Tag: religious education

  • “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 […]

  • For Great Lakes communities, there are a few clear links of climate change to everyday life: drinking water, fishing, and recreation. ~ Julie Peller Ph.D.

    An informative report sponsored by the Environmental Policy and Law and Center summarizes the impacts and concerns of climate change on the Great Lakes and surrounding regions. A team of experts on climate change compiled “An Assessment of the Impacts of Climate Change on the Great Lakes.”  Part of their conclusions states “Scientific analyses clearly […]

  • Reflections of acts of kindness to Mother Earth ~ Julie Peller Ph.D.

    Each time you choose a nature-compatible substitute for a plastic item or simply eliminate plastic materials in your life, you engage in an act of kindness on behalf of Mother Earth.  The science community continues to gather information on the disastrous effects of our plastic addiction, much of which is in plain sight. In 2014, […]

  • Will the ‘Autonomous Revolution’ usher in Aristotle’s ‘Eudaimonia’?

    “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 “The abyss that separates us from ourselves.” I […]

  • Responsible recycling is an act of kindness ~ Julie Peller PhD

    It is always a good time to engage in acts of kindness, and the opportunities seem to be greater during the holiday season. While we typically view these in the context of one another, acts of kindness should extend to earthly care.  Pope Francis describes mother earth as the poorest of the poor, due to […]

  • Ecological hermeneutics of MT 25

    “I was hungry, and you gave me food, I was thirsty, and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger, and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me … Just as you […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]