We are all historians to some degree. Arnold Toynbee wrote in his last book this statement: “Within the last two centuries, Man has increased his material power to a degree at which he has become a menace to the biosphere’s survival, but he has not increased his spiritual potentiality; the gap between this and his […]Read more "What is Religion?"
Discipleship in the modern world is becoming more attuned to technology. What is important to realize is Discipleship has always adapted to the world it found itself in and the surrounding culture. If we look at Discipleship in the period of the Agricultural Revolution, we see how different it was from the Industrial Revolution era. […]Read more "Modern Discipleship in the age of Autonomous Technology"
We learned from Covid and the life we lived in 2020 that “Data sprawl” and remote access to data have become significant threats. Will you continue to work remotely? Will work expand your companies’ potential to be breached? What do you do with disinformation at warp speed? It’s about MARKETING in addition to adequate security and […]Read more "Data Privacy, Security and what I see for 2021"
‘Evidence from bones found at one of the world’s most important fossil sites suggests that our hominid predecessors may have dealt with extreme cold hundreds of thousands of years ago by sleeping through the winter…’ https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/dec/20/early-humans-may-have-survived-the-harsh-winters-by-hibernating?fbclid=IwAR2fwsWh1J_KGVLx-aDO-3nkqPd92adaKP9vyd4x54v0-qPq9KXhXVl9xxARead more "It’s another sign of the Neanderthals’ high intelligence"
Bearing God into the World – Dennis Ormseth reflects on Christ’s birth opening space and time for the renewal of Earth. Care for Creation Commentary on the Common Lectionary Readings for the Fourth Sunday of Advent, Year B (2011, 2014, 2017, 2020, 2023) 2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16 Luke 1:46b-55 or Psalm 89: 1-4, 19-26 Romans 16:25-27… Fourth […]Read more "Fourth Sunday of Advent (Dec. 20) in Year B (Ormseth11) — Lutherans Restoring Creation"
Highlights from Pope Francis in chapter 7 of Fratelli Tutti: Those who work for tranquil social coexistence should never forget that inequality and lack of integral human development make peace impossible. (235) Nor does this mean calling for forgiveness when it involves renouncing our own rights, confronting corrupt officials, criminals or those who would debase […] […]Read more "Pope Francis: Inequality and Injustice Make Peace Impossible — Millennial"
Photo by Standsome Worklifestyle Gracy Olmstead writes: This struggle is the focus of two recently published books: Alissa Quart’s Squeezed: Why Our Families Can’t Afford America, which came out in 2018, and Eichner’s The Free-Market Family: How the Market Crushed the American Dream (and How It Can Be Restored), published in January of this year. […] […]Read more "The Pro-Life, Pro-Family Case for Economic Justice — Millennial"
I wonder how many people make the connection between climate change and human health. A few weeks ago, I was part of a large remote audience for the National Academy of Medicine’s meeting. The prestigious science academy leaders outlined the three current, global, existential threats to human health: the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, and racial injustice. […]Read more "COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, and racial injustice. By Julie Peller Ph.D."
“I grasped the meaning of the greatest secret that human poetry and human thought and belief have to impart: The salvation of man is through love and in love.” ~ Viktor Frankl I did my thesis work on the relationship in Viktor Frankl and Aristotle’s discovery process and how the two arrived at the same understanding […]Read more "Aristotle, Viktor Frankl, and Nicolas Cole."
As I watch the unfolding of a contentious election and wonder about the state of this nation, my heart aches. In all the years (1985-2011) that I spent in uniform, I never imagined that the enemy of the Constitution would be within our national borders. I always believed that the enemy was outside of this […] […]Read more "Non-Violence: A Response to the World — Pastor Michael Moore’s Blog"