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Be Spiritual – Episode 17

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Fred Shirley’s spiritual journey is captivating. For a young man, Christianity provided much-needed answers following a very difficult childhood. His new-found faith led him to the Baptist and Congregational churches, where he and his wife raised their family. Discovering the UU church, Fred found the freedom to face and explore the religious questions that had […]

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Be Spiritual – Episode 15

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Episode 15 features my conversation with Bill Kennedy, a relatively new UU. Bill seems driven on his spiritual quest – although he’s not really comfortable using the term spiritual. Bill’s path has taken him from the Congregational and Methodist churches of his youth to Judaism and now Unitarian Universalism, where he identifies with Religious Humanism. […]

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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 8

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Bob Keating grew up in the Congregational church, amidst a loving and caring community that he fondly recalls. However, the stories of God commanding Abraham to sacrifice his son and Jesus dying to atone for our sins created an undercurrent to a theology of a loving God. Both stories bothered Bob and affected him more […]

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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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Episode 4 of Be Spiritual will feature an interview with Elaine Thomas. Elaine is a self-named Yankee and grew up in the Congregational church. She has been a Unitarian Universalist (UU) since her children were young. In addition to the UU principles and her wide-ranging reading, Elaine’s religious and ethical beliefs have been shaped by […]

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