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Humility and purpose

A couple of items caught my attention this week, separate yet connected, and worth noting. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory released this photo of our Earth last week, taken by the Cassini spacecraft from its orbit around Saturn. That’s us, scurrying around on that small white dot right of center, between the rings and the light […]

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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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A Rose By Any Other Name

Indulge me in a bit of shop talk. Imagine an entrepreneur pitching a new venture to a VC over lunch in a swanky restaurant. The concept is a spiritual community, a church. “What makes this different from all the other churches, all the other religions?” asks the VC. The attraction for people (value proposition in […]

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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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