Tag Archives: Christianity

The Interior Life and the Presence of God

  I came across by this great article by Arnold Van Vugt in the Sun Star of the Philippines reflecting on Pentecost and discussing the need for Christianity to regain its sense of mysticism and wonder, including great quotes by Teilhard de Chardin … Continue reading

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Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (May 19, 2014): Relevance of Christianity

“As recently as yesterday Christianity represented the highest  point attained by the consciousness of Mankind in its striving to humanize itself. But does it still hold this position, or at the best can it continue to hold it for long? … Continue reading

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Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (May 12, 2014): Freedom of Christianity

“Christianity is not, as it is sometimes presented and sometimes practiced, an additional burden of observances and obligations to weigh down and increase the already heavy load, or to multiply the already paralyzing ties of our life in society. It … Continue reading

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Does the Beauty of the Gospel Story Attest to Its Truth?

Originally posted on The Bully Pulpit:
Does the aesthetic splendor of the four Gospels, when considered like works of literature, emit the ineffable whiff of something genuine? Is there a patina of truth — truth endorsed by beauty — coating the…

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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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Love, Shakespeare and Teilhard de Chardin

I came across this article by author, columnist, radio host and Lutheran minister Dr. Mark J. Molldrem in the Beaver Dam Daily Citizen newspaper.  Beaver Dam is a small town in Wisconsin (population 16,243) close to where I live.  The article speaks about … Continue reading

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Slaying the Flying Spaghetti Monster by Robert Barron

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The Problem of Defining God: Finding Unity with Atheists in Wonder and Community

Part of the problem of the public discourse on religion is that, like so many other issues, the discussion gets framed by the radical fringes.  On one side, you have the fundamentalist theists (mostly Christians in the US) who have … Continue reading

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Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (November 11, 2013): Cosmic Consciousness

“When we read the evidence of certain Christian mystics, or even simply what many perfectly ordinary people may tell us in confidence, we cannot but quite seriously question whether there may not be a sort of cosmic consciousness in our … Continue reading

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Feast of St. Ignatius of Antioch (October 17)

“It is not that I want merely to be called a Christian, but to actually be one. Yes, if I prove to be one, then I can have the name”. — St. Ignatius of Antioch This is a great week … Continue reading

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