As part of our ongoing Cosmic Campfire Book Club with Tripp Fuller of Homebrewed Christianity and ‘Science’ Mike McHargue of The Liturgists, I got to sit down with one of my all-time heroes, Matthew Fox:
In our conversation, Matthew and I discuss:
- How Creation Spirituality re-orients our relationship to God and Science
- The transformative power of immersion in nature
- How a robust understanding of science helps settle matters of LGBTQ inclusion
- The wisdom – and martyrdom – of Thomas Merton
- How God is both beyond naming and infinite in namability
- The ‘secret origins’ of the emerging church movement
- A simple vow people of faith can take to halt ecological devastation
- What it means to be found ‘in Christ’ versus in lockstep with Empire
- Three vital new releases Matthew has contributed to: Order of the Sacred Earth: An Intergenerational Vision of Love and Action, Naming the Unnameable: 89 Wonderful and Useful Names for God, and How I Found GOD In Everyone and Everywhere
SO much! Please, tune in and let me know what you think in the comments below.
About My Dialogue Guest
Matthew Fox has been called a maverick, a rebel, and by some a heretic. In his quest for a viable spirituality he discovered the ancient (but often suppressed) creation spirituality tradition that honors the sacredness of all creation. He has worked closely with Native spiritual leaders, feminists, scientists, activists, and others, and got himself in trouble with his mother church and the pope. He has written nearly 40 books on spirituality and culture now translated in 67 languages and is a visiting scholar at the Academy for the Love of Learning and a professor at the new Fox Institute for Creation Spirituality. Among his books are Original Blessing, The Coming of the Cosmic Christ, The Lotus & The Rose, Naming the Unnameable: 89 Wonderful and Useful Names for God, A Way To God: Thomas Merton’s Creation Spirituality Journey, Meister Eckhart: A Mystic Warrior for Our Times, and The Hidden Spirituality of Men: Ten Metaphors to Awaken the Sacred Masculine.