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A Very Insistent Love

Science: Old and New A Very Insistent Love Sunday, November 3, 2019 Science and religion are long-lost dance partners. —Rob Bell [1] Faith provides evidence for things not seen. —Hebrews 11:1 For centuries, science and religion worked together, learning from creation. As Ilia Delio, both a scientist and a Franciscan sister, says, “Doing science was a… Continue Reading A Very Insistent Love

Cosmology: Part Two: Weekly Summary

Cosmology: Part Two Summary: Sunday, September 1—Friday, September 6, 2019 Evolution brings with it the rise of consciousness, and as consciousness rises, so too does awareness of God. —Ilia Delio (Sunday) To see evolution as revelatory of the divine Word means that we come to see the various forms and rhythms of nature as reflective… Continue Reading Cosmology: Part Two: Weekly Summary

Quantum Entanglement

Cosmology: Part One Quantum Entanglement Friday, August 30, 2019 Just as different ways of interpreting scripture and various types of truth (e.g., literal vs. mythic) are valuable for different purposes, so scientific theories have different applications while seeming to be paradoxical and irreconcilable. For example, we have the Newtonian theory of gravity, Einstein’s theory of… Continue Reading Quantum Entanglement

A Mighty Something

Cosmology: Part One A Mighty Something Wednesday, August 28, 2019 Most people believe that physicists are explaining the world. . . . They are only dancing with it. —Gary Zukav [1] How do we know what is real? I’m sure you’ve heard the story of a group of people who are blind describing an elephant,… Continue Reading A Mighty Something

A New Cosmology

Cosmology: Part One A New Cosmology Monday, August 26, 2019 When I was growing up, the common perception was that science and religion were at deep odds with one another. Now that we are coming to understand the magnificent nature of the cosmos, we’re finding that many mystics’ spiritual intuitions are paralleled by scientific theories… Continue Reading A New Cosmology

The Change of a Worldview

Cosmology: Part One The Change of a Worldview Sunday, August 25, 2019 Today, every academic, professional discipline—psychology, anthropology, history, the various sciences, social studies, art, and business—recognizes change, development, and some kind of evolving phenomenon. But in its search for the Real Absolute, much of Christian theology made one fatal mistake: It imagined that any… Continue Reading The Change of a Worldview

God’s Ecstasy

Trinity: Part Two God’s Ecstasy Wednesday, May 15, 2019 Beatrice Bruteau (1930–2014) brilliantly integrated learning across fields such as mathematics, religion, science, and philosophy. God’s Ecstasy: The Creation of a Self-Creating World—which she called “a book on science for Christians”—explores Trinity from both a scientific and contemplative point of view. . . . Trinity [shows]… Continue Reading God’s Ecstasy

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

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