Category Archives: Notes

Praying with the Earth

The ageless mountains are full of your glory the vast seas swell with your might the shining skies expand beyond our imagining so we pause to praise we wait in wonder we listen to learn of the mountain glory within … Continue reading

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“Everything That Rises Must Converge”

Flannery O’Connor (1925-1964) was a writer whose Catholic faith deeply informed her fiction, and no thinker influenced her more than Teilhard de Chardin. Afflicted with lupus, an autoimmune disease that led to her early death, she found comfort in Teilhard’s … Continue reading

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“The sacred place where life begins”

Indigenous peoples around the world have for centuries been considered inferior, both racially and culturally, to people of European ancestry. This has certainly been true in the US which has an awful history of systematic violence toward Native Americans by … Continue reading

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It’s all about seeing

Teilhard’s The Human Phenomenon (previous translation title The Phenomenon of Man) begins with the following prologue: These pages represent an effort to see and to show what the human being becomes, what the human being requires, if placed wholly and completely in the … Continue reading

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Cynthia Bourgeault on Teilhard

In 2016, Cynthia Bourgeault offered a five week online course on Teilhard via the Spirituality & Practice website (a wonderful resource, I should add). Titled “Teilhard for Our Times,” the course provided an introduction to the main themes of Teilhard’s thought. … Continue reading

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Evangelical Christians and Climate Change

In a previous post, I mentioned Berry’s idea that two communities, the redemption community, most prominently Evangelical Christians, and the creation community, have developed in the West since the Middle Ages, the former basing its understanding of the natural word … Continue reading

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