Teilhard de Chardin believed that thinking is essential to evolution. How we think is how we evolve because thinking is the act of the mind creating new unities and new horizons of insight.
To think is to unify, to make wholes where there are scattered fragments; not merely to register it but to confer upon it a form of unity it would otherwise be without.
– PIERRE TEILHARD DE CHARDIN
As you engage with the Omega Center content and blogs listed below, we encourage you to read and apply Ilia Delio’s instruction: READING FOR AN EVOLUTIONARY AGE: OMEGA LECTIO DIVINA.
by DIARMUID O'MURCHU
Traditionally, the word Incarnation denotes the coming of God into our world in the person and life of Jesus, which happened for the first and only time 2000 years ago.
I want to challenge the narrow reductionism of the inherited tradition, and instead, offer an evolutionary perspective in which we understand Incarnation as a process of embodiment that has been going on for billions of years, a flourishing that continues through the expanding and increasing complexity of the evolutionary process itself.
by ILIA DELIO
In this blog Ilia Delio considers recent reflections offered by Richard Rohr on the Cosmic Christ, and provides some additional thoughts.
Richard Rohr is one of the great vernacular theologians of our age. He has the gift of taking complex theological ideas and translating the core insights into the language of the people. In doing so, he has helped thousands of people around the globe come to a new appreciation of the mystery of God and the need for renewed spirituality today.
An audio interview with FR. RICHARD ROHR
In this interview Brie Stoner engages in conversation with Fr. Richard Rohr, covering a number of topics forthcoming in a new book he’s in the process of writing. Here they explore a more “universal” understanding of Christ—Christ as an ongoing manifestation from the very beginning of existence, manifesting through women and men and all living creatures, not confined to any particular faith tradition, and an animating force that continues to manifest in the evolutionary process itself.
by FR. RICHARD ROHR
Franciscan mysticism has a unique place in the world through its absolutely Christocentric lens, although the Franciscan emphasis is actually nothing more nor less than the full Gospel itself. Most Christians know about Jesus of Nazareth, but very few know about the Christ, and even fewer were ever taught how to put the two together. Many still seem to think that Christ is Jesus’ last name. By proclaiming my faith in Jesus Christ, I have made two acts of faith, one in Jesus and another in Christ. The times are demanding this full Gospel of us now.
September 25, 2017 A RESPONSE TO JOHN HAUGHT’S “A NEW COSMIC STORY” by ILIA DELIO
September 19, 2017 AN INTERVIEW WITH JOHN F. HAUGHT, an audio interview with JOHN F HAUGHT
September 5, 2017 THE NEW COSMIC STORY by JOHN F HAUGHT
August 29, 2017 GOD AS MYSTERY by ILIA DELIO
August 17, 2017 DESPITE THE NEWS, WE BELONG TO ONE ANOTHER by ILIA DELIO
July 24, 2017 CREATING AN INTERIOR UNIVERSE, an audio interview with ILIA DELIO
July 20, 2017 WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO LIVE IN EVOLUTION? by ILIA DELIO
July 7, 2017 FINDING OUR WAY IN AN EVOLUTIONARY WORLD by ILIA DELIO
June 21, 2017 THE TRANSFORMATIVE POWER OF SUFFERING by PAMELA BEGEMAN AND MARY ANNE BEST
May 30, 2017 SUFFERING AND LOVE IN TEILHARD’S SPIRITUALITY by LOUIS M. SAVARY
May 15, 2017 TEACHING TEILHARDIAN HOPE IN HONG KONG by MARTY SCHMIDT
May 2, 2017 TEILHARD FOR TROUBLED TIMES – Part 3 by CYNTHIA BOURGEAULT
April 17, 2017 TEILHARD FOR TROUBLED TIMES – Part 2 by CYNTHIA BOURGEAULT
April 3, 2017 TEILHARD FOR TROUBLED TIMES – Part 1 by CYNTHIA BOURGEAULT
March 15, 2017 REFLECTING ON HOW OUR LIVES MATTER TO GOD, a reflection by BRIE STONER
March 3. 2017 DO WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE TO GOD? by ILIA DELIO
February 20, 2017 PERFECT LOVE CASTS OUT FEAR by HEIDI RUSSELL
February 13, 2017 LOVE IN AN UNTRUSTFUL MILIEU by WILLIAM THOMPSON-UBERUAGA
February 6, 2017 LOVE IN AN AGE OF DISTRUST by ILIA DELIO
January 30, 2017 KENOTIC LOVE AND TRUE PERSONHOOD: A RECORDED CONVERSATION, an audio recording with Ilia Delio and Cynthia Bourgeault
January 23, 2017 CHRIST IS A CYBORG: THE COSMIC CHRIST AND A TECHNOLOGY OF RESURRECTION by GREGORY R. HANSELL
January 16, 2017 LOVE, HOPE, AND THE COSMIC FUTURE by JOHN F HAUGHT
January 9, 2017 INTERVIEW: APPROACHING THE NEW YEAR an audio interview with Ilia Delio
January 2, 2017 GOD IS BORN AGAIN AND AGAIN by ILIA DELIO
December 26, 2016 LOVE AND THE DARK ENERGY OF EXPANSION by TED PETERS
December 19, 2016 ADVENT: LOVE COMING TO FULLNESS by RICHARD ROHR
December 12, 2016 LOVE IN AN UNFINISHED UNIVERSE: AN ADVENT REFLECTION by BRUCE SANGUIN
December 5, 2016 WAITING IN AN UNFINISHED UNIVERSE by ILIA DELIO
November 28, 2016 NOVEMBER INTERVIEW: HARNESSING LOVE IN CHANGING AND CHALLENGING TIMES, an audio interview with Ilia Delio
November 21, 2016 WOULD YOU TAKE A “JESUS PILL”? by RON COLE-TURNER
November 14, 2016 ON KILLING MICE AND LOVING ROBOTS: ARE WE COMMITTING A GREAT INJUSTICE? by PETER ARMSTRONG
November 7, 2016 THE DEPTH OF LOVE IN A SHALLOW CULTURE by ILIA DELIO
October 31, 2016 OCTOBER INTERVIEW: LOVE IN THE MIDST OF SUFFERING an audio interview with Ilia Delio
October 24, 2016 MY PERSONAL REFLECTION ON SEEKING NEW TRUTHS by CHARLOTTE A. TOMAINO, PHD
October 17, 2016 GOD OF LOVE IN A QUANTUM COSMOLOGY by PETER TREMBLAY
October 10, 2016 THE EMERGENCE OF DIVINE LOVE THROUGH HUMAN SUFFERING by PATRICK BELDIO, MFA, PHD
October 3, 2016 WHAT IS GOD? by ILIA DELIO, OSF
September 26, 2016 THE SECOND AXIAL EMERGENCE by MATTHEW WRIGHT
September 19, 2016 FOUR WAYS OF UNDERSTANDING LOVE IN A FRACTURED WORLD by EDWIN E. OLSON, PHD
September 12, 2016 LOVE IS THE ANSWER – WHAT IS THE QUESTION? by CYNTHIA BOURGEAULT
September 5, 2016 LOVE AS THE BRIDGE BETWEEN SCIENCE AND RELIGION by ILIA DELIO, OSF
August 29, 2016 CAN SCIENCE HEAL OUR WORLD? by ILIA DELIO, OSF
August 22, 2016 THE POWER OF LOVE IN AN UNFINISHED WORLD by KATHLEEN DUFFY
August 15, 2016 CO-CREATIVE DIVINIZATION: TOWARDS OMEGA by PETER B. TODD
August 8, 2016 CAN YOU CHOOSE A CONSCIOUSNESS OF LOVE TO LIVE FROM? by CHARLOTTE A. TOMAINO, PHD
August 1, 2016 LOVE AT THE HEART OF THE COSMOS by ILIA DELIO, OSF