Tag Archives: Thomas Aquinas

Nature Reflects God’s Goodness

The Natural World: Week 2 Nature Reflects God’s Goodness Tuesday, March 6, 2018 To start with words of the great Doctor of the Church, Thomas Aquinas: “Grace does not destroy nature, but perfects it.” [1] Grace brings nature to a sense of its own sanctity, and it evokes this sacredness within the human heart. Aquinas… Continue Reading Nature Reflects God’s Goodness

Consciousness and Contemplation

Action and Contemplation: Week 2 Consciousness and Contemplation Wednesday, May 18, 2016 Today’s meditation is longer than usual, but I want you to have all of this together in one place. Many people think of their consciousness as the same as their brain. It’s really not. Scientists still struggle to define consciousness and where it… Continue Reading Consciousness and Contemplation

We Do Grow, Change, and Evolve

Levels of Development: Week 1 We Do Grow, Change, and Evolve Sunday, December 6, 2015 In the next section of my lineage, I will be discussing one of the most helpful and clarifying elements for the modern mind: understanding things in terms of developmental stages. As a preacher and teacher, I know that I can… Continue Reading We Do Grow, Change, and Evolve

God Becoming

Science: Week 1 God Becoming Friday, November 6, 2015 John Duns Scotus (1265/66-1308), who made the Franciscan intuition into a philosophy, said Christ was the very first idea in the mind of God, and God, as it were, has never stopped thinking, dreaming, and creating the one, eternal Christ. “The immense diversity and pluriformity of… Continue Reading God Becoming

God Is Being Itself

Science: Week 1 God Is Being Itself Tuesday, November 3, 2015 God is not far from any of us, since it is in him that we live and move and have our very being. —Paul to the people of Athens (Acts 17:28) Science has actually found evidence of the light that burst forth at the… Continue Reading God Is Being Itself

Nature as the First Bible: Weekly Summary

Nature as the First Bible Summary: Sunday, January 18-Friday, January 23, 2015 “Creation is the primary and most perfect revelation of the Divine.” –Thomas Aquinas (Sunday) Creation is our first and final cathedral. Nature is the one song of praise that never stops singing. (Monday) Matter is the outer lovely form, but Spirit is the… Continue Reading Nature as the First Bible: Weekly Summary

Every Creature Is a Word of God

Nature as the First Bible Every Creature Is a Word of God Thursday, January 22, 2015 God brought things into being in order that his [sic] goodness might be communicated to creatures, and be represented by them; and because his goodness could not be adequately represented by one creature alone, he produced many and diverse… Continue Reading Every Creature Is a Word of God

“Aweism”

Nature as the First Bible “Aweism” Monday, January 19, 2015 For what can be known about God is perfectly plain, for God has made it plain. Ever since God created the world, God’s everlasting power and deity is there for the mind to see in all the things that God has created. –Romans 1:20 This… Continue Reading “Aweism”

The First Idea in the Mind of God

Nature as the First Bible The First Idea in the Mind of God Sunday, January 18, 2015 Creation is the primary and most perfect revelation of the Divine. –Thomas Aquinas (1224-1274) The first Incarnation of God did not happen in Bethlehem 2,000 years ago. That is just when it became human and personal for us,… Continue Reading The First Idea in the Mind of God

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