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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).

Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (January 12, 2015): Shadow of Death

[Reflections After a Recent World War I Battle] “That’s probably why I was more vividly aware of the ‘shadow of death’, and the formidable gift that existence presents us with: an inevitable advance towards an inevitable, sentient end, —a situation from … Continue reading

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It is GOD Who Converts

Originally posted on joy of nine9:
My words alone will not convince an atheist. Yes, Catholics need theology and apologetics, but these disciplines will  not convert  anybody, because Christianity is not primarily a moral theology or a philosophy, but a relationship…

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Sunday Reflection, Feast of Baptism of the Lord (January 11, 2015): God’s Bridging the Gap

This weekend is the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. The readings can be found here. This Feast is both the last day of the Christmas season and the First Sunday in Ordinary Time. The Baptism of Jesus is … Continue reading

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Agapé Love vs. Conditional Love

“Whoever is without love does not know God, for God is love.” — 1 John 4:8 The First Reading for today’s Mass is from the First Epistle of St. John and one of the most insightful and beautiful readings in … Continue reading

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Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (January 5, 2015): The Embryonic Idea of the Omega Point

  “In spite of the continual turmoil I’ve been in for the last month, I can see that various ideas are quietly continuing to work themselves out in my mind,—both about the nature of ‘the human virtues’ and the ‘ human … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection on Epiphany (January 4, 2015): A Real Truth That May or May Not Have Been Historical

[Note: This is a slightly modified version of the reflection I posted last year] This weekend is the celebration of the Epiphany. The readings can be found here. The journey of the Magi is one of the most beautiful stories … Continue reading

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Theology of Coffee

This blogpost is something I can definitely relate to as coffee is integral to my morning prayer 🙂 God In All Things This is a guest post by Jacqueline Shrader. When I was still a youngster in high school, my … Continue reading

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Evolutionary Christianity

Last night as I was thinking of a way to succinctly describe Teilhard de Chardin’s views on evolutionary theology.  Lo and behold, through the magic of the Internet portion of the evolving Noosphere, I was fortunate to come across the … Continue reading

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Dreaming of a New Humanity in a New Year

Originally posted on Father Bob's Reflections:
St. Augustine, Florida at Christmastime. Dear friends, When we were preparing for Y2K fifteen years ago, I dreamed about “A New Humanity for a New Millennium.” And I wrote some really positive stuff…

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Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (December 29, 2014): Christian Love

For the last couple of days, I’ve given some thought to what you said about how Christianity must not to allow itself to be eclipsed by certain human virtues but must assimilate them (since they, too, are equally incapable of flourishing without implicitly basing … Continue reading

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