Category Archives: News

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

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)

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

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)

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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Living for the Sake of Others by Bruce Sutchar (UTS’85)

to give and not to count the cost, to fight and not to heed the wounds, to toil and not to seek for rest, to labor and not to ask for reward, save that of knowing that I do your will.                                      ~St. Ignatius Loyola (Sounds like the lyrics …

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Atheists May Not Exist

Metaphysical thought processes are more deeply wired than hitherto suspected   WHILE MILITANT ATHEISTS like Richard Dawkins may be convinced God doesn’t exist, God, if he is around, may be amused to find that atheists might not exist. Cognitive scientists are becoming increasingly aware that a metaphysical outlook may be so deeply ingrained in human […]

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Quote of the Week: Brown

“I, John Brown, am now quite certain that the crimes of this guilty land can never be purged away but with blood.” ~John Brown His last words, written on a note handed to a guard just before his hanging

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Matthew 18:20

“For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” KJV (Matthew 18:20)   Back in May 2012 the UTS Alumni had a reunion. Check out who came to that meeting in Las Vegas and the …

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Experts have been feeding us a big fat myth

A new book shows that the low-fat craze was based on flimsy evidence. Be wary of today’s advice from the diet police The diet police are on the prowl: if you hear a knock on the door, hide the sugar bowl, the butter dish and the salt. A draft report from the …

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