Bill Toner SJ

God in my breathing

August 20, 2021

BILL TONER SJ :: Indian Jesuit Tony de Mello showed us how to pay attention to our breathing and why this is a valuable form of prayer for everyone

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Desolation and grace

May 25, 2021

BILL TONER SJ :: It is not always easy to discern whether dark times come from the good spirit or the bad. What matters is how we react to them

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The human mind – a glimpse of the divine?

March 22, 2021

BILL TONER :: Faith and the one truly mysterious thing in life – our own human mind, particularly our own consciousness

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The two gardeners

January 12, 2021

BILL TONER SJ :: God resembles the gardener who nurses sick plants back to health rather than the gardener who pulls them up in order to keep everything neat

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Moving beyond the old battles between science and religion

November 18, 2020

GERALDINE MOONEY SIMMIE :: Real change in our world will require moving away from the hyper-rationalism that shows in both science and religion

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Spirituality after Einstein

November 10, 2020

BILL TONER SJ :: The insights of Einstein have changed our understanding of the whole universe, but this does not put paid to spirituality.

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The experience of grace: a reflection

October 21, 2020

BILL TONER SJ :: Notes for an online group reflection on the experience of God's grace, with a little help from Karl Rahner

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Evolution – does God interfere?

August 13, 2020

Bill Toner SJ :: What role, if any, does God play in the evolution of our planet, or is there no room for God in natural selection?

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Conspiracy theories and Covid-19

May 21, 2020

BILL TONER SJ :: The pandemic has led to a raft of conspiracy theories, which shows a sense of alienation and powerlessness and a loss of trust in public bodies.

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Infallibility in the Church: blessing or shackle?

April 7, 2020

BILL TONER SJ :: The Church's doctrine of papal infallibility is problematic on a number of fronts, both theological and historical

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