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Love, Sex, and Cosmic Evolution

Gender and Sexuality: Week 2 Love, Sex, and Cosmic Evolution Friday, April 27, 2018 Sister Ilia Delio, a Franciscan professor and theologian, has a wonderful way of making the brilliant writings of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin accessible. Teilhard (1881-1955) was a French philosopher, Jesuit priest, and paleontologist who brought a scientific and mystical perspective to… Continue Reading Love, Sex, and Cosmic Evolution

Evolution: Weekly Summary

Evolution Summary: Sunday, February 25-March, 2, 2018 God seems to have created things that continue to create and recreate themselves from the inside out. A fully incarnate God creates through evolution. (Sunday) The Christ Mystery is still “groaning in one great act of giving birth . . . as we ourselves groan inwardly, waiting for… Continue Reading Evolution: Weekly Summary

A New Creation

Evolution A New Creation Friday, March 2, 2018 My Franciscan colleague, theologian and scientist Ilia Delio, applies the process of evolution to human spiritual growth: If being the image of God is at the heart of evolution in Christ, then the spiritual life is essential to Christian evolution. A dynamic interior spirit must be at… Continue Reading A New Creation

Participating in Creation

Evolution Participating in Creation Thursday, March 1, 2018 In her book, God’s Ecstasy: The Creation of a Self-Creating World, the little- known but outstanding theologian Beatrice Bruteau (1930-2014) makes some excellent points about why contemplatives ought to embrace evolution: People who identify themselves as contemplatives may shy away from science for a number of reasons.… Continue Reading Participating in Creation

Evolutionary Thinking

Evolution Evolutionary Thinking Wednesday, February 28, 2018 The debate about evolution took center stage in the United States during the famous 1925 Scopes Monkey Trial (The State of Tennessee v. John Thomas Scopes). With typical dualistic thinking, science was simplistically pitted against religion, and people took one side or the other, with little clarification of… Continue Reading Evolutionary Thinking

An Unfolding Future

Evolution An Unfolding Future Tuesday, February 27, 2018 To fight the concept of evolution is to fight the core meaning of biblical faith, which is a generous balancing act between knowing and not knowing. Unbelief is to insist on total knowing now—by myself! As people of faith, we believe that God is guiding this mysterious… Continue Reading An Unfolding Future

All Things Change and Grow

Evolution All Things Change and Grow Monday, February 26, 2018 It is hard for me to understand why some Christians are so threatened by the notion of evolution. Are they not observing reality? Why this stalwart attachment to inertness? Perhaps static things appear more controllable? I suspect such resistance largely comes from our ego and… Continue Reading All Things Change and Grow

Creation Continues

Evolution Creation Continues Sunday, February 25, 2018 Karl Rahner said that we are “pressured” from within to evolve. That pressure is what we have always called the Holy Spirit. And the Spirit is creatively at work in this moment, urging us to evolve, to become a new kind of human being such as the world… Continue Reading Creation Continues

Coming to Be Love

Cosmology Coming to Be Love Wednesday, November 1, 2017 (All Saints Day) Ilia Delio, a Franciscan sister and scientist, continues reflecting on love as the heart of the universe. To see the universe through the eyes of love helps us make sense of evolution, not as a process of cold, blind chance or randomness, but… Continue Reading Coming to Be Love

We Are Already One

Cosmology We Are Already One Monday, October 30, 2017 There was no place in the universe that was separate from the originating power of the universe. Each thing of the universe had its very roots in this realm. —Brian Swimme and Thomas Berry [1] There is only Christ. He is everything and he is in everything. —Colossians 3:11… Continue Reading We Are Already One

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