A new translation of Genesis 1, updating many ideas in terms of modern cosmology, but also in mystical terms of God's own Incarnation in and as the cosmos, and in all Life as well.
Confessions quote, BHT: My Late Love!
A famous quote from St. Augustine's Confessions, newly translated.
Who is the “Only Begotten”? A Mystical Interpretation
We often think that Jesus was the "only begotten," but was he the only one that God begat? What else was "born" from that divine Source?
Animals Don’t Seem to Worship God, So Did Humans Invent God?
Did the idea of "God" only arise with humans? And if so, what does that say about the reality of God, and our relationship with God?
Reconstructing Mormonism’s and Christianity’s Jesus/Christ
Jesus is, of course, the center of Christianity, including Mormonism. In Mormonism, he is prominently identified in the name of the largest denomination of which I was a member, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Everything revolves around Jesus.
“Canticle of the Sun,” by St. Francis of Assisi, and Joseph Smith’s “Olive Leaf”
One of the last things we did at the seminar with Bernard McGinn this past weekend was read through and discuss Saint Francis of Assisi's poem and religious song Canticle of the Sun. McGinn considers this to be a very mystical text from Francis, as Francis seems to see God powerfully in and throughout the whole of creation, including in the sun, moon, stars, Earth, etc. McGinn noted that it is a kind of nature mysticism. Francis wrote most of it in the year 1224, and the last few lines in 1226 just before his death.
Falling in Love with the Earth is Knowing God and our Self: A Commentary on Thich Nhat Hanh and Climate Change
This past week I was saddened to see the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report that paints a grim picture of the current status of climate change and the future projection of this century. This report was commissioned during the 2015 Paris summit on climate change. It's a wake up call to the [...]
“One Song: The Science of Oneness” by JD Stillwater
In my recent move from Utah to Pennsylvania I've had the opportunity to get to know wonderful new people, and one of those is JD Stillwater. He is a wise, affable, loving, and talented science educator, writer, musician, mystic, naturalist, speaker, and much more. As part of his Seven Candles project, a non-profit organization with [...]
John 3:16 BHT, God Beloved the Cosmos
An addition to the BHT, where Jesus notes how God beloved the Cosmos.
The Godhead in the Light of Evolution
How should we regard the Godhead, or the Trinity as many Christians call it, taking into consideration biological evolution, particularly human evolution, and other modern science?