M. D. Chenu, Grandfather of Liberation Theology and Creation Spirituality

M. D. Chenu, Grandfather of Liberation Theology and Creation Spirituality

Silenced by Pope Pius XII for twelve years, he was forbidden to publish because he had supported the Worker Priest movement in France after WWII

M. D. Chenu, Grandfather of Liberation Theology and Creation Spirituality By Matthew Fox June 10, 2019

Père M. D. Chenu, named the Creation Spirituality tradition for me when I studied with him in the Spring of 1968. Yes, it was that climactic spring, when Paris and many university towns were shut down by rioting students opposing the Viet Nam War, but also a sclerosis of frozen academia that was preventing, it seemed to our generation, a fuller experience of learning.

Today some one asked me for more information about this amazing elder. In naming the Fall/Redemption vs the Creation Spirituality tradition for me, Chenu can rightly be named the Grandfather of Creation Spirituality.

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Daily Meditations with Matthew Fox

Daily Meditations with Matthew Fox

Patriarchy with its compulsion to control and extract and take and dominate and play reptilian games of being #1 is killing the earth

Blessings!

On Mother’s Day, May 12, 2019, in honor of Gaia, our wounded Mother Earth, Matthew Fox and a dedicated team of helpers, launched a series of daily meditations to support your being and your work. Daily Meditations with Matthew Fox supports your inner and outer work, your contemplation and your action, your mystical and prophetic vocations. Some of the meditations will be brand new and some will be drawn from Matthew’s past writings. Suggested practices and short videos will be offered at times as well. You are welcome to blog or interact with other subscribers along the way. Building on our Mother’s Day launch, the first few weeks of our meditations will focus first on the return of the Divine Feminine; and then the ushering in of the Sacred Masculine—these themes lie at the heart of the eco-disasters we are facing as a species.

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Richard Rohr — Living In Deep Time

Richard Rohr — Living In Deep Time

Men of all ages say Richard Rohr has given them a new way in to spiritual depth and religious thought

Richard Rohr — Living In Deep Time

Men of all ages say Richard Rohr has given them a new way in to spiritual depth and religious thought — through his writing and retreats. This conversation with the Franciscan spiritual teacher delves into the expansive scope of his ideas: male formation and what he calls “father hunger”; why contemplation is as magnetic to people now, including millennials, as it’s ever been; and how to set about taking the first half of life — the drive to “successful survival” — all the way to meaning. Podcast

Embedding Christianity Today

Embedding Christianity Today

What is wrong? Why is it that what goes on inside a church no longer inspires the general awe and reverence it did only a century ago?

The Church Does Not Inspire

In Britain, for many people Christianity has become a one-hour-a-week church activity, or even less.

What is wrong? Why is it that what goes on inside a church no longer inspires the general awe and reverence it did only a century ago? In the March edition of Progressive Voices, Edward Hulme had one answer. He suggested that Communion has now become a barrier to spiritual growth, to Christian Faith, and to God. He further suggests that the sacrament and the associated church services were never vital to discipleship. And I think this subject is worthy of further development.

First, there is a strong case that the Eucharist has been developed into forms that are radically different to how Jesus might have imagined events at the “Last Supper” would be interpreted.

It is most unlikely that Jesus would ever have envisaged Christianity as a world-wide religion separate from Judaism. Nor would he have imagined the ritual of Mass as it was later developed by the Roman Church: after the time of the Emperor Constantine and during the period when Christianity changed from being a persecuted sect, worshipping in the houses of Christians, to being a state sponsored, powerful religious institution, wealthy enough to build cathedrals and churches as ‘houses’ of God.

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The Great Spiritual Migration: Brian McLaren -  (Good Reads review)

The Great Spiritual Migration: Brian McLaren -  (Good Reads review)

With his trademark brilliance and compassion, McLaren invites readers to seize the moment and set out on the most significant spiritual pilgrimage of our time: to help Christianity become more Christian.

The Great Spiritual Migration: How the World’s Largest Religion Is Seeking a Better Way to Be Christian by Brian D. McLaren

The Christian story, from Genesis until now, is fundamentally about people on the move—outgrowing old, broken religious systems and embracing new, more redemptive ways of life.

It’s time to move again.

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