AI must be understood in the context of Eudaimonia ~The Greater Good of Humans. Left in the hands of only corporations and including high tech globally, we will see the same cause-effect as at the beginning of the agricultural & Industrial revolution. It won’t be pretty! What we saw in the agricultural and industrial revolutions […]Read more "AI must be understood in the context of Eudaemonia"
“The history of the church, the early Benedictines, has shown that the early in ecclesiastical history the task of the clergy was to ASSIST the laity in exercising the latter’s prime role in the Church.” ~Louis J Putz CSC The key is education. What we are talking about is adult education. Regardless of denominations, most […]Read more "Education belongs to you!"
First Quarter Moon over our house What can we gain by sailing to the moon if we are not able to cross the abyss that separates us from ourselves? This is the most important of all voyages of discovery, and without it all the rest are not only useless but disastrous. — Thomas Merton (Wisdom […] […]Read more "Thoughts about the Moon – Thomas Merton — Pastor Michael Moore’s Blog"
These words from Thomas Merton are from an article he wrote for Fellowship of Reconciliation’s pamphlet dated May, 1967. They are as relevant today as they were when he first wrote them. In a world of increasing divisiveness and violence, we need to hear these prophetic words and follow them. Christian nonviolence is not built […] […]Read more "Nonviolence – Thomas Merton — Pastor Michael Moore’s Blog"
American homeowners use over 80 million pounds of pesticides to maintain their lawns, mostly for aesthetic purposes. Lawn service businesses that apply chemicals to kill weeds and feed grass have realized enormous growth just over the past decade. Trugreen reported revenue of 1.4 billion dollars in 2019. This seems to indicate that the American homeowner values a perfect green […]Read more "GREEN JUNCTION: “80 million pounds of pesticides ” BY JULIE PELLER PH.D."
By Larry Chapp “You are the way the truth and the life. You are the beginning of the new creation. Give me the courage to venture this new beginning, not merely in the heat of the moment, but with the seriousness that knows that eternal fate is at stake. Let me see where the turning […] […]Read more "The Numbing Down of the Church: Part Three: The Tridentine Traditionalists and their Vendetta against Vatican II — Gaudium et Spes 22"
Photo by Brett Jordan on Unsplash At Acting Franciscan, Stephen Schneck writes: Prophetic or prudential action? As an advocate and activist for faith-based social justice, I struggle more about means rather than ends. My formation in the religious, moral, and social teachings of our faith offers much clarity about ideals. What’s uncertain is the path […] […]Read more "Prophetic or Prudential Action? — Millennial"
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The Indigenous people who have suffered the tragedies of the residential schools are who should their stories. “In their silence, they woke the world” – these powerful seven words are spoken at the end of a short video released by the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation) this week to remember the…
When we look at the early period, the origins of Christianity, the reasons the desert mothers and fathers sought out the desert, a resistance to the world they saw as violent. I think we see the reasons we are called to be mystics, a voice in the desert, the wilderness of our lives, and the […]Read more "hold my hand and together we innovate, educate, and collaborate"
Autonomous Technology: “The pursuit of life, liberty, and happiness.” The Art of Humane Technology: Dose understanding History/Culture/Politics teach us about patterns, social change, and the meaning of life in the age of autonomous technologies? Will autonomous technologies bring us one step closer to a Re-Enchanting Society? How does technology change our lives on the one […]Read more "Autonomous Technology: “The pursuit of life, liberty, and happiness.” "