Tag Archives: teach purpose

Practice Makes Perfect: A Missing Piece in Teaching for Purpose

Introduction Most of us would probably agree that gaining a life purpose is among the most important ingredients of a life well-lived. It appears so fundamental to personal fulfilment and social progress that it seems imperative that we teach about … Continue reading

Posted in inner awakening | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Teaching Teilhardian Hope in Hong Kong: A Response to Cynthia Bourgeault’s “Teilhard for Troubled Times”

More than two years ago Episcopalian priest and spiritual teacher Cynthia Bourgeault named 2015 the “Year of Teilhard,” encouraging study of the work of 20th century French paleontologist and Jesuit priest Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881-1955). Over the last month … Continue reading

Posted in inner awakening, social conscience education | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

Body, Mind and Heart: A New Curriculum Approach to “Service, Society, and the Sacred”

Three years ago my Humanities I in Action students and I wrapped up our yearlong study with the Heroic Cycle ritual at Mary Knoll retreat house in Stanley. Now three years later some of these students will join me again … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 18 Comments

“Can I Teach a Whole Semester on Purpose?”

Reflections on a New Approach to Teaching “Service, Society, and the Sacred” “Inside of every student – from kindergarten through graduate school – lurks an implicit question, often unformed and unconscious, rarely spoken.  It’s a simple question on the surface, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged | 6 Comments