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One of the things I have realize as I both get older and continue my spiritual journey is how little I actually know and this is a good thing. Thinking I know blocks me from ever deeper awareness or possibilities. When I was younger I thought I knew everything. In seminary I thought I knew the...
By: rnelson
Posted: Thursday, November 15, 2018
 I spent some time reflecting on the talk I gave last week about inclusivity with self. The idea of living from my truth and of my being and stripping away the masks and false beliefs. Lots of stuff to strip away without being hard on myself and falling into shame. Seems like the work just...
By: rnelson
Posted: Thursday, November 1, 2018
The fundamental principle of inclusivity is that we are all connected. We may look different, worship different, sound different, believe this differently. You get the picture. These so called differences do not change the fundamental fact that we are all connected. This is the 1st and 2nd Unity...
By: rnelson
Posted: Thursday, October 25, 2018
The Board of Trustees and Staff acknowledge that there is a lot of things happening at Unity of Louisville that may be causing anxiety. For many, our fall program alone has brought up many issues. There is the talk of moving verses renovation. We have experienced vandalism which for some, including...
By: rnelson
Posted: Thursday, October 18, 2018
The world can be a challenging place to live. I know this sounds funny but it is true. People, events, conditions can be a challenge to us. If you are like me you will use one of two strategies to make the world seem safer and easier to live in. You can retreat and pretend the rest of the world and...
By: rnelson
Posted: Thursday, October 11, 2018
This week we continue our series the Summers of Love focusing on another classic, The Sounds of Silence by Simon and Garfunkel. Sounds of Silence, at least for me, brings back many fond memories. In the series we focus not simply on the beauty and memories the song provokes but what meanings and...
By: rnelson
Posted: Thursday, September 6, 2018
We continue our music series, the summers of Love, this week using one of the most iconic and seminal songs of the 60's; Get Together by the Youngbloods. Get Together really exemplified the best thinking of the era. "Come on people now smile on your brother everybody get together now try to love...
By: rnelson
Posted: Thursday, August 30, 2018
"Neither do people pour new wine into old wineskins. If they do, the skins will burst; the wine will run out and the wineskins will be ruined. No, they pour new wine into new wineskins, and both are preserved" (Matthew 9:17).When we are intentional about our spiritual journey, coming to a new...
By: rnelson
Posted: Monday, August 27, 2018
Simple thought for today. Have you ever wondered why the tortoise beat the Hare in the race. If this was fantasy football not many people would have drafted the tortoise. To slow, not athletic enough, doesn't fit the mold we are looking for. All of that may be true. But what the tortoise had the...
By: rnelson
Posted: Monday, August 27, 2018
Every year at the end of summer we have a special worship series focusing on the music. In the past, we have done a series on the metaphysics of the Beatles, Disney Films, Broadway musicals, and one of my favorites a remembrance of times past in honor of Frank Sinatra's 100th birthday. This year's ...
By: rnelson
Posted: Monday, August 27, 2018

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