In recent years whenever I would talk about my spirituality and how I view the world, people would remark that it sounded a lot like Process Theology. Alfred North Whitehead developed Process Theology in the 1920’s to 40’s. I strongly agree with most of what I have read, but not everything.
I believe that any story humanity tells itself must be based on what science tells us about physcial reality, but not only limited to the materialistic view of science. Most religious traditions were developed when people believed in a flat Earth, with heaven above the clouds and hell beneath the ground. It has only been in the last hundred years or so that the vastness and complexity of the universe has been known. One of my great wishes is for the world’s religious traditions to adopt cosmology and evolutionary science as their creation story. With one shared understanding of this unfolding of all that is, what we call the universe, then people of all traditions might be able work together towards saving Earth for future generations of all life forms.
One area in which I do not agree with Whitehead is giving anthropomorpric qualities to a deity, what most people would call “God”. I am not a theist or a deist. Therefore, I call my work Process Spirituality. I wish to thank my spiritual advisor, Hunter Flournoy, for helping me discern this title for my work.