PROCESS THEOLOGY
Being • Existentialism • God • Time • Trinity • Whitehead
The British philosopher and mathematician, Alfred North Whitehead, is generally considered the ‘father of process philosophy’. Read more
FAITH HOPE LOVE
Being • Existentialism • God • John & Paul • Time • Whitehead
“Love is patient, love is kind…It does not seek its own interests, it…rejoices with the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails. Read more
“IS GOD DEAD?”
Christ • God • Parmenides • Trinity • Whitehead
So read the cover of Time Magazine on April 8, 1966. Time was reporting on a handful of radical theologians who claimed to have invented “Death of God Theology” (aka Theothanatology). Read more
SHAKESPEARE
Culture • Eschatology • Whitehead
Machiavelli, Nietzsche, Duchamp, Camus, Ionesco, Beckett – these are names that come to mind when one thinks about nihilism... Read more
THE MEANING OF LIFE
Eschatology • God • Whitehead
(Toward the end of his life, A. J. Ayer, British philosopher and the father of Logical Positivism, gave a lecture on the Meaning of Life. Read more
HOW THE WORLD WORKS
Being • Eschatology • God • Trinity • Whitehead
The world consists entirely of events. Events have elements but not parts: they are indivisible because they are self-reflective and recursive. Read more
The PROBLEM OF GOOD
Being • God • Time • Whitehead
You’re familiar with the Problem of Evil. It is an argument often advanced against the existence of God. Read more
THEOLOGY 101
Anaximander • Eschatology • Existentialism • Genesis • God • Parmenides • Time • Trinity • Whitehead
Theology 101 is comprehensive…but not complete. Questions remain to be answered, themes need to be further developed. Read more
LEIBNIZ
Being • God • Whitehead
In his own words…and in mine! When several predicates are attributed to a single subject and this subject is attributed to no other, it is called an individual substance (monad). Read more
PSALM 151
Eschatology • God • Prayer • Whitehead
“The Book of Psalms consists of 150 songs praising or exhorting God” - (Psalms, another essay in this collection). Read more
CREATIONISM
Genesis • Whitehead
Creationism is the belief that the cosmos, the earth, living organisms, and/or human beings came to be instantaneously in something very much like their current form(s). Read more
DANTE & THE YELLOW SUBMARINE
Anaximander • Being • Science • Time • Whitehead • Yellow Submarine
"In the middle of the journey of our life I came to myself within a dark wood where the straight way was lost. Ah, how hard a thing it is to tell of that wood, savage and harsh and dense... Read more
TWO ROADS DIVERGED?
Culture • Whitehead
Ask anyone passingly acquainted with American poetry to tell you the title of his favorite Robert Frost poem and you might expect to hear, “Two roads diverged in a wood”. Read more
SAINT DALLAN'S CREED
Being • God • Prayer • Whitehead
Philosophy has traditionally distinguished between the essence of things and the existence of things. Read more
RIGHT AND JUST written by David Cowles
Being • Christ • Eschatology • God • Whitehead
In Roman Catholic liturgy, the Eucharistic Prayer, the central event of the Mass that incorporates the Transubstantiation of bread and wine into the body and blood of Christ (“this is my body…this... Read more
CORINTHIANS written by David Cowles
Anaximander • Christ • Eschatology • God • John & Paul • Parmenides • Politics • Whitehead
In the Bible’s New Testament, 14 letters (or epistles) have traditionally been attributed to Paul of Tarsus, St. Paul. Read more
NIETZSCHE written by David Cowles
Anaximander • Being • Christ • Existentialism • Heraclitus • John & Paul • Trinity • Whitehead
“What alone can our teaching be? – That no one gives a human being his qualities: not God, not society, not his parents or ancestors, not he himself…” “The fatality of his nature cannot b... Read more
NORSE MYTHOLOGY written by David Cowles
Culture • Eschatology • Pound & Joyce • Trinity • Whitehead
Beyond the works of Wagner (The Ring),Tolkien (Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit) and, of course, Marvel Comics, most of what we know about Norse Mythology comes from just two sources: The Elder Edda, ... Read more
CHRISTMAS written by David Cowles
Christ • Eschatology • God • Whitehead
On Christmas, we celebrate the birth of Jesus, a Nazarene who Christians believe is the Christ, the Messiah foretold throughout Old Testament scripture. Read more
MYTHOLOGY written by David Cowles
Culture • Whitehead
Language, the principal medium of human reason, comes in three voices: systematic, poetic and mythic. Read more
APOCALYPSE NOW!
Eschatology • Parmenides • Whitehead
No, not the movie…the Eucharist! Much of Christian eschatology is organized around two concepts: Apocalypse and Parousia, ancient Greek words commonly translated as “revelation” and “coming... Read more
BEAUTY AND THE TRUTH
Culture • John & Paul • Whitehead
“Beauty is truth, truth beauty, that is all Ye know on earth and all ye need to know. Read more
FRAGMENT 8
Being • Eschatology • Parmenides • Whitehead
What is the most important single work in Western philosophical tradition? Is it Plato’s Timaeus? John’s Gospel? Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason? Wittgenstein’s Philosophical Investigations? ... Read more
REVELATION
Christ • Eschatology • God • John & Paul • Parmenides • Whitehead
In its introduction to the Book of Revelation, the New American Bible (Revised Edition), currently the official translation of the Roman Catholic Church, states: “The Apocalypse, or Revelation to Jo... Read more
WHITEHEAD – THE PLAY
For Kids • God • Whitehead
(Text from Process and Reality, “God and the World”, by Alfred North Whitehead. Read more
LORD'S PRAYER
Eschatology • God • Prayer • Whitehead
Our father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Read more
GRACE
Eschatology • God • Whitehead
“We are not what we are and we are what we are not.” --- Jean Paul Sartre Our being is really a perpetual becoming. We are never static, never at rest. Read more
THE NATURE OF GOD
God • Whitehead
In an earlier essay in this collection, Atheism, we demonstrated that theism and atheism share a common history and a common intellectual orientation. Read more
EPHESUS: DOCTRINE OF TRINITY
Christ • Heraclitus • John & Paul • Trinity • Whitehead
The City of Ephesus, located in modern day Turkey, has hosted some of the most important advances in the history of Western Philosophy. Read more
SUFFICIENT & NECESSARY?
Christ • Eschatology • God • Heraclitus • John & Paul • Whitehead
Scientists, philosophers and even theologians build models in an attempt to explain phenomena they’ve observed, whether results of laboratory tests, recurrent patterns in nature or prayer experienc... Read more