24 August 2006

Rod Debs - Creating Loving Religious Communities

Rod Debs is the minister at our local Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. This podcast is a continuation of an ongoing conversation that Rod and I have been having for the last two or three years. Rod continually strives to increase the religious experience of his congregation without, in any way, controlling their experience. He seeks only to stimulate thought, and to urge them to wholeness--whatever that would mean for them. He is a challenging person to listen to because he doesn't settle for conventional wisdom or platitudes; he tries to put each issue in a global context and treat the views of all people as worthy of consideration.

In this podcast we talked about the goals that are shared by both the Baha'i Faith and Unitarian Universalists and how the two religions take a different approach to achieving their goals.

Check out Rod Debs sermons--you'll see what I mean. You might want to subscribe to his podcast to try to keep up with his latest thoughts.

Rod mentioned Carter Heyward during the podcast. There are several more links about this famous theologian on the web.

In God's Word, there is this quote, "Consort with the followers of all religions in a spirit of friendliness and fellowship. Whatsoever hath led the children of men to shun one another, and hath caused dissensions and divisions amongst them, hath, through the revelation of these words, been nullified and abolished." (Baha'u'llah, Gleanings from the Writings of Baha'u'llah, p. 94)

Thanks for listening,


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