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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 Quote of the Week (April 21, 2014): The Parousia and the Omega Point

  “Christian faith . . . by the very fact that it is rooted in the idea of the Incarnation, has always based a large part of its tenants on the tangible values of the World and of Matter . . … Continue reading

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Teilhard de Chardin on The Cross as Symbol of Future Union of Humanity

“[I]n spite of the profound readjustments that are being made in our phenomenal vision of the world, the Cross still stands; it rears itself up ever more erect at the common meeting place of all values and all problems, deep … Continue reading

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Can Science Completely Explain the Universe without God?

A great video by the Magis Center           About this video “It’s been asserted by some prominent physicists that science can explain the universe without the need for a transcendent Creator – the implication being that … Continue reading

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Why Theistic Evolution is Redundant

This week Stacy Trasancos, one of my favorite bloggers on the intersection of faith and science, had a good comment on the term “theistic evolution”.  Dr. Trasancos says the term is redundant and unhelpful: The term “theistic evolution” is used … Continue reading

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Bad Science and The Flawed Myth of Materialism

  As readers of this blog know, I believe that a synthesis of sound science and ancient spiritual traditions (combined with a healthy dose of humility) is necessary to avoid the dangers of fundamentalism, whether it be religious fundamentalism or … 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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Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (February 17, 2014): The Noosphere

“Man is psychically distinguished from all other animals by the entirely new fact that he not only knows, but knows that he knows. In him, for the first time on earth, consciousness has coiled back upon itself to become thought. … Continue reading

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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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Not Sure Whether to Laugh or Cry: Evolution and Faith

“Worship him, I beg you, in a way that is worthy of thinking beings” — Romans 12:1 (Jerusalem Bible Translation) My news feed included this article from the Christian Science Monitor on a “debate” this evening between Bill Nye and Ken … Continue reading

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