Monthly Archives: January 2014

The Providential Necessity of “Open” Blessings by Michael Mickler Ph.D. (UTS’77)

Unificationists would do well to review accounts of Christianity’s rise, particularly the role of inter-marriage in its penetration of the Roman Empire. One astute analysis is that of Rodney Stark, an eminent American sociologist of religion, who distinguishes between “primary” and “secondary” conversions in his Rise …

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How being a Technomad makes my life Richer

I have always had this feeling that I should be doing something special with my life, which is a big cosmic finger, because at 34 years old, I still have no idea what that something is… Meanwhile I am trying to live every moment. My husband John Leonard …

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The January 25/26 First Blessing workshop at Barrytown

    The workshop in the Massena House with Ron Pappalardo was truly “refreshing”. The atmosphere among the participants who braved the cold and snow to get there was warm and embracing. The Massena House is a wonderful location  for a workshop and the UTS hospitality with Kate Korda was …

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Fixing Geneva II, Syrian peace talk by Frank Kaufmann Ph.D. (UTS’79)

The international war being waged inside of Syria has created a humanitarian crisis of staggering proportions. Estimates of numbers killed in the war since March 2011 range from 94,000 to 130,000. There are now 2 million Syrian refugees in neighboring countries, and 4 million Syrians internally displaced.Making and fomenting war is a multi-trillion dollar …

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God’s Original Design for Sex – 3x per Week by Jim Stephens (UTS’77)

I am almost 65 years old, but many people tell me I look very young for my age. I have recently come to understand that probably the major reason for this is that I have been blessed with a wonderful wife. She understood from the beginning that one of the basic emotional, mental, and physical […]

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Quote of the Week: E.B. White

I GET UP EVERY MORNING DETERMINED TO BOTH CHANGE THE WORLD AND HAVE ONE HELL OF A GOOD TIME. E.B. White

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Virtue for the Week: Determination

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The History of the Massena House Estate by Henry Christopher (UTS’80)

This introduction to the first Speakers’ Forum at the Unification Theological Seminary at Barrytown, NY is on the history of this former Robert Livingston estate on the Hudson River. The Livingstons were a prominent family in the Hudson Valley in Colonial times. One Philip Livingston was a signer of the Declaration of Independence. The Speakers’ […]

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thank you 4 asking! project by Robin Debacker (UTS’85)

SUMMARY Hello! This survey and research project (thank you 4 asking) came out of a desire to change something that wasn’t working for me ~ not just the Sunday service, but my life in general. I wanted to get inspired. After my husband and I invited our pastor and his wife to lunch to tell them everything […]

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West’s 30-year vendetta with Iran is finally buried in Davos

The Iranian nuclear deal is on. Hassan Rouhani’s charm offensive in Davos has been a tour de force, the moment of rehabilitation for the Islamic Republic. His words were emollient. “The world hasn’t seen a speech like that from an Iranian leader since the Revolution,” tweeted Ian Bremmer from the Eurasia Group. Anybody betting on […]

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