Ordinary Magic with John J. O’Keefe  

Some theologians have located the roots of ecological decline in a systematic disenchantment of the natural world that has resulted in humans becoming spiritually disconnected from nature and the wider universe. We will explore how we can repair this rupture by actively trying to live lives full of wonder and awe.

John J. O’Keefe, Ph.D., is a Catholic theologian and the director of the Brueggeman Center for Dialogue at Xavier University. His academic research has focused on the history and theology of ancient Christianity, especially in the area of ancient Christian biblical interpretation. He is currently interested in ecological theology and efforts to put ancient wisdom in dialogue with the critical needs of the world. O’Keefe is also a documentary filmmaker. His most recent film, The Last Prairie, offers a portrait of the Sandhills grassland in western Nebraska, one of the last remaining prairie landscapes in the world.