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Pierre Teilhard De Chardin

Positively You: Nurturing Life's Longest And Most Potent Love Affair

Marina Rose, QDNA | Posted 10.11.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Marina Rose, QDNA

It seems that everyone these days is captivated with taking selfies. From celebrities to politicians, to the figurative girl next door, there's no bet...

Suicide or Adoration: The 'Doomsday Clock' and the Abrahamic Faiths

Eric Elnes | Posted 01.26.2017 | Religion
Eric Elnes

Jesuit paleontologist Teilhard de Chardin once observed that "humanity is being taken to the place where it will have to choose between suicide and ad...

Science and Mysticism

Dave Pruett | Posted 01.25.2017 | Religion
Dave Pruett

"We are in trouble just now because we do not have a good story. We are between stories." -- Father Thomas Berry Our species -- Homo sapiens -- is ...

Francis' Momentous Encyclical: On Care for Our Common Home

Dave Pruett | Posted 06.19.2016 | Religion
Dave Pruett

Francis, a boxer in his youth, pulls no punches: "Doomsday predictions can no longer be met with irony or disdain. We may well be leaving to coming generations debris, desolation and filth."

Pope Francis' Integral Ecology

Dave Pruett | Posted 05.28.2016 | Religion
Dave Pruett

There's a new term being bandied about, and it's high time we paid heed: integral ecology. Whenever the same notion arises synchronously in a number of different contexts -- in this case the Catholic Church, the Occupy movement, the climate movement, and the new-economy movement -- it's an idea whose time has arrived.

The Fallacy in the Culture Wars: The Individual vs. the Collective

Dave Pruett | Posted 05.15.2016 | Religion
Dave Pruett

At the root of the culture wars lies a fundamental dichotomy in worldviews. Which is more essential to humanity: the individual or the collective?

Toward a Post-Materialistic Science

Dave Pruett | Posted 12.01.2014 | Religion
Dave Pruett

The newest frontier of science is the study of consciousness, for which a materialistic bias is particularly prejudicial.

The Ghost Of Pierre Teilhard De Chardin

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 06.02.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Are American nuns paying for the sins of a Jesuit priest who died in the 1950s? It might seem that way, given the ongoing showdown between do...

A Constant Bullying

Dave Pruett | Posted 04.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Dave Pruett

Most of us pay no heed to our mythology. It's the water we swim in, and we take it completely for granted. Or worse, we discount whatever smells of mythology. "That's just a myth," the saying goes, meaning an untruth, something believed without a shred of evidence.

God, Spiritual Evolution, and Internet Porn

Rea Nolan Martin | Posted 03.05.2014 | Religion
Rea Nolan Martin

The Internet on its own is not essentially good or bad. It's a tool, a searchlight directed at us -- our attic, our living space and our basement. And, as it turns out, the basement is filthy, swimming in debris and crying out to be cleaned.

Cosmogenesis and Consciousness

Dave Pruett | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Dave Pruett

No one, in my estimation, bridged the gulf between science and faith better than Teilhard de Chardin, the French paleontologist, priest, and mystic (1881-1955). By his success, Teilhard provided a model for those who seek integrity in the reconciliation of science and spirituality.

Outgoing Pope Benedict Was A Friend Of Science

Karl Giberson, Ph.D | Posted 04.19.2013 | Religion
Karl Giberson, Ph.D

An underappreciated achievement of Pope Benedict has been his consistent support for science. Benedict was a quiet and powerful voice calling for Christians to embrace science.

A Gospel of Wealth

Robert Koehler | Posted 02.12.2013 | Chicago
Robert Koehler

I could have done the "pretend not to see you" thing. Taking that option is part of life these days, especially in Chicago. She'd been standing in the middle of the intersection, trying to get money so that -- if she was to be believed -- she and her daughter could get dinner at the McDonald's on the corner.

Good News From the "Omega Point"

Ken Atchity | Posted 12.22.2012 | College
Ken Atchity

If we were created in the image of God (aka the consciousness behind the universe), why wouldn't we evolve toward being godlike?

Self-Portraits: When Artists Turn Their Gaze Inward

Jane Chafin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jane Chafin


Discovering Fire

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Koehler

"Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then, for a second time in t...

Noosphere of Naiveté

Pavel Somov, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Pavel Somov, Ph.D.

"Both the French paleontologist-priest Pierre Teilhard de Chardin and the Russian atheist Vladimir Vernadsky agreed that Earth is developing a global ...

Moving Beyond the Pathology of History: Why We Need a Shift in Human Consciousness

Dr. Jean Houston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Dr. Jean Houston

How can we not hope for a collective death-and-rebirth of society when the commercial interests of the powerful devastate our environment, our values, our quality of life, our education, our culture, and even life itself?

The Everyday Religion of Joseph Campbell

Derek Beres | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Derek Beres

Pinning down a divinity to push your agenda is like grasping the sun with tiny palms. You can try, but it'll slip through your fingers every time.