Back in the day, I had the honor of producing a radio program, on KPFA in Berkeley, California, featuring the former Catholic theologian, Matthew Fox. I had read several of his books and I was very excited to be collaborating with such an important voice in contemporary theology. Well, Matt is my guest today and we’re going to have a very interesting discussion
Over the last forty years or so, Matthew Fox’s books have been shaking people out of slumber and into a more vital faith. Aside from being the go-to scholar for study of the Christian mystics, Fox has called people away from dogma and into an understanding of a Cosmic Christ. His books on Creation Spirituality are complimented by many others addressing problems and issues of our time, including education, worship, the reinvention of work, the spirituality of men, creativity and he even founded a university and wrote a book calling for A New Reformation.
And he doesn’t just write books. At every stage he’s been actively working to implement everything he writes about.
But the main reasons I invited him to come on Love in a Dangerous Time were two. First to discuss his recent article in Tikkun magazine called, Love is Stronger than Stewardship: A Cosmic Christ Path to Planetary Survival, where he calls for the formation of a new, spiritual but not religious, order tasked with saving Mother Earth.
And secondly to share with us his breakthrough work on new ways of worship – The Cosmic Mass. The Cosmic Mass is a rave-like event that moves worshipers with music, dance, poetry, and teaching. I’ve attended a few of these, in Oakland, California, and they are pretty amazing.
I’ll have lots of links in the show notes at Love in a Dangerous Time dot net to Matthew Fox’s books and related websites as well as to the archives of that 2004 radio program I mentioned.
The vows of the new order:
I promise to be the best mystic and warrior I can be,
by doing inner work and putting my skills into practice
to battle climate change.
Matthew Fox’s website – www.matthewfox.org
The Cosmic Christ website – http://thecosmicmass.com/
Spirit in Action – a 2004 radio program on KPFA, Berkeley, CA – www.kpfa.org/?s=spirit+in+action
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