A New Generation Birthing the Beloved Community

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As America marks the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, and the historic speech of Martin Luther King, Jr., we take a moment to celebrate that spirit of sacred activism arising in the youth of today with an excerpt from  Matthew Fox’s and Adam Bucko’s upcoming book: An excerpt from the Introduction of Occupy Spirituality: A Radical Vision for a New Generation by Adam Bucko and Matthew Fox, published by North Atlantic Books, copyright © 2013. Reprinted by permission of … [Read more...]

Unveiling Jesus’ Reality: Not the Usual Transcendental Twaddle

This is the human being that is trying to be born in you and me at this moment.  This is the human being that needs to be born at this moment, because otherwise we will be passive and idiotic and comatose in the face of the burning of the world.

Now we will turn to logion 77:  “I am the light which is above them all, I am the all.  The all has come forth from me and all has split open before me.  Lift the stone, you will find me there.  Split the piece of wood, I am there.” In this logion, Jesus speaks of what the supreme divine consciousness will unveil to you about you. He’s speaking in the “I,” but He’s speaking from the “I AM” consciousness, the spacious divine consciousness that pervades the entire Gospel of … [Read more...]

Why Being a Good Girl or Boy Will Not Get You Up There to Heaven

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So we are continuing our journey of radical transformation through the logions of the Gospel of Thomas, with logion 3. Jesus said: “If those who lead you proclaim to you: ‘The realm is in the sky,’ then the birds of the sky will enter before you.  If they proclaim to you: ‘It is in the sea,’ then the fish will enter before you.  Rather, the realm is within you and outside of you.  When you come to know yourselves, then you will be known, and you will realize that you are the … [Read more...]

Are You Prepared for the Shattering Risk of Finding the Divine – in Yourself?

"The reason why...you want to go on seeking, going on this pilgrimage, reading this book and coming to that conference, is because when you start to discover that the Divine is living in you, as you, you are going to be freaked out." - Andrew Harvey at the second Christ Path Seminar

Over the next seven posts, I will introduce selected logions from the Gospel of Thomas, so we can begin to understand their meanings on a deep soul level. You will realize that what’s being given to you in this astonishing Gospel, this amazing divine revelation of the inmost processes of transfiguration, is something that speaks to you in your own deepest journey, from the depths of yourself. This information is given by someone who lives in that depth, because that person has become one with … [Read more...]

The Gospel of Thomas – A Road Map to Transfiguration

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I am not writing to you today as someone who wants to present a scholarly picture of some ancient text and its mystical ramifications. I am writing to you as someone who knows that this world is in horrific danger, that we are running out of time and that the only possible way through is with a massive, grassroots revolution of inspired sacred love in action. I am spending my life, giving every ounce of my energy and passion, to going all over the world to say to people, “For God’s … [Read more...]

The Kingdom of God is US – Each and All!

"In the phrase, “The Kingdom is among you,” the word “you’ is plural!  The Kingdom is among all of you, among us, where two or three are gathered together " - Matthew Fox at the second Christ Path Seminar

So Jesus was shaking up both the political and religious institutions of his day with this idea of the Kingdom of God. But what does that mean for us today, here and now, in the 21st century? Now the essence of the Kingdom, Chilton says, is based on the community’s acceptance of the poor, the hungry, the bereaved, and the shunned. The Kingdom of God is in your midst, and he points out that this is so important, that in the phrase, “The Kingdom is among you,” the word “you’ is … [Read more...]

Shaking up Empires and Priesthoods for the Sake of the Kingdom of God

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So – we’ve looked at Jesus’ deconstructing the false gods of his day. But why – what was the larger agenda, the larger vision, behind his actions? The vision behind all his teaching, all his revolutionary words, was the Kingdom of God. Now, everyone who heard the word Kingdom in his day knew it was politically wrapped. It was about this Kingdom of God, versus the Roman Empire, the kingdom under which they were living on a daily basis. Jesus was talking to a people who were not only … [Read more...]

What Are the False Gods of Our World?

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Jesus talks a lot about false gods. He’s talking about idolatry all the time, and about projections and the shadows of avarice and envy, for example, which as I say constitute our economic system in its present state. So again, I ask: How are we doing today with living his message? The names of the false gods of today could all be written in capital letters: for example, Nation with a capital N, or Religion with a capital R. My Religion can beat up on your Religion, my God can beat up on … [Read more...]

A Radical Vision for a New Generation

"'In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams." - Acts 2:17 paragraph As ministers and educators, we hear a great deal from parents about the need to pass spiritual values on to our young people. But over the past few years, we've seen the young people of the world taking the lead in teaching Christ-like values of love, compassion, justice and mercy...and most … [Read more...]

Don’t Spend Years Studying Jesus – Put His Teaching into Action!

"Jesus identified himself with that prophetic promise, that he had come to speak to the poor, heal the blind, and so forth – as we all are!" - Matthew Fox brings the message of Jesus home in the second Christ Path Seminar.

So in what way was Jesus a prophet? There are so many ways…but let’s look at just a few. We do know how, very early in Luke’s gospel, in the 4th chapter, he went to the synagogue. And it says in the gospel that he picked up the scriptures and started to read. But Chilton says that Jesus was not literate, that this is Luke, making Jesus look better to the culture, cleaning it up, making him look good to the middle class: he could read, he could do everything the priests could do. And we … [Read more...]