The ways the natural world serves the human population are sometimes referred to as ecosystem services, led by clean water, air, and soil. Rain forests and other areas of dense tree growth also provide ecological services and are part of the world’s natural capital. Trees take in carbon dioxide and provide oxygen, among many other […]
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i want to thank Matt Landry for these excellent reflections.
Last week we concluded the identification of nineteen ‘principles of reinterpretation’ that can be used to address the traditional tenets of Western religion. Since all religions in some way address and attempt a definition of the underlying ‘ground of being’, that of ‘God’, we will begin here. 988 more words
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Part 1: Evolutionary Principles of Reinterpretation Today’s Post Last week we recognized the waning influence of religion in Western societies, and addressed the need to rethink traditional beliefs in terms of human life to tap into their wellsprings of insight and return their relevance. 1,636 more words
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Part 2: Principles from Maurice Blondel, Jonathan Sacks, Karen Armstrong, Richard Rohr and John Haight Today’s Post Last week we took a relook at the insights of Teilhard de Chardin, extracting six principles which we will employ as we move on to reinterpreting religious teaching for their relevance to human life. 960 more words
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this is a good read and reflection. The technology that is evolving is stimulating social phase change and with the Covid-19 virus, we are seeing social phase change accelerated. So think about the question is the article: Is Spreading Covid-19, the New Smoking? https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/subsidizing-spread-covid-19-william-davidow/?fbclid=IwAR2MXhMzJgWYC9oRhDO1Z9y_wgvkKuomv_3tR-kb2NGAko9EvC42wF8TOw4
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Today the 3rd of July in 529 was The Synod of Orange. There was a group Led by the ‘Augustinians‘ of the day, (somewhat forceable group too). After exerting influence, the synod upheld Augustine’s doctrines of grace and free will while condemning the views of Semi-Pelagians, including John Cassian and Faustus of Riez. They believed the human […]
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As we live in a world of change, we need to reflect on the two significant changes humans have experienced: The Agricultural revolution and the Industrial Revolution, to see how the “technology” of each era shaped and molded their thinking and actions. We should not forget the “technology” of the Agricultural and Industrial ages shaped […]
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During this time of Covid, I hear people talking about loneliness, and I hear this, especially from my older friends. I think there is a spiritual awakening that comes with loneliness. I think when we experience loneliness is when we suddenly see the secret beauty of the hearts of those we have been with, shared […]
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The expansive use of plastics in modern society is due to the many different properties of these materials and their low cost. It is important to keep in mind that plastics are made from fossil fuels, petroleum and natural gas, which took millions of years to form. While just a handful of plastic polymers have been […]
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