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The Bible Alive

The Bible Alive! Exploring Your Spiritual Road Map with Rev. Ed Townley may offer the most surprising Bible insights you’ve ever heard. Using traditional Christian sources as well as Unity metaphysics, Rev. Ed approaches the Bible in a way that makes it fresh, exciting and helpful. He not only traces history you may not know, he brings the Bible to life for your life, connecting its ancient spiritual wisdom with today’s most urgent challenges. Wherever we find ourselves on our spiritual journeys, Rev. Ed sees the Bible as a helpful road map, offering invaluable guidance as we make our way, choice by choice, through the obstacles and opportunities of life.Read Rev. Ed's Interpret This blog.The ideas and opinions expressed on this program do not necessarily reflect the teachings of Unity. Unity respects a wide range of spiritual thoughts and beliefs, as reflected in the diverse range of subjects presented on Unity Online Radio.

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Is There No Balm in Gilead?

The message and vision of all the prophets is simple and consistent: Choices have consequences. Jeremiah 8:18-19, Amos 8:4-7, 1 Timothy 2:1-7.

59mins

19 Sep 2013

Rank #1

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All Souls, All Saints

Scriptural verses and pagan rituals swirl together in a deep affirmation of purpose and power. Wisdom of Solomon 3:1-9; John 11:32-44; Revelation 21:1-6.

58mins

1 Nov 2012

Rank #2

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Beyond Obedience

Understanding that choices have consequences can confine us to obedience out of fear. But Jesus calls us further—to creativity out of love. Deuteronomy 30:15-20; Sirach 15:15-20; Matthew 5:21-37; 1 Corinthians 3:1-9.

59mins

13 Feb 2014

Rank #3

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Come to the Waters

When we are aligned with our spiritual essence, our spiritual needs are met with overflowing good. We’ll explore this topic using Matthew 14:13-21 and Isaiah 55:1-5.

1hr

28 Jul 2011

Rank #4

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Up the Mountain, Into the Fog

Coming face-to-face with our divine essence requires a harrowing journey into the unknown. Exodus 24:12-18, Matthew 17:1-9, 2 Peter 1:16-21.

1hr

27 Feb 2014

Rank #5

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Return to the Lord

Ash Wednesday represents our commitment to the Light—a joyful process of spiritual spring cleaning. Joel 2:12-14; 2 Corinthians 6:2-10; Matthew 4:1-11 and 6:1-6.

1hr

6 Mar 2014

Rank #6

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An Understanding Heart

What we affirm in faith we receive as life experience. So choosing wisely is the most important step! Tune in as we discuss this in 1 Kings 3:5-12 and Romans 8:26-39.

59mins

21 Jul 2011

Rank #7

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Choices Have Consequences

It’s not just in obeying the law, but rather in fully embracing its underlying love, that we will move easily forward on our spiritual journey. Join me as we explore this idea in Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20 and Matthew 21:33-36.

1hr

29 Sep 2011

Rank #8

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Rejoice in the Lord

Philippians 4:1-9, Matthew 22:1-14

59mins

13 Oct 2011

Rank #9

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The Blind Leading the Blind

We must choose our spiritual guides carefully—and distrust those who are sure they know the way! We’ll look more closely at this in Matthew 15:10-28.

59mins

11 Aug 2011

Rank #10

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First a Little Cake

Abundance is not about how much we have, but how freely we share. 1 Kings  17:1; Mark 12:38-44; Hebrews 9:24-28.

59mins

8 Nov 2012

Rank #11

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Gentle Among You

From its earliest books (Leviticus 19:1-2, 15-18) to its closing letters (1 Thessalonians 2:1-8), the Bible’s central theme is love. Why, then, does it so often generate so much hatred?

59mins

20 Oct 2011

Rank #12

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Forgive Your Brother

If we express ourselves exactly as God expresses to us, we will dissolve every obstacle on our spiritual path. We’ll explore this in Exodus 14:19-31 and Matthew 18:23-35.

59mins

8 Sep 2011

Rank #13

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a Kingdom That Cannot Be Shaken

We are spiritual beings here to serve a divine purpose, and all the resources we need are available to us, if we simply ask. Isaiah 58:9b-14; Jeremiah 1:4-10; Hebrews 12:18-29.

59mins

22 Aug 2013

Rank #14

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Murmuring in the Wilderness

Divine Light and Abundance are dispensed in the universe, not according to our human sense of need or fairness, but according to our willingness to serve as open channels. Join in as we explore this in Exodus 16:2-15 and Matthew 20:1-16.

59mins

15 Sep 2011

Rank #15

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That Temple You Are

Our relationship to the religious laws of man guides us to a recognition of the greater Law of God, and then to an acceptance of the Law-based Love that is our truth. Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-13; Psalm 119:33-40; Matthew 5:38-48; 1 Corinthians 3:10-11, 16-23.

1hr

20 Feb 2014

Rank #16

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Having the Mind of Christ

Spiritual maturity requires us to trust confidently in our Oneness with infinite love and guidance, and to act accordingly, even if we find ourselves at odds with more traditional believers. 1 Corinthians 2:1-16, Isaiah 58:1-9, Matthew 5:13-20.

59mins

6 Feb 2014

Rank #17

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Zeal for the Lord

The controversial new book Zealot by Reza Aslan portrays a Jesus concerned, committed, and actively engaged in changing the world. Is this so new? Luke 12:32-40; Hebrews 11:1-16.

1hr

15 Aug 2013

Rank #18

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Behold, a Still, Small Voice

It is not in the distracting dramas of life that we will find our connection to the divine, but in the quiet power of the voice we hear in the Silence. We will explore this topic in 1 Kings 19:9-15 and Matthew 14:22-33.

59mins

4 Aug 2011

Rank #19

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A Simple 'Thanks' Will Do

The key to living a joy-filled life is to concentrate, not on apparent lack, but on the omnipresent Good already present. Luke 17:11-19, 2 Kings 5:1-3, 7-15c, 2 Timothy 2:8-15.

59mins

10 Oct 2013

Rank #20