Matter articulate

From the epilogue of Denys Turner's biography of St. Thomas Aquinas: Thomas's matter speaks, it overflows with meaning. For what are human beings but matter articulate, animals that in speaking make sounds utter, and in writing make literate shapes?... Articulate animals that were are, our bodies speak to one another, and through word and gesture …

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My universe

July 3, 2015, in Timu, northeastern Uganda: The last couple of weeks I've been reading My Universe by Teilhard de Chardin. It's a short and exceptionally clear presentation of his main ideas. I record here some key quotes that I want to remember...because they speak my truth as well: "Ever since childhood, the need to …

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Bone collectors

When one is inculcated with a biblical worldview, the first few chapters of Genesis provide the bedrock foundation. Genesis 1 describes the beginning of Creation, and then all of cosmic history unfolds between there and the last chapter of Revelation. When the biblical worldview was no longer working for me, I felt the need to …

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