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Be Spiritual – Episode 24

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My guest this episode is Cynthia Schroer. Cynthia began her religious life as a devoted Catholic. In time she became disillusioned with the church and — in one of those unexpected coincidences of life — a search for a preschool led her to a UU church and a new religious home. Since that serendipitous encounter, […]

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Be Spiritual – Episode 13

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Episode 13 features the continuing spiritual journey of John Sanders. From a childhood of limited religious exposure, John has assembled a rich potpourri of coexisting beliefs and practices: Religious Humanist, Panentheist, Buddhist, Universalist, and Unitarian Universalist. Listen to John’s and my conversation to understand how they fit together. John serves as President of the Board […]

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Be Spiritual – Episode 11

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In this episode, I talk with a dear friend, Patricia Rose. Patricia is a long-time member of the First Unitarian Church of Dallas, which is where we met when I lived in Dallas. Patricia’s spirituality is an eclectic blending of themes: her Jewish roots, the Latin Mass, Buddhism, and activism — all tied together by […]

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Be Spiritual – Episode 7

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Imagine a warm Sunday afternoon, cooled by a light breeze, blue skies and puffy white clouds overhead, a view of Crotched Mountain, the ski runs vacant and lonely. The setting couldn’t have been more bucolic for my conversation with Mike Deschenes. The drive from Nashua was relaxed and inspired by the scenery of alternating countryside […]

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In Production: Mike Deschenes

Our next episode will feature a conversation with Mike Deschenes, a member of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Milford, New Hampshire. Following a path we’ve heard before, Mike left the religion of his upbringing (Catholicism) when he found that his questioning wasn’t encouraged and that he was expected to accept by faith. His sister introduced […]

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Be Spiritual – Episode 6

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As noted in last weekend’s post, Episode 6 features an interview with Robert Wright, author of the book The Evolution of God. During our half-hour conversation, he outlined how human perceptions of God have evolved over the millennia, discussed the constructive role religion can play in modern society, and shared his own spiritual views. I […]

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Be Spiritual – Episode 4

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This episode features a conversation with Elaine Thomas. Elaine grew up in the Congregational church but found herself disagreeing with the church’s core Christian doctrine as she approached adulthood. She found Unitarian Universalism when her children were young, when a friend suggested she try the local UU church. After just one service, Elaine was hooked. […]

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Be Spiritual – Episode 2

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In this episode, Anya tells how Unitarian Universalism is a permission-granting community, where she is free to develop her own spirituality. Listen to her discuss how she draws from Buddhist, Native American, and feminine spirituality and has developed her own sense of a higher power. Anya speaks of the UU principles, which you can read […]

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