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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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Third Sunday of Advent (December 15, 2013): Expectant Waiting and Dynamic Faith

“Be patient, brothers and sisters” — James (5:7) This Sunday is the Third Sunday of Advent, or Gaudete Sunday (Rejoice!).  The readings can be found here. We continue the Advent theme of hopeful anticipation.  Today’s reflection, courtesy of Rev. Eric K. … Continue reading

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Sunday Reflection, 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time (October 5, 2013): Patience and Faith

“If you have faith the size of a mustard seed,you would say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.”  This week is the 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time. The readings can … 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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Teilhard de Chardin and the Sacred Heart

This post is part of the new blog, O Most Sacred Heart.  The question for this Friday is “How did you first learn about the Sacred Heart?”.  I learned about it from Teilhard de Chardin and thought it would be … Continue reading

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The Christian Wisdom of Tenderness: Jean Vanier on Lived Compassion, L’Arche and Becoming Human

The excellent National Public Radio program, On Being, had a replay of an interview with Canadian philosopher and Catholic social entrepreneur Jean Vanier.  I had heard this interview before and if anything, it was even more moving listening to it … Continue reading

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