An audio interview with Diarmuid O’Murchu
In this Omega Center interview Brie Stoner engages in conversation with prominent evolutionary thinker and writer Diarmuid O’Murchu, discussing topics from his most recent book Incarnation: An Evolutionary Threshold. Fundamental to this book are the questions “What does Incarnation mean for each of us?” and “What are the practical applications and implications that arise from this question?” Diarmuid suggests we need an expanded view of “the body” and embodiment, and an evolutionary approach to gender, relationships, sexuality, desire, personal boundaries, paradox, and suffering.
“The way forward is the call to justice, the call to bring about a world in which there is greater participation and mutuality and empowerment —and that will involve a certain amount of suffering —but that’s suffering for the sake of a greater good….and that’s the suffering that makes more evolutionary sense, and in the long term makes more spiritual and theological sense. And I think that’s the kind of suffering Jesus wanted us to take on.”
We hope you enjoy this very engaging and thought-provoking conversation.
LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW HERE (~ 48 minutes):
DOWNLOAD AUDIO MP3 HERE (Chrome, Safari, IE, and other browsers right-click & save to download)
Read the Omega Center blog by Diarmuid O’Murchu here: INCARNATION AS EMBODIMENT OF SPIRIT
RESOURCES REFERENCED IN THIS CONVERSATION:
Incarnation: An Evolutionary Threshold – by Diarmuid O’Murchu
Just Love: A Framework for Christian Sexual Ethics– by Margaret Farley
Diarmuid O’Murchu, is a member of the Sacred Heart Missionary Order and a social psychologist offering social ministry predominantly in London, UK. He has worked as a couple’s counselor, in bereavement work, AIDS-HIV counselling, and with homeless people and refugees. He is a popular workshop leader internationally, and facilitates programs on Adult Faith Development. His newest book is Incarnation: A New Evolutionary Threshold. Other popular books include Quantum Theology, Ancestral Grace, Jesus in the Power of Poetry, Christianity’s Dangerous Memory, God in the Midst of Change, and On Being a Postcolonial Christian. You can learn more about Diarmuid O’Murchu and his work on his website here.
Brie Stoner is a mother of two boys, a Michigan dweller, musician, writer, student and 2015 graduate of the Living School for Action and Contemplation. Brie currently serves as a program designer for the Center for Action and Contemplation. She is enrolled in the Chicago Theological Seminary’s graduate program, and hopes to earn her M.A. continuing her studies on Teilhard de Chardin, whose work she regularly writes about on her own blog Becoming Ultra Human.
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