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DEDICATION AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS
 

PREFACE

     Birthings

 

PART I: THE DIALOGUE   

 

CHAPTER I

THE SPIRITUAL MASTERS CONFERENCE


CHAPTER II:  A  NEW DAY

     Dawning

 

CHAPTER III     
A NEW 21ST CENTURY EARTH

     Renewal

     New American Faces

     Message of Messenger

 

CHAPTER IV    

ESCAPING THE SHEEPLE HERD

     New Age
     The Universalist Church

 

CHAPTER V

WHY BE A UNIVERSALIST? BECAUSE GOD IS A UNIVERSALIST

     Creative Tension between Christian and Universalist
     The New Dialogue      

     Mitakuye Oyasin (All Our Relations) 

 

PART II: THE THEOLOGY


CHAPTER VI

JUST WHO IS THIS GOD GUY OR GAL ANYWAY?

(ON THE NATURE OF GOD)

     The Many and the One, The One and the Many

     God as Friend and Lover?

     Great Mystery

     Hidden Foundations

CHAPTER VII

ASK GOD.COM

(ON THE NATURE OF REVELATION)

     Darwin or Genesis?
     Revelation-in-Action

     Mysticism is Alive and Well on Mother Earth

 

CHAPTER VIII

YE ARE GODS!

(ON THE NATURE OF HUMANKIND)

     Body and Soul

     The Christ and Buddha Within
     The Ahimsa Way

 

CHAPTER IX

PANDORA'S BOX

(ON THE NATURE OF GOOD, EVIL, SIN AND SUFFERING)

     Lives of Han (Suffering)
     Dead Zones        
     Return to Hope     

  

CHAPTER X

SEEING THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY

(ON THE NATURE OF ILLUSION)

     Veils and More Veils
     We Are What We Think      
     The Way Out     

   

CHAPTER XI

ALL WE NEED IS LOVE

(ON THE NATURE OF LOVE AND COMMUNITY)

     Religious Seekers and Universalists Today  
     The Search is for Love and Community    
     Spiritual Psychobabble and Belongingness

 

CHAPTER XII

THE FREEDOM EXPRESS

(ON THE NATURE OF LIBERATION)

     Liberation Theology       
     Green Theology       
     Transforming Oppressor and Oppressed    
     Universalism and Personal Liberation    
     The Words and Teachings of the Mahatmas (Great

          Ones) 
          Judaism and the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament and

               The Tanakh)  

          Christianity and the New Testament    
          Islam and Muhammad       
          Eastern Religions       

          Indigenous and Shamanic Religions  

 

 

CHAPTER XIII

ALL THE WORLD'S A STAGE

(ON THE NATURE OF DIVINE PURPOSE) 
     Awaken         
     Just Because        
     No Coincidences        
     Lightwork    

  

PART III: THE PRAXIS—LIGHT LIVING

 

CHAPTER XIV

LOST IN TRANSLATION

(UNIVERSALISM AND SACRED TEXTS)

     Is Scripture Everything?

     The Theology of Story  

     

CHAPTER XV

REFLECTIONS ON A SOCIETAL THEME

     The Times They are a’ Changin’  

     The Human Connection: Living in the Xbox 
     Some Sociological Musings      
     Utilitarian Consequences and Durkheim’s Glue
     Marx’s Opium       
     Weber’s Cage      
     Microstories      

     Reflections on a Sociological Theme

 

CHAPTER XVI

THE NEW PARADIGM  

     The Age of Aquarius     

     Daddy-King God      
     All We Need is Love       
     New Models for a New Way

      

PART IV: THE PRAXIS—LIGHT WORK

   

CHAPTER XVII

STRUCTURE OR PRISON

(ON THE NATURE OF ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE)

     Breakout from the Iron Cage    

     Wheel, Spokes and Hub     
     It Is About the Size (and the Message)  

     Virtual Circles      
     Networking and Marketing     
     All Our Resources 

 

CHAPTER XVIII

WHO'S IN COMMAND?

(ON THE NATURE OF ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP)

     The Responsibilities of Command     
     Gurus Need Not Apply     

     Dealbreakers in Leadership and Organizational               Success  
     Walking the Walk       
     Facilitator Model of Leadership     

 

CHAPTER XIX

STAY THE COURSE

(ON THE NATURE OF ORGANIZATIONAL MISSION)

     The Purpose and Ethos  
     Teaching, Learning, Praying, Meditating, Enjoying  

     Specialized Missions    

     Network Advocacy       

     Field of Dreams      

     Afterword

 

APPENDIX 1: UNIVERSALIST SPIRITUAL MANIFESTO

APPENDIX 2: The Little Church That Could

 

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