Essays by Ilia Delio

Man praying as the sun rises in the mountains.

When Did Jesus Become God?

[God is another name for personhood.  The Christian mutation is the development of personhood in freedom and love.] In an article on “The Emergence of Devotion to Jesus in the…

metahuman

Towards the Metahuman in 2024

We are on the cusp of a New Year and the crystal ball in New York City, marking the new year, will soon be released in Times Square. While we…

homepage-video-placeholder

A New World is Dawning in our Midst

Dear Friends, I just finished teaching two classes of fifty students, between eighteen and twenty-one years old, on many of the ideas we discuss at the Center for Christogenesis. The…

Dome on earth 0

The World Will Change by Creating a New One

There is a lot of uncertainty at present with the war in the Middle East, the devastation of Ukraine, the mass shooting in Maine and the lack of political leadership…

Underwater view of the sea surface

Science Without Religion is Like an Ocean Without Water

Teilhard de Chardin was a scientist who thought of science as a process; he found joy in exploring the unknown mysteries of matter. In a small essay on the “The Spiritual Power of Matter,” he tells the story of two travelers in the desert, one seeks spiritual truth by leaving the world, the other is lured by matter as the realm of the Absolute. To survive, he must wrestle with Matter and see what it reveals.

the conductor holding baton standing on top of a mountain against night sky with Northern Lights,illustration painting

Rebirthing Religion

In his most recent book, What to believe? Twelve Brief Lessons in Radical Theology, Villanova philosopher, John Caputo, lays out one of the most accessible (and witty) descriptions of radical…

Couple walking on a surreal rainbow bridge, with vibrant colors radiating from their footsteps, symbolizing the journey of love and the shared adventures that await. Generative Ai

Mysticism: The Bridge Between Religion and Evolution

I have always been attracted to mystical theology. God is simply an inexhaustible mystery of love who draws me into the wonder of life. I feel at home among the…

Watercolor Diversity,  All Faces Matter.  Embracing Diversity and Inclusion through a Vibrant Watercolor Painting of Humanity.  Generative Ai

God 2.0 and Techno Sapien Life

The introduction of ChatGPT in November 2022 created quite a stir, as artificial intelligence can now mimic human intelligence. The ability of a machine to write an essay of complex…

The Wisdom of GodE

God of the Im/Possible

With the resurrection of Jesus Christ, time is interrupted and we are startled by a deeper reality: God is doing new things. Underneath a world racked by war, racial hatred,…