Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Be Spiritual - Episode 16

Gail Donahue is our guest for Episode 16 of Be Spiritual. Gail was raised Irish Catholic, both religiously and culturally. Ironically, it was the Catholic Church that pointed her to Unitarian Universalism. Today, Gail considers herself a proud atheist with a church — not at all paradoxical for a UU.

During the conversation, you'll hear Gail refer to Cakes for the Queen of Heaven. If you're interested in more information about this curriculum in feminist theology, check this web site.



Episode 16 runs about 37 minutes. You may listen with the above audio player, download the mp3 file here, or access it via iTunes.

I welcome your feedback, which you may leave by posting a comment below or by sending an e-mail to comments at bespiritual dot info.

The theme music is Floating Souls by Ambrish, courtesy of the Podsafe Music Network. The chalice artwork was created by Inga Johannesen, of the UU Church of Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Be Spiritual - Episode 11

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 Unitarian Universalism.














Listen to my conversation with Patricia using the above audio player or download the mp3 file here. You may also listen and subscribe to the podcast via iTunes.

I welcome your feedback, which you may leave by posting a comment on the blog or by sending an e-mail to comments at bespiritual dot info.

The theme music is Floating Souls by Ambrish, courtesy of the Podsafe Music Network. The chalice artwork was created by Inga Johannesen, of the UU Church of Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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Sunday, July 26, 2009

Be Spiritual - Episode 5

Our fifth episode features Tess George, a member of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashua and former Executive Director of the Unitarian Universalist Action Network of New Hampshire.

Raised Catholic, Tess left the church after questioning the virgin birth of Jesus. She became Unitarian Universalist while in college, and her spiritual exploration subsequently led to Paganism.

Not believing in a personal god, Tess finds divinity in nature and her relationships. She has a strong commitment to social justice, in her words to “even the playing field.”

During our conversation, Tess spoke of her daughter taking the Our Whole Lives sexuality education course, which is part of the UU religious education program. You can read more about the curriculum here.














Listen using the above audio player or you may download the mp3 file here. You may also listen and subscribe to the podcast via iTunes.

We welcome your feedback, which you may leave by posting a comment or sending an e-mail to comments at bespiritual dot info.

Our theme music is Floating Souls by Ambrish, courtesy of the Podsafe Music Network. The chalice artwork was created by Inga Johannesen, of the UU Church of Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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Sunday, June 21, 2009

Be Spiritual - Episode 3

In this episode, Roy Goodman shares his spiritual journey from Judaism to atheism. Roy's views were shaped by the shadow of the Holocaust; the apartheid of South Africa, where he was born and grew up; and Israel, where he attended college.

Places stir Roy's sense of awe at the universe and life, and he finds meaning in connection and relationship. Interestingly, Roy ascribes evil to a lack of connection — particularly when it springs from the belief that my truth is better than your truth.














Listen using the above audio player or you may download the mp3 file here. You may also listen and subscribe to the podcast via iTunes here.

We welcome your feedback, which you may leave by posting a comment or sending an e-mail to comments at bespiritual dot info.

Our theme music is Floating Souls by Ambrish, courtesy of the Podsafe Music Network. Chalice artwork created by Inga Johannesen, UU Church of Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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