Tag Archives: Jonathan Haidt

In Search of a Science-Religion Rapprochement: Introducing the Life and Vision of Teilhard de Chardin

“I fully expect that in the next millennium Teilhard will generally be regarded as the fourth major thinker of the western Christian tradition. These would be St. Paul, Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, and Teilhard.” – Thomas Berry, The Human Phenomenon, p. … Continue reading

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Teaching as Lutheran Vocation at HKIS

This comment on Lutheran vocation is dedicated to my parents, Allan and Sandy Schmidt, both of whom taught me about the vocation of teaching from little on.  Both have served in Lutheran schools their entire adult lives. Here we are … Continue reading

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Pick Your Path: Exploring Student Spiritual Practices in a Hinduism Unit

As I begin teaching Hinduism again in my World Religions class, I’ve decided to make a more explicit attempt to involve students in personal spiritual practices as part of the curriculum. This entry provides my lesson plans in this mini-unit, … Continue reading

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Moral Elevation on Holiday in Burma

“Awe is the beginning of wisdom” – Rabbi Heschel “Our ego so voraciously grasps at whatever it can get for itself; typically, it does not have what it needs, which is connection with something holy . . . rather, the … Continue reading

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