Monthly Archives: April 2015

The Internet as Intentional Communities ~ Andrew Stewart

By Andrew Stewart I. An anecdote often shared among Unificationists about the spirit world is that it is composed of places where like-minded people congregate together. The same largely applies to the Internet, for the most part composed of entirely

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Report on the 1st Blessing Advanced Seminar at UTS, April 18th ~ Fred Lacroix (UTS’94)

    On the weekend of April 18-19th the campus of the Unification Theological Seminary (UTS) at Barrytown, New York was buzzing with excitement with two different seminars occurring simultaneously. Twenty-one participants attended the “Advanced First Blessing seminar” with Ron Pappalardo at the Massena House on Saturday, April 18, …

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Virtue for the Week: Appreciation

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Politically Correct Moral Reasoning: Creating the Foundation for Same-Sex Marriage, for Social Decline, and for a Growing Authoritarian State ~Stephen Stacey (UTS’90)

  Throughout history, we have used a whole range of methods of moral reasoning in order to bring about healthier societies. Typically these methods have their roots in philosophy or religion. Let us look at just a few simple examples: “What if everyone did it… for example, steals?” …

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Who Am I to Judge? – The Ethics of Moral Judgments ~ curated By Robin James Graham (UTS’80)

By Michael Josephson Almost every week someone indignantly attacks my integrity because I offended them with a real or perceived opinion they didn’t like. The underlying assumption is that stating an opinion on any controversial matter violates the sacred duty of neutrality. First, I’m a teacher and …

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Hana and the Boston Marathon~ Bruce Sutchar (UTS’85)

My daughter, Hana, was a star cross country runner in high school and after some time out for injuries she joined an elite group of community college runners.  She placed 54th in the national finals with 40 of the runners ahead of her being Kenyan. She …

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Outcomes of Free Sex ~ Jose Ferrete D.Min. (UTS’84 and ’13)

  Bacchanalian Scene by Auguste Leveque, ca. 1890-1910 Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and unwanted pregnancies are the two major immediate consequences of free sex behavior. The latter may lead to abortions, another heated controversial topic. This research focuses only …

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Quote of the Week: Someone Else

 

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Governance That Works – Effective Leadership for Theological Schools ~ curated by Robin James Graham (UTS’80)

  By Barbara G. Wheeler and Helen Ouellette | March 2015 Center for the Study of Theological Education Auburn Studies   The board of a struggling seminary, the sole theological school of a small denomination, decides that the school must expand …

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Reconsidering Divine Principle’s Call to Create a Socialist Ideal ~ Jack LaValley

  Divine Principle claims the ideals and values embedded in capitalist democratic free markets will give way to a socialist ideal: “Because human beings are created to live in an ideal society, they will inevitably pursue a socialistic ideal as they strive for freedom and democracy and …

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