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The Humility of God

This month I returned to my roots in Franciscan theology in order to write a book chapter on Early Franciscan mysticism.  I revisited the world of Francis of Assisi who was a simple man, “unlettered,” and, in a sense, “uncluttered,” by soundbites and lofty ideas. In his youth he was a lover of fine things, a cloth merchant, a rogue, an attention-seeker. He wanted to be a famous knight in shining armor but wound up, instead, severely injured and lying on death’s door in a soldier’s hospital.  While recovering from his wounds, he experienced a power of love within him, calling him to rethink his life and where it was going.    When he left the hospital, he changed his life’s direction. He...
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Bridging The Gap Between Science And Religion

Several years ago, Woodstock Theological Center initiated a core research area in Science and Religion. Many people inquired about the purpose of this research, particularly because Science and Religion are…

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The Power Of Love In An Unfinished World

According to Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, “Love is the most universal, formidable and mysterious of cosmic energies,” “the very blood stream of spiritual evolution” (Teilhard, Building the Earth, 45, 49).…

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Co-creative Divinization: Towards Omega

For Jesuit paleontologist and visionary Teilhard de Chardin, the Omega point is the time-space in which psychospiritual and cultural evolution are consummated. Noogenesis is the evolution of a global membrane…

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Can You Choose A Consciousness Of Love To Live From?

Question: “How many Neuropsychologists does it take to change a light bulb?” Answer: “Only one, but the light bulb has got to want to change.” Therein lies the essence of…

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Love At The Heart Of The Cosmos

The world is showing itself to be a very fragile place. Just yesterday a terrorist attack in Istanbul claimed the lives of innocent people; here in the United States we…

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Evolution, Love, And Hyperphysics

Evolution discloses a pattern in nature which can be described as fourfold: attraction, unity, complexity and emergence. Beginning with the Big Bang, there is an inherent force of attraction in nature.…

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Love In A Fractured World: August, 2016

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] August’s theme: Love in a Fractured World: Exploring the deeper meaning of love as the root and source of existence itself. As we continue to add new content and explore our…

Love and the Physical Universe

Love and the Physical Universe

Download a copy of Ilia Delio’s PowerPoint presentation. Originally published on January 30, 2014. Download PDF

Heart of Matter

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Heart of Matter: “Ideas of the Sacred”

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