Tag: reading groups

  • “Imagine if we used $18 billion to ensure healthy tap water for all people in the US.” By Julie Peller Ph.D.

    “With joy you shall draw water.” (Isaiah 12:3) How plentiful and accessible is fresh, clean water in this day and age? Are we using water in a sustainable manner, in a way that meets present needs of all people and the needs of future generations?  For sustenance and continuance of life on the earth, fresh, […]

  • 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 […]

  • “Be ready because the light will surely come”

    Cassidy Hall post this insight into the heart and mind of Fr. Charles Cummings, OCSO   “The monastic night watch is good practice in the art of waiting, as we patiently look for the coming of dawn. Monks and nuns wait in the dark, longing for the light of dawn but unable to hasten its […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • In life our “Why?” has to be bigger than our “Why not?”

    The benefit of changing must surpass the comfort of staying. the WHY and why not are in the context of a cause-effect…..of Objective and Subjective. The WHY is the objective question we ask about life and the why not is the subjective component. without the WHY in our life, THE WHY not will lead us […]

  • 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 […]

  • The Universe, Technology & the Significant Other

    “It does no good to make fantastic progress, if we don’t know how to live with it, and if, in fact, our technology becomes nothing more than an expensive and complicated way of cultural disintegration…..the fact remains that we have created for ourselves a culture which is not yet livable for mankind as a whole.” […]

  • Feast Day of the original “Ecotheologian”

    Today is the feast of St Francis, celebrated by Anglicans, Lutherans, and Catholics, and believers of all who see the protection of our environment important. Francis, whom I consider to be the original “Ecotheologian“. A person who understood that creation was the first bible. St. Francis, during his life, lived in a pivotal period when Western […]


    Care for Creation is an important facet of Christian beliefs and a moral obligation for those with a true concern about future generations. An ancient Indian proverb expresses “We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.”  Generational justice is the expectation when societies possess compassion. However, the current […]