you do. God bless!

  3. smart man- your writing is so prolific and deep that we all have many articles to read and pray with

  4. Good friends meet after a decade and it is as if it was a week. Do not worry about the time between posts. For your friends, it will always feel as if it was yesterday.

  5. You know William, you’re suppose to still receive payment when on Sabbatical—be it a small stipend—so you must know my friend that part of that shall be with my gratitude and well wishes.
    I am glad that you are making the decision to be front and center to your wife and boys—and will, of course, throw work in there somewhere after them 🙂
    You were one of the first people to follow my then upstart little blog all those many months ago—providing support and feedback in the early days then settling into to being a familiar face—or I should say the familiar face of Teilhard de Chardin with the moniker of William of Oakham
    I know that you will still check your reader so I rest knowing you won’t be too far way. . .
    The best gift you can give your family is you—and that is your most important responsibility as a dad and husband and as a Christian to be the role model and head of the household.
    Father de Chardin would certainly approve—
    Stay warm up in Wisconsin while those of us in the South battle the flooding rains—-
    Peace and love William—

  6. William, thanks for introducing me to the works of Teilhard de Chardin. I wish you and your family all that’s good during your sabbatical.

  7. readingmater says:

    Your blog is always good reading, but clearly takes much thought and shows extensive reading. I will still enjoy it whenever it appears.

  8. Ponder Anew says:

    🙂 Thank you for support you have shown my blog, William. I send you and your family prayers for blessings and peace. KIT, Kassey

  9. We all need time out. I will miss your inspirational blogs and will keep an eye open for the infrequent ones you post. Thank you. David

  10. win.soko says:

    Enjoy your time, the blog shouldn’t be a burden. Your work has been inspiring and has meant a lot to me. I wish you well. I am unfortunately struggling again at this point, but remain a bit more open to where God may take me. Thank you for your support of my blog and your encouraging words. Be well and God Bless you.

  11. Debilis says:

    I can relate.
    Your posts are always thought provoking. I’ll be greatful for them—whenever they come.

  12. Lynda says:

    William, you will be missed but the time that you have devoted to this blog has enriched our lives. The writings of Teilhard speak so deeply to me and it was not long after I first read him that I came across your blog. God bless you and your family.

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