29 episodes

The Trinity doctrine is perplexing. Many Christians prefer explicit Scriptures on the one God over catholic creeds. Mark Cain explores living as a lower-case-u unitarian amid a trinitarian majority with insights and stories from unorthodox guests.

Unitarian Christian Alliance Mark Cain, UCA member

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 24 Ratings

The Trinity doctrine is perplexing. Many Christians prefer explicit Scriptures on the one God over catholic creeds. Mark Cain explores living as a lower-case-u unitarian amid a trinitarian majority with insights and stories from unorthodox guests.

    The “None Besides God” Rule - Isaiah 43:11

    The “None Besides God” Rule - Isaiah 43:11

    Is there another savior besides God? Mark Cain considers Kristen's question, and offers space-saving advice for one's Trinity Tool Belt™.
    OPENING REMARKS
    Thoughts on episode #27 from Mom and host, Biblical Hebrew, and types of UCA podcast episodes.
    CLOSING REMARKS
    Interlinear translations, and a recommended Bible app, inWORD.
    SCRIPTURES
    Isaiah 43:11 - No savior besides God 2 Kings 13:5-7 - God gave Israel a savior Judges 3:9 - Othniel was also a savior John 4:25ff - Samaritans recognize the savior Isaiah 44:8 - No God besides God John 10:34 - Those who are called gods Romans 5 - The man Jesus reversed damage done by Adam Genesis 3:15 - First promise of human head crusher Deuteronomy 18:15 - More promises of a human word speaker 1 Chronicles 17:11ff - Promises of a human earth ruler John 3:16 - God the sender, the initiator Acts 2:22 - God did miracles through Jesus Matthew 26:39ff - God's will is the reason the crucifixion was to proceed Romans 5:8 - God showed his love for us Ezekiel 34:11-15 - God is the one who feeds, and God is the shepherd Ezekiel 34:22-23 - Now it's the servant David who feeds and is the one shepherd Acts 13:22-23 - Paul describes God as the cause of David and of Jesus RESOURCES
    One God Report Episode 8, What If It’s Me, Not Yahweh? John 8:58 Guarding the Faith - Pastor Wilson 6-27-21, Victory Baptist Temple of Piedmont, MO (jump to 50 minutes) Biblehub.com Interlinear inWORD Bible app FEEDBACK
    Speak words. Say your first name and your state or country.
    "Hello, it's me from here. Please talk about it more."
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    • 34 min
    Brazilian Jewish Portuguese Speaking YouTuber - Mark Silveira

    Brazilian Jewish Portuguese Speaking YouTuber - Mark Silveira

    A theological redemption sparked by the Shema—how Mark Silveira turned his embarrassment into a unique YouTube ministry.
    OPENING REMARKS
    Being a niche, TINOs, counting the Father and the Son, and "I and the Father are two."
    CLOSING REMARKS
    Brandon Duke and host discuss a recent UCA video, cross promotion of UCA videos and podcast, and an interruption by Thomas.
    SCRIPTURES
    John 10:30 - I and Father are one John 8:17-18 - I and Father are two Philippians 2:11 - Kneeling to Jesus by God’s command and for God’s glory John 14:6 - I am the way, the truth, and the life Deuteronomy 6:4 - Shema Genesis 1:26 - Let us make man in our image Isaiah 6:8 - Who will go for us? REFERENCES
    Book: The Only True God: A Study of Biblical Monotheism, Eric H.H. Chang YouTube: ARAUTO DO DEUS ÚNICO - Mark Silveira's channel YouTube: How many persons is God? FEEDBACK
    Digitize your analog vocal patterns. Say your first name and your state or country.
    "Hello, it's Juanita from Puerto Rico. Please make more audio."
    Email podcast@unitarianchristianalliance.org Click here to RECORD A MESSAGE Or call: 615-581-1158 LISTENING TIPS
    Pauses and pacing are hand crafted, artisan efforts. If your podcast app lets you remove silences, please don't. You will enjoy this better with the silences left in.
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    The UCA Podcast email list! Large and enjoyable episode art, plus additional thoughts from the host. Also, notifications when there are delays.
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    Podcast Webpage: https://podcast.unitarianchristianalliance.org

    • 40 min
    Road Trip and Late-Night Christology - Eric Miller

    Road Trip and Late-Night Christology - Eric Miller

    What is it like being an Arian surrounded by Biblical Unitarians? Turns out it can be quite delightful. Eric tells of his weekend at the 20s and 30s Conference. 
    OPENING REMARKS
    Loved ones in person, differences exist, and it's the transportation not the destination. 
    CLOSING REMARKS
    Anonymous thanks, Converge vs. UCA Conference, dunking booths, and pies.
    RESOURCES
    Episode 17: Fellowship Effectively Less Frequently God’s Bible School & College Churches of Christ Jehovah Witnesses Debate - Dr. Dale Tuggy vs. Dr. Michael Brown Converge The UCA Affirmation SCRIPTURES
    Hebrews 10:5 - The body prepared for him FEEDBACK
    Expel air through the constriction of your vocal chords. Say your first name and your state or country.
    "Hello, it's James from Ontario. Love the program, but why are you so wrong all the time?"
    Email podcast@unitarianchristianalliance.org Click here to RECORD A MESSAGE Or call: 615-581-1158 LISTENING TIPS
    Pauses are hand crafted for maximal comprehension and impact. If your podcast app lets you remove silences, please don't. You will likely enjoy this better with the silences left in.
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    The UCA Podcast email list! Large and enjoyable episode art, plus additional thoughts from the host. Also, notifications when there are delays.
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    Podcast Webpage: https://podcast.unitarianchristianalliance.org

    • 39 min
    Wandering, Arguing, and Culture - Anne Fischhaber

    Wandering, Arguing, and Culture - Anne Fischhaber

    What happens when an argumentative world traveler drops into a college full of wrong people? (Clue: only the penitent will pass.)
    Learn how Anne's first hand experience with agency and honor opened the door to actually listening.
    OPENING REMARKS
    Mark has laryngitis, and his wife, Karen, saves the day!
    CLOSING REMARKS
    Brief explanation of "Abrahamic Faith," feedback from Cheryl on episode 19. Credibility and God's Death, "Thomas" says a few words, and Andrew from the U.K. weighs in on episode 23. The Wheels Fell Off.
    RESOURCES
    The Airplane Flight Scene (inspiration for episode theme) Atlanta Bible College SCRIPTURES
    Isaiah 1:18 - Come, let us argue Philippians 3:15 - If you think differently, God will make it clear Matthew 5:41 - Going the extra mile Luke 10:25-37 - The good Samaritan John 4:1-42 - The woman at the well FEEDBACK
    Divulge your innermost feedback. Say your first name and your state or country.
    "Hello, it's... uh... Thomas from Ohio. You sure got something crazy going on up in your head."
    Email podcast@unitarianchristianalliance.org Click here to RECORD A MESSAGE Or call: 615-581-1158 LISTENING TIPS
    Pauses are hand crafted for maximal comprehension and impact. If your podcast app lets you remove silences, please don't. You will likely enjoy this better with the silences left in.
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    The UCA Podcast email list! Large and enjoyable episode art, plus additional thoughts from the host. Also, notifications when there are delays.
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    Podcast Webpage: https://podcast.unitarianchristianalliance.org

    • 48 min
    Conscience

    Conscience

    What is the conscience? What is it doing in there? Host Mark Cain attempts an answer...and regrets eating the cookie.
    CLOSING REMARKS
    Alan’s reflection on The Wheels Fell Off, notes from Josiah and Chloe on episode 22, and a save-the-date announcement of the upcoming UCA Conference, Oct. 15-17, 2021 in Millersville, Tennessee.
    SCRIPTURES
    1 John 3:19 - Heart at rest and confidence. Genesis 1:26 - Man made in God’s image. John 8:34 - A slave to sin. Romans 6, Titus 3, 2 Peter 2 - More slave to sin texts. Matthew 24:12 - The love of many will grow cold. Matthew 26:57-68 - Silent before his accusers. John 17:21 - Father and Son in believers. Hebrews 5:12 - Basic principles. Hebrews 5:14 - Mature, trained to discern good from evil. RESOURCES
    Christian, What Do You Believe? Probably a Heresy About Jesus, Says Survey UCA Conference, Oct. 15 - 17, 2021 in Millersville, Tennessee (stay tuned for more information) Sign up for the Unitarian Christian Alliance UCA episode 22: Aliens on a New Planet (Fort Lauderdale) - Mary McCarty One God Report podcast, episode 46, "I Took the Trinity Quiz" The Gospel Coalition "course" on the Trinity, including the Trinity quiz FEEDBACK
    Put your inside words on your outside. Say your first name and your state or country.
    "Hello, it's Steve from Ottawa. I'd like some reference materials for bangin' and twangin'."
    Email podcast@unitarianchristianalliance.org Click here to RECORD A MESSAGE Or call: 615-581-1158 LISTENING TIPS
    Pauses are hand crafted for maximal comprehension and impact. If your podcast app lets you remove silences, please don't. You will likely enjoy this better with the silences left in.
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    The UCA Podcast email list! Large and enjoyable episode art, plus additional thoughts from the host. Also, notifications when there are delays.
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    Twitter @UCApodcast - Episode announcements (and delay notices)
    Podcast Webpage: https://podcast.unitarianchristianalliance.org

    • 34 min
    The Wheels Fell Off - Chuck Graham

    The Wheels Fell Off - Chuck Graham

    A tale of two church splits—one that was and one that wasn’t. Meet a down-home pastor of an independent group unaware that others were just across town.
    OPENING REMARKS
    On a two week absence, achieving “irrational fear” herd immunity, and believing non-irrationalities.
    CLOSING REMARKS
    Brandon Duke and I discuss “Uncomplicated Roles - Jesus and His God,” the latest UCA video on the Unitarian Christian Alliance YouTube Channel.
    RESOURCES
    Lil Country Church North Hills Church of God Lawrenceville Church of God The UCA Podcast email list Unitarian Christian Alliance YouTube Channel SCRIPTURES
    Galatians 5:22-23 - The fruit of the spirit. John 13:35 - Love: How you know you are my disciples. Matthew 12:25 - A house divided cannot stand. Acts 2:11, 10:46 - Tongues in Acts. 1 Corinthians 14 - More on tongues and praying. FEEDBACK
    Keeping it inside of you is not healthy. Say your first name and your state or country.
    "Hello, it's Melissa from Cancun. Mmmm. Beaches."
    Email podcast@unitarianchristianalliance.org Click here to RECORD A MESSAGE Or call: 615-581-1158 LISTENING TIPS
    Pauses are hand crafted for maximal comprehension and impact. If your podcast app lets you remove silences, please don't. You will likely enjoy this better with the silences left in.
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    The UCA Podcast email list! Large and enjoyable episode art, plus additional thoughts from the host. Also, notifications when there are delays.
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    Twitter @UCApodcast - Episode announcements (and delay notices)
    Podcast Webpage: https://podcast.unitarianchristianalliance.org

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

MYoj71989 ,

5 stars

Great content, very interesting interviews. The production side is also very good. Keep it up!

TNbirder ,

Would Not Recommend

This is probably my least favorite biblical unitarian podcast. I certainly would NEVER recommend this to a Trinitarian, and I probably wouldn’t even share it with some biblical unitarians. (I shared with one person, and he was very disapproving of the tone of the podcast.) A lot of these episodes just feel like a bunch of rambling without much point, and sometimes the sarcasm makes me feel uncomfortable (based on Ephesians 4:29, 5:4). On a positive note, my favorite part is hearing how people became biblical unitarians, and listeners do get to hear quite a wide variety of stories, which is why I give this podcast 3 stars rather than 2. Honestly, though, at this point, I wouldn’t miss this podcast if it were discontinued. But for now, I’ll stay subscribed in case things change.

Josiahwright ,

Engaging, and absolutely encouraging.

Thank you SO MUCH for all the hard work you put into this podcast Mark. I just got through episode 13, and was encouraged, enlightened, and empowered, as with all the episodes. I feel like this podcast breaks the often thick ice between Unitarians. It also makes me feel like less of an outsider to our faith. It reminds me how many others have read the Bible and stepped out in faith, against all opposition, or have grown up in this belief. Love all you guys that have come on the show so far! I also look forward to hearing from the rest! Thanks Mark, may the lord bless you and this podcast, and the whole of the UCA.

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