A great read by David Bentley Hart. it is time to reclaim conversations reflective of the patristics. To understand how the evolution of civilizations and religion are woven together. https://www.abc.net.au/religion/david-bentley-hart-obscenity-of-belief-in-eternal-hell/13356388Read more "Article by David Bentley Hart"
The Conference is virtual and the opening keynote is Cardinal Cupich and the closing keynote will be Ilia Delio OSF and knowing Ilia I am sure we will see Teilhard weaved into the conversation. Laudato Si’ is very non denominational. When you look around you see many efforts from the Anglicans and Lutherans involved in […]Read more "A conference worth attending"
This weekend reflect on the past week and see where you were able to bring about social awareness, service to others, listen to someone explain an eye-opening experience, work on your continuing education of life, and participate in the community. Then think about next week. What will change? Ask yourself, “Why are meditation and reflection […]Read more "This weekend reflect on the past week"
The Center for Action & Contemplation (https://cac.org/conspire-2021/) On the Conspire 2020 page, we read the quote “We stand in the place where opposites come together, awaiting the birth of what is to come—a new genesis, one more beginning in a series of starts trailing backward in time to the very first day; God’s generous rhythm […]Read more "We are experiencing is the evolution of civilizations."
As I was driving on Santa Fe in Littleton, I passed a light rail station and read this on an RTD car, “Caring for people, not profits.” Is that a good motto for Denver’s light rail system? Or is it a false dichotomy? I am not complaining about the RTD service per se. Rather, I […] […]Read more "Give Profits a Chance — Douglas Groothuis, Ph.D."
A wonderful reflection for this Second Sunday of Easter from my good friend Jake Owensby! Forgiveness is what love looks like when you don’t feel like it. That’s a paraphrase of something Wendell Berry once said. To put that a different way, forgiveness is the kind of love that we give imperfect things. Things that […] […]Read more "Loving a Flawed World – Jake Owensby — Pastor Michael Moore’s Blog"
On this day in 1945, the great Lutheran Theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer said, “This is the end—for me, the beginning of life” ~ he was 39 years old at the time of his death. A theologian who understood the meaning of the ‘greater good.’ Bonhoeffer was a small ‘c’ catholic, and if you read his works, […]Read more "“This is the end—for me, the beginning of life” ~ Bonhoeffer"
Exposure to heavy metal pollution is a problem around the globe. Many heavy metals, such as lead, chromium, arsenic, and mercury, can lead to serious harm upon exposure, often in meager amounts. Heavy metals can be taken in the body through food, water, air, and commercial products, such as old paint, treated lumber, old pipes, […]Read more "Green Junction: Heavy metal pollution is a problem by Julie Peller Ph.D"
History has taught us that “religion” is not divorced from the work-a-day world. Matthew 5 is a good example. Social Justice programs in churches during the entire industrial revolution (which just recently ended) brought about a greater awareness of church and society’s role and the relationship between the two. Today In classical economics terms, there […]Read more "History has taught us …"
During this Holy Week, I am reading more of Bonhoeffer and the similarities of thinking at times between him and Louis Putz CSC. The concept of a “religionless Christianity” seems to be having more appeal today, especially in the US and Europe. Even though, as a historian, I would at first knee-jerk say it would […]Read more "Holy Week Reading"