Tag Archives: Faith and Science

Stacy Trasancos on God and the Mystery of the Big Bang

Earlier this week author and scientist Dr. Stacy Trasancos wrote an excellent article on how studying the unique properties that exist in our universe from the Big Bang to today can give insights into the mind of God.  I encourage you … Continue reading

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Teilhard de Chardin Quote of the Week (July 14, 2014): Creation and Convergence

“The great cosmic attributes of Christ, those which (particularly in St John and St Paul) accord him a universal and final primacy over creation, these attributes… only assume their full dimension in the setting of an evolution… that is both … Continue reading

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Book Review: From Teilhard to Omega

I was hoping to have a series of book reviews over the Northern Hemisphere summer. However, daily activities such as work, kids baseball games and family activities present precious little time for reading much less writing reviews. One book at … Continue reading

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Pope Francis: Church Rejoices at the Progress of Science; Encourages Sharing of Knowledge

  Last week, Pope Francis addressed professors and students at the Vatican Observatory (Thanks to Gaudete Theology for the reference). It is an excellent read on the symbiotic relationship between science and faith in their mutual pursuit of truth. You can read … Continue reading

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Charles Reid: We Can Do Better on the Intersection of Science and Theology

  Charles Reid, professor of law at St. Thomas University, has recently written an interesting piece in the Huffington Post titled “The Reconciliation of Science and Religion: We Can Do Better.”  The thrust of the article is Reid’s review of Amir … Continue reading

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Jesuit Professor Devotes His Career to Both Faith and Science

The Jesuits.org site had a great profile on Fr. George Coyne, S.J., former Director of the Vatican Observatory.  You can read the full article here, but set forth below is an excerpt: “As a man of faith, Jesuit Father George … Continue reading

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The Limits of Science in Understanding Mystical Experiences

    In recent years, there has been a lot of scientific studies showing a positive correlation between prayer and meditation a person’s mental and psychological well-being.  While this correlation has been known for thousands of years, advanced scientific techniques such … 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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