Creativity: Where the Divine and the Human Meet

Thursday, April 20, 2023 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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Matthew Fox believes that human creativity is what most differentiates us from other species—yet we rarely focus on it in our educational or religious institutions. Creativity is the key to our genius and beauty as a species, also to our capacity for evil. Because creativity is the key to both our genius and beauty as a species but also to our capacity for evil, we need to teach creativity and to teach ways of steering this God-like power in directions that promote love of life (biophilia) and not love of death (necrophilia). Many people undergo their most profound mystical experiences during acts of creativity but this is often left unacknowledged. What are the true sources of our creativity? What in life is not enhanced by creativity? How do we go about teaching and eliciting and nurturing creativity in ourselves and our children? How does the Holy Spirit work through us in our creative acts and processes? What is the relationship of
wildness and creativity? These are some of the topics treated in this book. Says the author :"This is redemption: that we be creative like God is. And that our creativity and co-creation serve God's agenda, which is always compassion." Pushing well beyond the bounds of conventional Christian doctrine, the writer's focus on creativity attempts nothing less than to shape a new ethic. We will explore and discuss some of the rich teachings and ideas in Creativity.


Once you have registered, you will receive an email with the zoom link and a $5 off code to purchase Dr. Fox's book from his website. The retreat will be recorded but you must register to receive the link to the recording following that evening.

About the leader(s)

Matthew Fox

 Rev. Fox, is an author, theologian, and activist priest. He has been calling people of spirit and conscience into the Creation Spirituality lineage for over 50 years. His 39 books, lectures, retreats, and innovative education models have ignited an international movement to awaken people to be mystics, prophets, contemplative activists, who honor and defend the earth and work for justice. Matthew today is an Episcopal priest after having been expelled from the Dominican Order, to which he belonged for 34 years, by Cardinal Ratzinger for 1) being "a feminist theologian" and 2) "calling God 'Mother'" and 3) "working too closely with Native Americans."  He tries his best to wear these badges of honor with humility.