Tag Archives: Divine Milieu

Consciousness: Where Do Our Thoughts Exist?

Neuroscience has made rapid progress in the last few decades in understanding the mechanics of how the brain processes our thoughts and emotions.  For example, pioneer Richard Davidson has demonstrated that each person has emotional “types” in our brain that is analagous … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection, Third Sunday of Easter (May 4, 2014): Seeing More Clearly on the Road to Emmaus

“[T]heir eyes were prevented from recognizing him.” — Luke 24:16 This weekend is the Third Sunday of Easter. The readings can be found here.  The Gospel contains the wonderful story of the Road to Emmaus in the Gospel of Luke. … 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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2013 Reflections on Blogging (Part II): Eight Favorite Posts

Yesterday, I had listed the most popular posts on my blog during 2013.  Today, I am linking to eight of my favorite posts (in no particular order) which did not make the Top 20 views. John Haught and Why Ultimate … Continue reading

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The Galactic Milieu: The “Irrationality” and Beauty of the Incarnation

As we approach Christmas, I thought I would share one of my favorite descriptions of the Incarnation. This is courtesy of Julian May, a prolific and talented science fiction writer. One of her most popular works is the Galactic Milieu, … Continue reading

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Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (September 23, 2013): Never Give Up

“Never give up: try to attack it from another angle, the  correct angle—where success is in proportion not to the extension of the individual but to the constancy in the effort to make the world around God less harsh and … Continue reading

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Continuing Education in Faith and Science: From Big Bang to Dark Energy

I am not a scientist. However, as a Christian I have an interest in science for several reasons. First, I am fascinated in the discoveries that science can tell us about our physical universe and ultimately about God the Creator … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection, 23nd Sunday in Ordinary Time (September 8, 2013): Radical Detachment

“Anyone of you who does not renounce all his possessions cannot be my disciple.” – Luke 14:33 Today is the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time.  You can find the weekly readings here.  The theme is that we are to detach ourselves from anything … Continue reading

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Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (June 3): Pervasiveness of God

“God is as pervasive and perceptible as the atmosphere in which we are bathed.  He encompasses us on all sides, like the world itself” — Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, The Divine Milieu

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