I’ll be teaching Introduction to Christian Mysticism through Emory University’s Continuing Education Program. Classes meet on Monday evenings from November 5 through December 3. I hope I’ll see you there… and please tell your friends, share on Facebook, Twitter, etc.! Thank you. To register: https://register.ece.emory.edu/modules/shop/index.html?action=section&OfferingID=3827&SectionID=17304 Course Description: The renowned twentieth century German theologian Karl Rahner said, “The [...]
Here’s a fascinating video, and I’d love to hear what people think about this. Although it’s aimed at business, when I watch this I wonder about what the relationship will be between social media and mystical spirituality in the years to come. Sitting in front of a computer screen isn’t exactly a traditional contemplative practice; [...]
In honor of the recent news article from LiveScience.com that reports a study which has finally scientifically proven that cats control their “owners” (I put it in quotation marks because I think it’s a coin toss as to who really owns who), I’d like to commend to you this short little video which was produced [...]
I don’t normally venture into politics in this blog. I believe that contemplative prayer and Christian mysticism are for everyone, across the political spectrum. However, a blog post that I have just read, critiquing a prominent Catholic pundit who appears to have let his partisan politics cloud his assessment of Papal teaching, is, I believe, [...]
Watch this video. It may seem like an odd video to appear on a website devoted to mysticism, but think for a minute about the parable of the sower… and then compare it to what’s going on in our world today.
…Right-wing Catholic bloggers, acting as a thinly disguised political front for the GOP, remain fixated on the goal of precipitating an unnecessary war between the Holy See and America’s next administration. It is dismaying to see a few American prelates and their “anonymous” Vatican commentators acting as witting or unwitting coconspirators in this divisive action. [...]
Forbes.com has just named Atlanta the worst city in the United States for commuters. Here’s what they have to say: Here, in the fastest-growing city in America, more people flood the roadways than the infrastructure can handle. Commuters spend 60 hours a year stuck in traffic, second only to those in Los Angeles. If that [...]