Essays & Thoughts

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On Competition
On Competition

"So it doesn’t just matter if we win, it also matters who we are winning for. And it matters which games we’re willing to play." Just one tidbit from the overview by editor Mary Klein to the Jan/Feb issue of Western Friend "On Competition".

Water Is Sacred - On The Ground At Standing Rock

Myron Buchholz shares his on-the-ground experience at Standing Rock.

Christmas Tree
A Perfectly Imperfect Christmas

Pastor David Huber shares his take on the true meaning of Christmas: Presence, not Presents.

Bill Nye & Ken Ham
On Evolution

Pastor David Huber reflects on the 2014 debate over evolution between Bill Nye and Ken Ham, and discusses the relationship between science and faith.

Paris Conference
On Climate Change and the Earth's Stewardship

Pastor David Huber reflects on the recent Paris Climate Conference, and what it means for our obligation to be stewards of the Earth.

Leaving a Legacy
Leaving a Legacy

What kind of legacy do you want to leave behind?

by Sandy McKinney, Unity Christ Center, Eau Claire

Season of the Heart
Season of the Heart

Awakening to the birth in consciousness of the Christ spirit in us.

By Sandy McKinney, Unity Christ Center, Eau Claire

The Israel in Your Jacob
A Cover to Match the Book: Finding the Israel in Your Jacob

After Jacob wrestled with God, he came away with a new identity and a new name - Israel. The practice of choosing a name to match your spirit and calling is mostly neglected in American mainstream society, yet it is another important opportunity for truth-telling. We think of choosing a name as the simple filling in of a legal document but the repercussions are far reaching. The family names we take and pass down are a remnant of the days when men owned their women and children and slaves - is it time to think more deliberately about the names we take and live with?

Iraq Fallen
Observance of Dead and Injured in Iraq and Afghanistan

Six years ago today, US forces commenced military operations in Iraq. Following are the names of the 93 fallen soldiers from Wisconsin, from the the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Please take a moment to honor the soldiers and the countless innocent civilians who have suffered in this conflict.

The observance of Wisconsin fallen is brought to you by Voices for Peace Institute and Iraq Moratorium.

Free From Hell

Could the God of Love create a system which condemns the majority of humanity to Hell? Universalism, i.e., the belief in Universal Salvation, says no, and I agree.


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