Tag: reading groups

  • GREEN JUNCTION & PLASTICS 14 SEPT 2019 BY JULIE PELLER PH.D​.

    The Midway Islands are unincorporated territories of the United States, located about 1300 miles northwest of Honolulu, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Formally designated Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge in 1996, there are 2.4 square miles of land. US Fish and Wildlife staff who study seabird habitats and island restoration are currently the […]

  • Order-Disorder-Reorder

    When I reflect on the Universal Christ, and re-read the book by Richard Rohr, The Divine Dance…and reflect upon what Richard Rohr has written about order-disorder-reorder in his other writings and then go back and re-read what philosophers throughout the ages have written about order-disorder-reorder, one can see how these three dimensions are not only […]

  • The River under our feet

    Meister Eckhart once said, “God is like an underground river.” It suggests God is universal and not confined to one location, is all moving. As the old saying goes, “you can’t step into the same river twice.” The statement tells us that we all can access the Source (God) if we dig (our wells) long […]

  • Reflections 6.19.19

    Lord, as we start out each day, nudge us to be kind, to say only that which builds up one another. To reach out to those in need and be a source of comfort. Each day I reflect on the writings of my favorite Patristic teacher, Ephrem. “Scripture brought me to the Gate of Paradise, […]

  • Reflections: 5 June 2019

    “God is the unconditional love and forgiveness that Jesus reveals, but God is also the energy that lies at the base of everything that is.” – Ron Rolheiser, OMI We often forget that God loves us way before we ever come to meet God. The Greater Good in life is achieved with action. The price […]

  • Green Junction: By Julie Peller PhD

    I would like to introduce a column we will be adding called the “Green Junction” by Julie Peller PhD.  Julie Peller PhD, is an environmental chemist (Professor of Chemistry at Valparaiso University ) and she leads the Environmental Ministry at Nativity of Our Savior in Portage IN. Julie has been writing a weekly column for […]

  • God Speaks to Us….Are We Listening?

    The Second Vatican Council’s third major category is called ‘Revelation‘. Not only through scripture but also through tradition and history. In the documents, there is an emphasis on scripture. The Latin rite history was less accustomed to placing emphasis on scripture than on canon law. Revelations, if you think about it is God speaking to […]

  • Lumen Gentium Are you still with us?

    DOGMATIC CONSTITUTION ON THE CHURCH:  LUMEN GENTIUM. “Thus, the Church has been seen as ‘a people made one with the unity of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.'(4*).” Many scholars believe this document, Lumen Gentium (Light for the Nations) is likely one of the most important. Christ is light for all the nations, […]

  • Are Prayers to Guardian Angels Apostolic? — Orthodox Christian Theology

    While much of what separates Protestants from Orthodox (or any branch of Apostolic Christianity) is couched in soteriological differences, if we are honest the main points of differences pertain to orthopraxy. The Orthodox stand, they repeat prayers, they have icons, they sort of believe in Purgatory, they pray to saints/angels as well as God, and […] […]

  • Virtual Reading Club: Thomas Merton

    Virtual Reading Club: Thomas Merton

    The reading group is the beginning of our transformational journey. Engage in Thought provoking discussion on the life, times and writings of Thomas Merton and the inspiration it brings to our lives in our journey meeting the Living God. As Merton said, “JOIN IN THE GENERAL DANCE.” Our virtual discussion group is the “general dance.” […]