Tag: social phase change

  • What’s it all about?

    I view life in three stages: first, we engage in formal learning; second, actively earning, and third, we should be returning and sharing our wisdom.At the end of earthly life, we often gather to celebrate the life led. But, we who are living should view our third stage of life as the living celebration of […]

  • neanderthals Living in Virtual Space

    This is a most interesting podcast from Rick Synder and Af Malhotra with Bill davidow who wrote the book The Autonomous Revolution Great listen for working out, riding your bike or on the treadmill

  • History has taught us …

    History has taught us that “religion” is not divorced from the work-a-day world. Matthew 5 is a good example. Social Justice programs in churches during the entire industrial revolution (which just recently ended) brought about a greater awareness of church and society’s role and the relationship between the two. Today In classical economics terms, there […]

  • Once the science is understood, we face additional questions By Julie Peller Ph.D.

    The necessary societal changes implemented due to the coronavirus pandemic created unique opportunities for scientists who study the atmosphere and air quality. Imagine that your work involves the study of air pollution, and some of the primary pollution emissions were forcibly reduced across an entire country, an experimental scenario you could never create to understand […]

  • Justice, Ecology, Social Action, Contemplation and a lecture from Steven Millies

      Justice, Ecology, Social Action, Contemplation, and political action are interwoven as a seamless garment.  This is what we call Church.   We see this in Thomas Merton, Thomas Keatings, Richard Rohr, and yes, Pope Francis.   The Hank Center  and the various lectures they present help us understand what is happening at the intersection […]

  • The Hank Center Panel Discussion

    I am a big fan of the work of the Hank Center at Loyola University in Chicago. Many of the themes we all discuss on this site address issues we see in the encyclicals of Pope Francis and his homilies and other writings including speeches.Yesterday the Hank Center had a panel discussion(short intro below) discussing […]

  • 40% of the American population is moderately responding to the climate crisis. ~ Julie Peller Ph.D.

      Last week’s column was a reminder that if we care about the Earth and future generations, we need to act now – on the individual and societal levels – to impede climate change. A recent survey from the Yale Program on Climate Change Communications suggests that 40% of the American population is moderately responding […]

  • Mystics are we…

    As mystics in the contemporary world, we find ourselves studying and reading mystics’ life for guidance in our lives. As an academic patristic theologian and professionally a technology zealot, I see in the evolution of mystics and their role and thinking as hope in the future; I am currently reading Ilia Delio’s new book, “Re-Enchanting the Earth, why […]

  • Are People of Religion Social Engineers?

    As we live in a world of change, we need to reflect on the two significant changes humans have experienced: The Agricultural revolution and the Industrial Revolution, to see how the “technology” of each era shaped and molded their thinking and actions. We should not forget the “technology” of the Agricultural and Industrial ages shaped […]

  • 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 […]