Pope Francis Confronts the “Idolatry of Money” – RAI with Matthew Fox Pt 7/8
With his criticism of excessive capitalism and of climate change, Pope Francis has become the target of the far-right, and especially of the secretive Opus Dei sect within the Catholic Church, explains former priest Matthew Fox. This is an episode of Reality Asserts Itself, produced August 20, 2019.
Today we have our second guest from the Stranded Panda Podcast network and host of the Star Wars Universe Podcast and the Superhero Ethics podcast, Matthew Fox (AKA the ethical panda); and we're discussing a very important album to them, Weezer's 1994 debut album. Originally just untitled, it quickly became known as "Blue Album", as they continued on the untitled mono colored albums thing for a while, and it was a breath of fresh air. Following the popularity of grunge and nihilistic early 90s, everyone was listening to the Nirvanas and Pearl Jams of the day and happy-go-lucky pop tunes were extremely out of fashion. There was definitely pop punk occurring at the same time, but it was not the pop heavy dynamos of the late 90s/00s like Blink 182 and New Found Glory. In 1994 grunge was going through a tough time. In April, Kurt Cobain violently took his own life, and in June, Hole bassist Kristen Pfaff succumbed to a heroin overdose. But in the middle all of this tragedy and chaos (Blue album came out in May) in rock music, grunge was collapsing under its own weight, and there was one band that would take the baton and run with it. The guys in Weezer were anything but grunge. Sure they had some grungy guitar sounds, but they were influenced by Beach Boys more than Pixies... and could make a song like both. They were a group of nerds proud of their nerdiness and up front about how cringey love could be. They had the depth that grunge had, but with more of a sense of humor about themselves, which was incredibly important at the time. It's an amazingly well formed album for their first outing and (mostly) stands the test of time. Links from ep: For all Stranded Panda Podcasts: https://strandedpanda.com Superhero Ethics episode "The Ethics of Thirst": https://open.spotify.com/episode/008tOOeaG2JeWPHb3RvThU?si=6363b303ce684760 What's With These Homies Talking About Weezer podcast: https://open.spotify.com/show/4SxCwRF7YHGuS8n9P8UAtT?si=hsERjSgCQJia4FAl12M6dA&dl_branch=1 "Only In Dreams" Cowboy Bebop AMV: https://youtu.be/DW7fNAKk6oc Other Links: OUR DISCORD: https://discord.gg/2stA2P7pTC TACHP Desert Island Discord Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4wNErQHfrAYgSsIZlLJ6ym?si=dtrMJCuqQwa1Zt7RtwrXNg (YouTube Playlist): https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4Uk6UBPMYEs3BtK1HwWJMyXlKwPH93Qx (for local listeners) Under the Covers is Wednesday mornings from 6 to 8am on 91.7 WSUM FM, 92.5 WISY FM Sunday afternoons 1-3pm EVERYTHING ELSE: https://linktr.ee/FlyoverStatePark --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/albumconcepthour/support
“One With the Divine” with Michael B. Beckwith, Panache Desai, Gary Zukav, and Matthew Fox
Humanity's Team Podcast with Steve Farrell
Michael Bernard Beckwith is an author, meditation teacher, conference speaker, and seminar leader, and is the Founder and Spiritual Director of the Agape International Spiritual Center. Panache Desai is a contemporary thought leader, bestselling author, and a highly sought-after speaker, Gary Zukav is a spiritual wayfarer, master teacher, and bestselling author of four consecutive New York Times bestsellers. Matthew Fox is a spiritual theologian, author, and activist for gender justice and eco-justice. In this podcast, "One With the Divine," these four brilliant modern-day thought leaders join Steve Farrell in a discussion about the mystical corridors of our soul, aligning our ego with the soul, and moving out of contemporary religious and spiritual confusion into a new clarity of mind and peace of soul. Tune in to "One With the Divine," to hear more from Michael B, Panache, Gary, Michael F., and Steve about how to... Become a greater instrument of love, peace, and healing Align personality/ego with soul Meet oneself without judgment Change the world by changing “me” Get the fire going to recreate our institutions And so much more Note: this is a special rebroadcast and any websites, links, programs, or events mentioned may no longer be active (or dates may have been changed). Thank you! Explore Humanity’s Team and the timeless truth that We Are All One. Learn more about the Humanity’s Team free education programs. Explore Humanity Stream Plus, our streaming subscription service now available on Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Google Play, and more! Enjoy 24/7 access to our most popular Masterclasses, complimentary certificates of completion, invitations to Live Events including Masterclass Mentoring, as well as additional inspiring conscious programming, providing you with 550+ hours of total content, plus a 7-Day Free Trial!
Matthew Fox: Julian of Norwich - Prophets, Pandemics & Patriarchy (N240)
Matthew Fox is an American priest and spiritual theologian and an activist for gender and eco-justice. His work on creation spirituality and mysticism has given him the reputation of being one of the most challenging religious-spiritual teachers in America. It’s also got him into trouble with the Catholic Church, most notably for rubbing two popes up the wrong way, which eventually got him excommunicated. We speak with Matthew about his latest book Julian of Norwich: Wisdom in a Time of Pandemic-And Beyond, and ask him what this 14th Century mystic can teach us about what it means to live well in the midst of a global pandemic and climate meltdown. Interview starts at 15m 47s Nomad can only host conversations like these because a small group of faithful listeners help us pay the bills. Our supporters gain access to the Nomad community - which manifests as Nomad Book Club and The Beloved Listener Lounge - and bonus episodes, such as Nomad Contemplations, Nomad Devotionals and Nomad Revisited. And you may find yourself the proud owner of a Beloved Listener mug! Head over to our Patreon page and our own members page to donate. You might also want to have a look at our blog, which we use to share the stories of the evolving faith of our podcast listeners. And if you're looking for other people to share this journey with, then register on our Listener Map and our Nomad Gathering Facebook page, and see if any other nomads are in your area.
Rise of the Bastards: On Jon Snow and Class Consciousness (ft. Matthew Fox & Paul Christopher Hoppe)
Focused on Infinity with Logan Grendel
A rare media driven episode in which old friends Matthew Fox (host of Superhero Ethics) & Paul Christopher Hoppe drop in to discuss the shared experience of growing up between the classes, using the seemingly unlikely lens of Game of Thrones character Jon Snow. Mixing the personal, the historical, and the fantastical, this one is a ride through many worlds. Find Matthew Fox at: StrandedPanda.com Twitter: @SuperheroEthics Find Paul Hoppe at: Twitch.tv/zenmadman Twitter: @zenmadman Join my Patreon for early access, pictures, videos, music and more: Patreon.com/focusedoninfinity Mastodon: firstname.lastname@example.org IG: @focusedoninfinity Twitter: @WatcherInfinite Twitch: twitch.tv/focusedoninfinity Elsewhere: linktr.ee/FoILG --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/focusedoninfinity/support
Matthew Fox -- Fidelity vs Faith: Bowing to the Heart Over Authority
“Our self-expression is meant to be the manifestation of the silence of our hearts.”Matthew Fox is a pioneering spiritual theologian, author, and perhaps the only man alive who has had this theology systematically singled out and denounced by two successive Popes, only to see a third Pope incorporate it into Church doctrine. His courageous stance on issues like the sacredness of our relationship to the environment, the divine feminine, gay rights, and other controversial issues have sparked a spiritual revolution in the United States and around the world. Fox is the leading exponent of Creation Spirituality, a more expansive and inclusive perspective on Christian doctrine that brings it closer to the mystical foundations underpinning all religious traditions, and which traces its inspiration back to Catholic visionaries like St Francis of Assisi and Meister Eckhart. His forthcoming book, Julian of Norwich: Wisdom in a Time of Pandemic--and Beyond, is about a medieval mystic woman who lived through the plague of the Black Death, and draws out insights and principles relevant to our modern COVID-19 era. "A theologian way ahead of her time," he writes, "Julian develops a feminist understanding of God as mother at the heart of nature’s goodness."While Matthew’s life has been full of innovation in work, worship, and education, his heart has been anchored firmly in fidelity to service and reconnection, even in the face of opposition and resistance from prevailing Church dogma. Along the journey, he’s been consistently regarded as one of the most spiritually influential living people, and received numerous awards and accolades, including the Abbey Courage of Conscience Peace Award, whose other recipients include Rosa Parks, Mother Theresa, and The Dalai Lama. Matthew began his religious training in the Catholic Dominican Order pursuing a Doctorate of Spiritual Theology in Paris at the suggestion of Thomas Merton, the groundbreaking Trappist monk known for his extensive interfaith studies and explorations of mysticism across traditions. This openness to a diversity of views and emphasis on direct experience perhaps set the stage for the first conflicts with the Catholic Church, when Fox later taught a holistic pedagogy in collaboration with a feminist theologian, a Jungian psychologist, and a physicist. Some time later, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger (future Pope Benedict XVI) had Fox’s work and writings investigated for heresy -- an investigation that turned up empty after examination by a team of Dominican theologians. When Fox questioned the doctrine of “original sin”, Ratzinger banned Fox from teaching for a year. When Fox failed to condemn homosexuality, embraced feminist theology, and worked “too closely” with Native Americans, the conflict culminated in his expulsion from the Dominican order for “disobedience” several years later.Matthew was received into the Episcopal Church where his innovative outreach and instincts for interconnectedness drew inspiration from rave parties as a vehicle to bring liturgy and church worship back into the lives of young people. He created a series of “Cosmic Masses” where he consciously reinvigorated Western ritual through ecstatic and visceral celebration over music and pre-modern dancing. These worship parties continue to this day and have been held in well over a hundred venues, including the Parliament of World Religions, and touched tens of thousands of participants through a spectrum of themes, including “The Black Diaspora”, “Rumi and Sufi Wisdom”, and “Economic Justice” among many others.One of his greatest contributions has been to clarify and amplify the principles of Creation Spirituality, a paradigm shift brought out in his book Original Blessing that upgrades and reformulates prevailing dogma with broad, positive, and inclusive principles. Fox’s conception draws on a close reading of Biblical sources, early medieval Christian mystics, and modern science, even as it seeks common ground with faiths and spiritual traditions from around the world. Many highly regarded spiritual figures have proclaimed that this work represents a rescue and recovery of a form of spirituality from within the depths of Christian heritage that has profound relevance for our modern times.Matthew is the author of 38 books, including Julian of Norwich: Wisdom in a Time of Pandemic -- and Beyond (forthcoming), Christian Mystics: 365 Readings and Meditations, and the The Physics of Angels: Exploring the Realm Where Science and Spirit Meet. His books have been translated into 68 languages and sold millions of copies worldwide. Join Rahul Brown and Aryae Coopersmith in conversation with this powerful voice of faith and conscience.