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Evolving the Universe

Creativity Evolving the Universe Friday, June 8, 2018 Contemplation hastens the evolution of the human species. Whoever finds this out and practices it will hasten the evolutionary future of the human family. —Thomas Keating [1] Consider what Franciscan scientist and sister Ilia Delio, a scholar of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, has to say about the… Continue Reading Evolving the Universe

New Images Help Us See New Realities

Art: Week 1 New Images Help Us See New Realities Tuesday, May 15, 2018 Let there be light. —Genesis 1:3 The light of divine revelation . . . pierces but does not castigate the darkness. —Barbara Holmes [1] Just as Pope Francis has catalyzed a worldwide imaginal change today, Francis and Clare of Assisi created… Continue Reading New Images Help Us See New Realities

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

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

The Universe Story

Creation: Week 2 The Universe Story Wednesday, February 21, 2018 The New Story of the universe is a biospiritual story as well as a galactic story and an Earth story. . . . Each particular being in the universe is needed by the entire universe. With this understanding of our profound kinship with all life,… Continue Reading The Universe Story

Reframing Our Cosmology

Creation: Week 2 Reframing Our Cosmology Tuesday, February 20, 2018 If you wear glasses, perhaps you’ve experienced receiving a new prescription and suddenly you see the world in a new way. We often get used to “seeing the world” with an inadequate or outdated prescription. It is only when we go in for a check… Continue Reading Reframing Our Cosmology

Creation Is the Body of God

Creation: Week 2 Creation Is the Body of God Monday, February 19, 2018 This week I’m drawing from several theologians and spiritual teachers I respect. I hope these introductions will inspire you to seek out their work and learn more! Today I offer Sallie McFague’s (b. 1933) excellent model of creation as God’s body. I… Continue Reading Creation Is the Body of God

Incarnation

Jesus of Nazareth: Week 2 Incarnation Thursday, January 25, 2017 (Feast of St. Paul) Incarnation should be the primary and compelling message of Christianity. Through the Christ (en Christo), the seeming gap between God and everything else has been overcome “from the beginning” (Ephesians 1:4, 9). [1] Incarnation refers to the synthesis of matter and… Continue Reading Incarnation

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