From Teilhard to Omega Book Study

Monthly on the 1st Sunday 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM

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BOOK STUDY CHANGE from The Humility of God to From Teilhard to Omega:

Our Sunday afternoon Rolling Ridge book group begins 2023 with a book by Sister Ilia Delio in preparation for a virtual event with her on Saturday, April 29th entitled "Healing, Wholeness, and the Power of Love: Why Teilhard's Vision Matters."

Edited by Delio, From Teilhard to Omega: Co-creating an Unfinished Universe features essays by 13 scholars who "take off" from where Teilhard de Chardin "left off," opening new windows to the divine mystery, to the evo-loving person, and to the new energies of love needed for the forward movement of life.  Each chapter features mind-expanding thoughts on the continuing evolution of consciousness and offers a good starting point for those who wish to explore Teilhard's ideas.

With some authors writing in a style that is easy to understand, and others writing in a more challenging way, our "first and third Sunday" online Rolling Ridge book group will provide space to unpack and explore the all-important truth that we and our universe are unfinished. In other words, we are co-creators with God and just one point in time of an on-going evolutionary process. 

Our schedule for the first and third Sundays through July at 3 pm eastern:
- January 15 = Introduction and Chapter 1
- February 5 = Chapter 2
- February 19 = Chapter 3
- March 5 = Chapter 4
- March 19 = Chapter 5
- April 2 = Chapter 6
- April 16 = Chapter 7
- May 7 = Chapter 8
- May 21 = Chapter 9
- June 4 = Chapter 10
- June 18 = Chapter 11
- July 2 = Chapter 12
- July 16 = Chapter 13 and Conclusion

Although there is no charge for our book study, your generous donation allows the Ridge to continue offering spiritually inspiring events to connect all people, God, and creation as we create safe and sacred space for deep listening and spiritual companionship. Thanks for your support!

This is our regular Sunday afternoon book study. Focus of this session is From Teilhard to Omega: Co-creating an Unfinished Universe, edited by Ilia Delio. Click here to link to the book

About the leader(s)

Lawrence Jay

As the Executive Director of Rolling Ridge, Rev. Dr. Lawrence Jay works in partnership with the staff to ensure that the guest experience at the Ridge is top quality.  He also partners with retreat leaders to provide excellent programming at the Ridge, and is available to speak about the ongoing ministry and historic mission of Rolling Ridge as a place of rest, retreat, and transformation.  A trained spiritual director and ordained American Baptist pastor, Larry (as he is known by friends) is a graduate of UCLA, Golden Gate Seminary, Franciscan School of Theology, American Baptist Seminary of the West, and the Gateways to God Missional Spiritual Direction Program.  He is also Adjunct Faculty at Merrimack College in the Masters of Spirituality and Spiritual Direction programs.  Eco-spirituality is his passion (and was his doctoral dissertation), encouraging everyone to live into the fullness of our connection with nature, God, and all people.