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'Into the Mystic' is the Rev. John C. Dorhauer's weekly podcast on UCC.org. The United Church of Christ General Minister and President is creating these weekly messages so that "the art and practice of spiritual reflection is modeled as a priority and not just a part time avocation."

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'Into the Mystic' is the Rev. John C. Dorhauer's weekly podcast on UCC.org. The United Church of Christ General Minister and President is creating these weekly messages so that "the art and practice of spiritual reflection is modeled as a priority and not just a part time avocation."

    Art As God's Handiwork

    Art As God's Handiwork

    Art is God's expression of beauty in the world - through us. When the Holy Spirit touches our artful passions, beauty is the outcome for the rest of us to enjoy and experience.

    What artful encounter has touched your soul?

    Read the transcript on ucc.org: https://www.ucc.org/into_the_mystic_art_as_god_s_handiwork

    • 6 min
    Photographs And Memories

    Photographs And Memories

    In these times of pandemic, strife and uncertainly, sometimes it can help to break out old photographs and memories that take us back to times that can put a smile on our face and establish a new mindset for the day. Thank God for pleasant memories and the soothing effect they can have on your spirit.

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    Read the transcript at ucc.org: https://www.ucc.org/into_the_mystic_photographs_and_memories

    • 4 min
    My Pandemic Litany of Loss

    My Pandemic Litany of Loss

    Living through this pandemic can give our spirit a workout. Sometimes even the little changes that we are forced to live with can get us down. Talking with the Sacred can help soothe our soul in trying times such as these.

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    Read the transcript at ucc.org: https://www.ucc.org/into_the_mystic_my_pandemic_litany_of_loss

    • 5 min
    On Byron And Good Poetry

    On Byron And Good Poetry

    Art and poetry have the ability to emote passion and healing in one's spirit. What piece of poetry or art does that for you? Hear more about this on this episode of the podcast.

    Read the transcript at ucc.org: https://www.ucc.org/into_the_mystic_on_byron_and_good_poetry

    • 4 min
    Peace On Earth

    Peace On Earth

    Threats of war and violence are again erupting on the Korean peninsula between the North and South, 70 years after 5 million people were killed and a ceasefire agreement was enacted. The Rev. John C. Dorhauer, General Minister and President of the United Church of Christ, will soon represent the United States on behalf of the National Council of Churches on a Zoom meeting of world leaders. Hear John's prayer for a peaceful Korea as you listen to this podcast.

    Read the transcript on ucc.org: https://www.ucc.org/into_the_mystic_peace_on_earth_2020

    • 4 min
    Expurgation

    Expurgation

    The time is well past due to cleanse (or expurgate)America of toxic, oppressive, and all too often - deadly - white male values that have plagued this nation since its inception. God sees and loves us all as equals, and it's time that we do the same.

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    Read the transcript at ucc.org: https://www.ucc.org/into_the_mystic_expurgation

    • 6 min

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Stories of inspiration

Every week I count on listening to John's perspectives on living. I feel more ready to take action where I'm needed to act or listen to what needs to be heard. He's like the spirit, as we say at my home church, able to "push us into places we may not necessarily go ourselves."

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Let There Be Peace

I can’t say that I have been a constant advocate of peace but deep in my heart I pray for it. Caring for our fellow man through helping and sharing, both acts of love, are ways toward peace on earth. Getting to know our neighbor, both near and far, is a step toward peace on earth. For when we know each other we find the many similarities that God has built within us even if our interests, lifestyles and cultures are different. I think Minister Dorhauer is on to something here and I like it. Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me. Don Davis - Mayflower Church of Billings, Montana and Mayflower Church of Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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