Tag: belief

  • “Too many people will never come back.”

    “Too many people will never come back.” Those are the words of a local pastor. No, he was not talking about people leaving for another religion or denomination or leaving the congregation. Because of our experience with Covid-19, many are waiting it out to see how it all turns out after a vaccine works. The virus is […]

  • Thinking of Origen’s visionary experiences

    A common perception among many if not all of the patristic fathers and mothers was the understanding of what we call “significant‘ in our lives as being something we learned through experience. We then give ‘meaning‘ to the reality experienced. This applies to our spirituality and our search for the ‘significant other‘ in our lives […]

  • The Difference it makes

    I would like to share with you some thoughts about the world of technology that for many of us we enjoy, seem to not be able to imagine living without it even when it is at times frustrating. What is the difference it all makes? As we enter the autonomous revolution, understanding philosophy, which I […]

  • “The way we treat the environment signifies our will to please God”. by Julie Peller Ph.D.

    In Psalm 40, the prayer is “Here I am, Oh God, I come to do your will.”  When we look around and see garbage in every parking lot, farm field and roadside, are we doing the will of the Creator?  When we purchase lots of unnecessary stuff, disposable and highly packaged goods, all which require […]

  • Does our Hope get in the way of True Hope?

    For all who struggle for restorative, social justice, climate change, equality in our world, we find ourselves reflecting this time of the year on our past; we find we might spend a tad more time in meditation and contemplation, we think of how the new year can be different, we HOPE. The struggle with HOPE […]

  • Contemplation

    As human beings, we need to feel valuable and worthwhile, which prevents us from sliding into deceptiveness and dishonesty. Think, meditate, reflect on ways you can help others besides yourself feel valuable and worthwhile. Maybe we can change the world? I believe the act of change requires some degree of reflecting, contemplation, etc. Thomas Merton […]

  • 30% of food grown worldwide is never consumed BY JULIE PELLER PH.D

    The holiday season is celebrated with festivities involving plentiful food and drinks.  Many view the cooking and sharing of meals as the best parts of the holidays.  It is also a time when people are more inclined to donate to food pantries and volunteer to ensure less fortunate people enjoy full meals.  The grocery stores […]

  • To be remembered

    In many Christian denominations, today is the Feast of Christ the King. A feast celebrated near the end of November and just before Advent. November is a month of remembrance. We remember all those who have passed before us. We all want to be remembered in some way. We put our names on tombstones; we […]

  • What was a big deal for Aristotle should be for us too

    1. ORDER Getting to the root cause was a big deal to Aristotle. The concept Occam’s razor You might remember from your philosophy or science classes—the idea that the simplest explanation is the most likely one? Well, Occam enhanced and promoted the Aristotelian root cause analysis and called it “Occam’s Razor.“  This is the old […]

  • Materialism and the likeness of God

    As a philosopher/theologian and technology zealot, I have come to believe in a supreme being.  In the grand scheme of things whatever name you give the “significant other” is fine.  When I, as a Christian come to know God I am talking about the Universal Christ.  The Christ that has been here at least for the […]