Possibly most people who read this blog also read these other two, but just in case:
Craig Burrell describes his initial investigation of Heidegger.
As part of Janet Cupo's 52 Saints series, Grumpy writes about St. Bonaventure.
I have to face the fact that though I'm pretty interested in theology and philosophy, I'm never going to become very knowledgeable about them. It has a lot to do with being 67 years old. Supposing I live another ten years or more, I could possibly read a lot on these topics, but only at the cost of giving up some of my other interests, and I have to choose. So overviews like these are of great interest to me. I have some notion, for instance, of what Aquinas is all about, but Bonaventure was not much more than a name to me.
Oh, and while I'm at it: here's an interesting news story about a couple of cosmologists who seem to think that life is based on information...or something...I don't think I understand just what they're saying, but the story is interesting for what it reveals about the way cosmology seems (inevitably?) to walk up to and sometimes cross the boundary between physical science and philosophy-theology. I was amused by this:
Self-awareness, he said, is not an obvious product of the electrical activity inside your head.
Indeed. In fact I'd say the idea that it is so is a sheer act of materialistic faith. And:
For many in the physics and astrophysics games, however, even the simplest suggestion that hard science can't ultimately account for the entire universe and everything in it – alive or not – sets off warning bells.
I'd say that fact is itself a sort of warning bell--a warning that there's more going on there than disinterested inquiry.