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"
“The Christian is reminded in Liturgy that the second coming of Christ is the great event which the whole history of humankind is bent. That event should not be expected with foreboding but with intense longing. It is the day of the Lord ~it is Ressurection!” Louis J. Putz CSC And as Teilhard said, “Yet […]Read more "And all this is made possible by the Incarnation! Thoughts for Advent."
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."
Highlights from Pope Francis in chapter 6 of Fratelli Tutti: Approaching, speaking, listening, looking at, coming to know and understand one another, and to find common ground: all these things are summed up in the one word “dialogue”. If we want to encounter and help one another, we have to dialogue. (198) We need constantly […] […]Read more "Pope Francis on Universal Values and Dialogue — Millennial"
Upon the passing of October, we become bombarded with advertisements intended to convince us to buy holiday gifts. The message is the purchases will lead to holiday bliss. Of course, gift-giving is admirable, but to what extent when it is intertwined with consumerism? Older holiday movies offer a view into a modest level of holiday […]Read more "It’s that time of the season. By Julie Peller Ph.D."
Green Junction A more rapid reduction in human dependence on fossil fuels is imperative for lowering carbon dioxide emissions and slowing climate change. An additional noteworthy benefit of using fewer fossil fuels is more occasional spills and leaks of oil and gas. This past July, a Japanese-owned ship, which was carrying 4000 tons of diesel […]Read more "Green Junction by Julie Peller Ph.D. “Fossil Fuels and climate”"
December 4 – 8, 2020 “We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience.”– Pierre Teilhard de Chardin I would like to take this opportunity to introduce all my followers to the third annual conference presented by the Center for Christogenesis. Join others of like mind and soul […]Read more "Center for Christogenesis Third Annual"
“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."