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Tag Archives: Teilhard de Chardin

The Cosmic Order

Order, Disorder, Reorder: Part One The Cosmic Order Wednesday, August 12, 2020 Matter is the common, universal, tangible setting, infinitely shifting and varied, in which we live. . . . By matter we are nourished, lifted up, linked to everything else, invaded by life. —Teilhard de Chardin The physical structure of the universe is love.… Continue Reading The Cosmic Order

At the Heart

Cosmology: Part Two At the Heart Thursday, September 5, 2019 In a recent episode of our podcast Another Name for Every Thing, Brie Stoner, Paul Swanson, and I reflected on why people are so uncomfortable when we say things like “Christ is in all things.” I’ve been accused of being a pantheist, but that’s lazy… Continue Reading At the Heart

All-in-Everything

Cosmology: Part Two All-in-Everything Wednesday, September 4, 2019 Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881–1955) was a Jesuit paleontologist and mystic whose writings were suppressed by Catholic authorities during his lifetime. Today there’s a growing appreciation for his work which brings science and religion together and mobilizes Christians to participate with God in the process of bringing… Continue Reading All-in-Everything

The Heart of the Universe

Conscious Love The Heart of the Universe Friday, June 21, 2019 Summer Solstice John Welwood (1943–2019) was an American clinical psychologist known for integrating Eastern and Western psychology and spirituality. In his books Love and Awakening and Journey of the Heart, he wrote about the lifelong challenge and gift of conscious, committed love, drawing insights… Continue Reading The Heart of the Universe

Love Draws Us Together

Unity and Diversity Love Draws Us Together Tuesday, June 4, 2019 The third [revelation] is that our Lord God, almighty wisdom, all love, just as truly as [God] has made everything that is, so truly [God] does and brings about all that is done . . . we are securely protected through love, in joy… Continue Reading Love Draws Us Together

Christ in Evolution: Weekly Summary

Christ in Evolution Summary: Sunday, March 10—Friday, March 15, 2019 God keeps creation both good and new—which means always going somewhere even better or, in a word, evolving. God keeps creating things from the inside out. (Sunday) With greater differentiation and complexity there will also be pushback, fear, and confusion. What can we do in… Continue Reading Christ in Evolution: Weekly Summary

Collective Evolution

Christ in Evolution Collective Evolution Wednesday, March 13, 2019 Today we continue gleaning insights Louis Savary has drawn from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin: The success of God’s plan for creation depends on [our] conscious and creative activity to keep the divine plan evolving and developing in the direction God wants for creation. In the past,… Continue Reading Collective Evolution

The Christ Project

Christ in Evolution The Christ Project Tuesday, March 12, 2019 I’ve mentioned Pierre Teilhard de Chardin a couple times this week. I credit this Jesuit priest and paleontologist with helping me—and many others—grasp the universal, evolutionary nature of Christianity. He has been quoted by the last three Popes. Teilhard believed that both sin and salvation… Continue Reading The Christ Project

Growing in Christ

The Universal Christ Growing in Christ Friday, December 7, 2018 [The cosmos] is fundamentally and primarily living. [1] Christ, through his Incarnation, is interior to the world, rooted in the world even in the very heart of the tiniest atom. [2] —Pierre Teilhard de Chardin As Paul saw Christ as a single “New Human” (see Ephesians 2:15), as Duns Scotus saw… Continue Reading Growing in Christ

Unity in Differentiation

Love: Week 2 Unity in Differentiation Friday, November 9, 2018 Cynthia Bourgeault, one of CAC’s core faculty members, continues expanding on Pierre Teilhard de Chardin’s understanding of love as a creative force: We can look to our own hearts to tell us more about what Teilhard sees as the essence of the complexification/consciousness process—hence of… Continue Reading Unity in Differentiation

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