A God of Second Starts by Tyler Hendricks Ph.D. (UTS’78)

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We find ourselves in 2014, when the spirit of “we’re marching to the blessed land of Canaan with delight” is a little harder to come by. We no longer have the power of True Father shielding us. As a consequence, are we bound for demoralization …

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Interfaith and the Shadows of Religion by Frank Kaufmann Ph.D. (UTS’79)

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PART I   The early, cautious, little steps into interfaith encounter in our time emerged while imperial, supersessionist, conversionary, and Balkanized impulses and mentalities still dominated religious assumptions in major world religions. Some religions were more extreme or overt in these attitudes and postures, but in fact all major world religions could be …

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Middle East Friendship

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With overlapping civil wars in Syria and Iraq, a new flare-up of violence between Israel and the Palestinians, and tense nuclear talks with Iran, Middle Eastern politics are more volatile than ever and longtime alliances are shifting. Here’s a guide to who’s on whose side in the escalating chaos.  MIDDLE EAST FRIENDSHIP CHART     […]

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Virtue for the Week: Purity

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Senryu poetry by Lloyd Howell (UTS’78)

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Dear friends, I am happy to announce a first place in this year’s Performance Poets Association’s Haiku/Senryu contest. Senryū (川柳?, literally ‘river willow’) is a Japanese form of short poetry

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