Steven R. Vazquez, Ph.D., LPC-S, LMFT is our next live Interviewee on Thursday, May 17 at 7 PM at Unity Church of the Hills

This is our remarkable interview with Dr. Vazquez on Kundalini. A follow-up with Anne Beversdorf will be included soon.

Meet the Grandons! Unity Church of the Hills new Co-Ministers

In April 2018 we interviewed The Reverends Brian and Kristen Grandon.  This interview is a remarkable introduction to these two dynamic and brilliant people who are about to lead this already advanced church into a new era of impact that will resonate around the country.

This is worth your taking the time to watch in its entirety.

UP NEXT: Meet the Grandons: Thursday April 19, 2018 at Unity Church of the Hills!

Our live interview with the Grandons, the new pastors at Unity Church of the Hills in Austin.

Newly Married, Newly moved to Austin, and new to UCOH.  We wil interview Brian and Kristen Grandon one Thursday night, April 19 at 7 PM in the sanctuary of Unity Church of the Hills.

Ed Salisbury reveals his own Near Death Experiences and those of others with whom he has worked.

A survivor of multiple Spiritually Transformative and Near-Death Experiences, as well as a perpetual ‘Rebellious Devotee of TRUTH,’ Brother Ed brings enchanting lessons of Grace, Wisdom and Peace in the processes of Dying and Death. Ed will share his own personal perspectives of NDE’s and expand upon their spiritually transformative aspects.

Ed Salisbury is a hospice minister, yoga coach, and funeral director. Having experienced multiple NDEs, he’s been drawn to work closely with the dying; in that role he’s been providing optimal choices in elder care, health challenges and ‘at death’ care for over 20 years. He advises friends, families and organizations in the planning and fulfillment of funeral arrangements. Ed has also served on local and international association boards of directors for grief recovery, Near Death Experiencers (IANDS), funeral consumer, and hospice care organizations.

Managing a Home Health care agency, advising on community and international boards, and presenting programs, workshops & courses about grief, loss, death, healing and self-care, Ed has enjoyed facilitating a healing grace in many lives.

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Joe Lam interviews Chuck and Karen about how they got to this point in their business.

Joe Lam, Head of the Austin Chapter of the Institute of Noetic Sciences interviews Chuck and Karen about the first fifteen years of their business and their plans for the future. This is a revealing interview with Chuck and Karen as they reveal some of the secrets of the past fifteen years!

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We interview Jim Rigby before a live audience at The Unity Church of the Hills on February 15, 2018

Rigby is a Presbyterian Minister in Austin Texas. In 2007, Jim was named “Texas Public Citizen of the Yearby National Association of Social Workers for his work on gender, economic, and racial issues.

Jim has written for Huffington Post, Common Dreams, and other sites, but now his focus is on this blog, as a place for a deeper discussion of the relationship between religion and politics.

Is it possible to affirm our different religious (and nonreligious) worldviews in ways that do not lead to intolerance and oppression, or does religion lead inevitably to superstition and sectarian violence? Can we affirm the core values of our own group, and yet, still be good citizens of the world? It is an open question.

The interview took place at The Unity Church of the Hills in Austin, Texas and we had a nice crowd and Jim was stunningly insightful as he discussed issues facing all of us and how the church does or does not respond to them.

Photo’s Courtesy of Joe Lam

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Our 2018 New Years Card

Greetings to one and all. Here’s to a GREAT New Year!

Jan Blevins Discusses the results of her work with Plant Medicine. 2017-11-14

Jan presented her findings to a small group in Austin, after spending a week in a Costa Rican jungle with indigenous teachers skilled in using Plant Medicine to promote deep personal spiritual growth.

Her candid and spontaneous presentation will give you a glimpse into the growing awareness that as we connect fully in with our environment, we find room to explore and expand our souls and our connection to all of creation.

This is a challenging presentation and one that will lead you into a time of real questioning.

Enjoy!

Chuck’s Sermon at Unity in the Heart of Austin, April 30, 2017

Chuck was the Guest Speaker at Unity in the Heart of Austin and this is the presentation:

Onward Christian Soldiers. Hill Country News. November 30, 2017

Onward Christian Soldiers

    By Chuck Robison

False Prophets are very good at hiding their falseness.  Recently, Jim Baker, the religious swindler and convicted felon, stated that if Trump is impeached “The Christians will finally come out of the shadows.” He went on to state ”Such an impeachment will result in another American Civil War. It will be called for and managed by the Christians.”

In a recent Baptist News Global article, Miguel De La Torre states: “Evangelicalism has ceased to be a faith perspective rooted in Jesus the Christ and has become a political movement whose beliefs repudiate all Jesus advocated.

The beauty of the gospel message — of love, of peace and of fraternity — has been murdered by the ambitions of Trumpish flimflammers who have sold their souls for expediency. No greater proof is needed of the death of Christianity than the rush to defend a child molester in order to maintain a majority in the U.S. Senate.

Evangelicalism’s embrace of a new age of ignorance, blames homosexuality for Harvey’s rage rather than considering the scientific consequences climate change has on the number of increasing storms of greater and greater ferocity.

You might wonder if my condemnation is too harsh. It is not, for the Spirit of the Lord has convicted me to shout from the mountaintop how God’s precious children are being devoured by the hatred and bigotry of those who have positioned themselves as the voice of God in America.”

On November 20th, The Boston Declaration, condemning the abuse of the Christian faith by many conservatives today, was written, signed and released by over 300 hundred Christian theologians attending the American Academy of Religion and the Society of Biblical Literature, an annual meeting of nearly 10,000 professionals in religion.

In a dramatic press conference at Boston’s famous Old South Church, where many dressed in sackcloth and ashes to call for repentance and change in Christianity in the United States, the presenters were clear that white American Evangelicalism is in a crisis, a crisis of its own making. It has abandoned the Gospel of Jesus the Christ.

They said: “We are here because Jesus taught us to “love our neighbor as ourselves. We are here because we take the parable of the Good Samaritan to heart. We are here because we refuse to allow Christianity to be co-opted by the likes of people who support abuse of women, the closing of our nation to the immigrant in need and the normalizing of lie after lie after lie.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the German Christian pastor who was arrested and ultimately executed by the Nazis for his opposition to Hitler, contrasted what he called cheap grace” with the costly grace of the Gospel. “Cheap grace means grace sold on the market like cheapjacks wares. The sacraments, the forgiveness of sin, and the consolations of religion are thrown away at cut prices. Grace is represented as the Church’s inexhaustible treasury, from which she showers blessings with generous hands, without asking questions or fixing limits.

The Christianity Bonhoeffer denounced is the Christianity we denounce today. It is a Christianity that literally enables hate, hate for people of color, for immigrants, for those of other religions, for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender human beings, for women and girls, for the poor and the most vulnerable among us.”

We have now reached that moment when Christian preachers of every kind must stand up and demand that those who claim to follow The Christ actually follow The Christ.  We cannot allow another American Civil War to commence being led by faux Christian leaders who preach hatred, exclusivity and war itself as a solution to anything.

You, the reader of this article and all the other publicity in this crisis, must take this seriously.  Six weeks before the firing on Fort Sumter, no one had seriously thought that a real war would occur.  And then without warning, America caught on fire.

As the convicted felon Jim Baker says, we are very close to a civil war.  Our whole country is armed and dangerous.  One match, one bullet, one mistake,  even one impeachment trial, and we are done.  If we really claim to be Christians, then we must follow The Christ.  At the very least we must seek peace with our American Brothers and Sisters.  And we must act now.

If we allow this war to start, we will have to learn, again, the hard way, the sad truth of every war.  At the end of every war we must answer the very same question that we failed to answer as the war began: How can we live with our brothers and sisters?

Following The Christ, seeking peace and charity towards all and compassion for each, we can grow to the America we were educated to believe we lived in.  We are fast leaving that America under a false flag of Making America Great Again.

The Christ, as promised, will be with each of us until the end of time, but none of us will live to see a great America ever again.

Pray for peace, pray for forgiveness, pray for each other.