Tag Archives: Teilhard de Chardin

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

An Anticipatory Universe

Creativity An Anticipatory Universe Thursday, June 7, 2018 I believe that the core of the Judeo-Christian revelation is that we are created in the image of God. We lose that and we lose the foundation. Clearly, God is endlessly imaginative and creative. Those who are intensely curious, open, and creative are probably deeply in touch… Continue Reading An Anticipatory Universe

“Christianity as Planetary Faith”

“Christianity as Planetary Faith” A faculty reflection by guest teacher Ilia Delio In the 1960s, Gordon Moore, cofounder of Intel Corporation, predicted that computing power would increase exponentially, producing an unprecedented rate of change in human growth and society. Today technology is our fastest evolver. We are changing on every level: as persons, as community,… Continue Reading “Christianity as Planetary Faith”

Collective Consciousness

Relationships Collective Consciousness Friday, May 4, 2018 The dynamic relationships in a family, classroom, workplace, or grassroots movement can have an evolutionary effect, creating new ways of thinking and being. Louis Savary and Patricia Berne share how Christopher Bache, a college professor, noticed what he called “collective consciousness” emerge when he gave assignments to small… Continue Reading Collective Consciousness

Third Self

Relationships Third Self Thursday, May 3, 2018 We speak of the “sexual revolution” of the 1960s and 70s. I think what has happened thus far is only the rumblings before the real revolution, the movement beyond either/or to both/and. God and evolution are inviting us toward a relational wholeness that is a synergy and a… Continue Reading Third Self

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

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

Love at the Heart of the Universe

Cosmology Love at the Heart of the Universe Tuesday, October 31, 2017 We used to believe that reality was comprised of little separate “elemental” building blocks, but now we realize that nothing exists in isolation; rather, as scientists like Franciscan sister Ilia Delio point out, everything exists as one interconnected whole. In today’s meditation, I… Continue Reading Love at the Heart of the Universe

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

Falling Fearless into Love

Exploring the Mystics with Cynthia Bourgeault Falling Fearless into Love Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Guest writer and CAC faculty member Cynthia Bourgeault continues reflecting on the Christian mystic Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. The third and most powerful wellspring of hope that Teilhard has to offer us—for those with “eyes to see and hearts to hear”—is… Continue Reading Falling Fearless into Love

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