Sheep and Goats

A mystical approach to Christianity

Unity: "We open it up to all the ways in which we understand what God is."

Unity San Diego Contact: 3770 Altadena Avenue, City Heights, 619-280-2501 www.unitysandiego.org Membership: 300 Pastor: Blair Tabor Age: 66 Born: Minneapolis, MN Formation: University of California San Diego; Unity Institute & Seminary, Kansas City, MO Years ...

A word on angels

"A communion of spiritual commerce"

Amongst the adorable dispensations of the divine mercy in favor of men, it is not the least, that he has been pleased to establish a communion of spiritual commerce between us on earth and his ...

Shorn of dogma and dualism

"People are abandoning spirituality and organized religion in droves."

Membership: 165 Pastor: Patti Paris Age: 61 Born: New York City, NY Formation: City University, New York City; Holmes Institute, Encinitas Years Ordained: 7 San Diego Reader: How long do you spend preparing your talks? ...

Who shall overcome this earth?

And the world of Yama, and the world of the gods?

Who shall overcome this earth, and the world of Yama (the lord of the departed), and the world of the gods? Who shall find out the plainly shown path of virtue, as a clever man ...

God's not going to force himself on you

"The short answer is you go to heaven when you die. But there are some nuances to that."

Membership: 150 Pastor: Erik Borlaug Age: 29 Born: Forrest Lake, MN Formation: Winona State University, Winona, MN Years Ordained: 7 San Diego Reader: What’s your main concern as a member of the clergy? Pastor Erik ...

Garrison the man

"If other men choose to go upon all fours, I choose to stand erect."

I do not know how to worship God and Mammon at the same time. If other men choose to go upon all fours, I choose to stand erect, as God designed every man to stand. ...

That call was always there

"My friend looked at me and said, 'Make a choice.' So I did."

Membership: 150 (Attendance: 80). Pastor: Guy Williams Age: 64 Born: Cornell, CA Formation: San Diego State University; Holmes Institute, Golden, CO Years Ordained: 10 San Diego Reader: What’s your favorite subject on which to preach? ...

What is non-consciousness?

Or, what's hindering your dharma?

What is non-consciousness? Non-consciousness is that which, among the Non-conscious Ones, arrests the mind and its mental states. Among the beings who take birth among the Non-Conscious Ones, i.e., the non-conscious gods, there is a ...

Working his way through the Good Book

"It takes five to ten hours of preparation per one hour of preaching."

Membership: 60 Pastor: Jeff Apsley Age: 61 Born: Batesville, Indiana Formation: Baptist Bible College, San Dimas (Now Springfield, MO); Moody Bible Institute, Chicago; Talbot School of Theology, La Mirada Years Ordained: 37 San Diego Reader: ...

Coming up next

"Every 500 years, God has a great big rummage sale."

Membership: 170 Pastor: Sharon Graff Age: 62 Born: Hemet Formation: Northwest Christian College, Eugene, OR; Claremont School of Theology, Claremont; San Francisco Theological Seminary, San Francisco Years Ordained: 33 San Diego Reader: What’s your favorite ...

Finding God in a shack

"Once we realize the love that God gives each one of us, we see our neighbors a little differently."

Membership: 750 Pastor: John Shaver Age: 47 Born: Dayton, OH Formation: North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC; Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Pittsburgh, PA; Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington, D.C.; University of Pittsburgh Years Ordained: 19 San Diego ...

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