Tag Archives: God

This I Believe

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All nine of us who serve as Worship Associates at the UU Church of Nashua (NH) will be sharing what we believe during this morning’s service. All nine of us in under 60 minutes. We need to allow time for opening and closing hymns, an outreach offering, Spirit of Life. That leaves only two to three […]

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Worship

I’m working with three members of my church to plan a worship service on the meaning of worship. We intend to explore what draws Unitarian Universalists to church for a communal hour on Sunday mornings. When I was 8 or 9, my mother started taking me to church. Initially we attended a Methodist church, largely because […]

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The Face of god

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Be Spiritual – Episode 23

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My guest for Episode 23 is Roger Comstock, a longtime Unitarian Universalist who joined the UU church in Atlanta in 1963. In addition to sitting in the pews, Roger has served as the executive for four of the Unitarian Universalist Association’s districts, with the distinction of being the first lay-person appointed to that role. He […]

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Be Spiritual – Episode 20

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It’s a privilege to bring you this reflective and enlightening conversation with Rev. Dr. Marilyn Sewell, Minister Emerita of the First Unitarian Church of Portland, Oregon. Last fall I heard and was fascinated by Marilyn’s dialog with Christopher Hitchens, the well-known atheist, that was sponsored, posted, and published by the Portland Monthly magazine. What first […]

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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 12

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If you want to understand the essence of Unitarian Universalism, spend a half-hour listening to this episode. You’ll hear voices from previous conversations, distilled to the core of our spirituality as a faith community. I find this episode quite moving and hope you, too, will find it meaningful. If you’re new to Unitarian Universalism and […]

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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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In Production: Robert Wright and The Evolution of God

Yesterday, I had the privilege of interviewing Robert Wright, the author of The Evolution of God. His book chronicles human perceptions of God since the hunter-gatherer era and the role religion has played in the development of society. Perhaps more importantly, he raises the question of what role religion and belief should play in civilization. […]

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