NOTE: On Sunday, May 22, at Noon, USA Pacific Time, Matthew Fox will be our guest for a Live Stream Event!!! The URL for this event is https://youtu.be/DxxVsJrykM8. If you log into this URL early, you can set a reminder and will be notified when we go live (but, make sure to have your “notifications” turned on for New Thinking Allowed by clicking on the bell icon). You may wish to log in early in order to post your questions right away. We will start the 10-minute countdown clock at 12:50 pm, USA Mountain Time.
Matthew Fox is a spiritual theologian, an Episcopal priest and an activist for gender justice and eco-justice. He has written 37 books. Among them are Original Blessing, The Coming of the Cosmic Christ, A Spirituality Named Compassion, The Reinvention of Work, The Hidden Spirituality of Men, Christian Mystics and The Pope’s War. Most recently, he has published Essential Writings on Creation Spirituality. He is founder of the University of Creation Spirituality in California.
Here he distinguishes creation spirituality from theology based on the fall and redemption of humanity. He discusses his early upbringing in Wisconsin and his education in the midwest. He describes the need for both mysticism – saying “yes” to all aspects of life – and prophecy, saying “no” to injustice. He maintains that all truth comes from the holy spirit. He also emphasizes the importance to exploring the depths and avoiding a superficial life.
(Recorded on April 25, 2022)
Published on May 11, 2022