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One of the techniques I use to continue to stretch my spiritual life and continued growth is to focus my attention on a word or two or possible a phrase and then see how it shows up in my thinking and work. The reason for this is twofold. The first is I have a curious mind and read and listen to a...
By: rnelson
Posted: Thursday, June 13, 2019
  I had an instructor, in my first seminary experience, who asked the class a very challenging question. What would it do to your faith if it could be proved, beyond a reasonable doubt that the Jesus of the bible did not exist? You could hear a pin drop. For a majority of the students this idea,...
By: rnelson
Posted: Thursday, June 6, 2019
In 2018 under the leadership of the Unity of Louisville Board, a committee was formed to increase our awareness and understanding of the uniqueness of human beings.  After all, isn’t this what we say that we believe?  In the Fall of 2018 our book study followed Sharif Abdullah’s book, “Practicing...
By: rnelson
Posted: Thursday, May 30, 2019
I spent the last week at a retreat/get together of the Great lakes Unity Board. We all get along great and collaborate well, much like the Unity of Louisville board. We laughed, argued, came to consensus on a number of issues, set our budget, planned our fall conference and ate. We ate a lot. We...
By: rnelson
Posted: Thursday, May 23, 2019
This is exciting times. Sometimes, I don't know about you but I think why did we ever take this step and complicate our lives in such a manner. I then remember the vision and mission of the church and community is not to play it safe but to transform lives and see the infinite possibilities...
By: rnelson
Posted: Thursday, May 16, 2019
It is interesting to be an observer of the world. I watch and see people willingly open a door for a person in a wheelchair. I have seen an entire row of cars stop and wait as an elderly person with a mobility challenge struggles to get across a highway safely. I have witnessed strangers offer an...
By: rnelson
Posted: Thursday, May 9, 2019
This week we are talking about giving witness to our experience and vision for what Unity of Louisville has been and is becoming. Richard Rohr, a Catholic Mystic, I believe calls this yet not yet. Who we are is good and gives voice and witness to the vision and aspirations of our community. Who we...
By: rnelson
Posted: Friday, May 3, 2019
Do Not Worry-Matthew 6:25“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothes? Sunday we kick off our Generosity Initiative. A team of individuals from the church have been...
By: rnelson
Posted: Thursday, April 25, 2019
On April 10th a group of dedicated volunteers who are managing many of the details of the move toured our new home to take measurements, pictures, and begin the process of mapping out where offices, classrooms and storage will be located. There still is much to do but it is all progressing at an...
By: rnelson
Posted: Thursday, April 18, 2019
We are walking in the light, in the light, in the light. We are walking in the light in the light of God.Sunday is Easter, probably the most important holiday in the Christian tradition. I have thought on this for years that it would seem that for most of Christianity their focus is on Good Friday...
By: rnelson
Posted: Thursday, April 18, 2019

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