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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
    • 4.9 ‚ÄĘ 53 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.

    Deconstructing to Agnostic - Josiah Wright (Part 1)

    Deconstructing to Agnostic - Josiah Wright (Part 1)

    A journey from Christianity into agnosticism, a first-hand perspective of a young man born in the era of limitless information.
    RESOURCES
    20. The Good, the Bad, and the Boys Home - Josiah Wright Allegience to the King (A2K) 75. Ready to Go, Young Adults Roundtable #UCAcon2023 UCA Events Page 79. UCA UK International Conference Roundtable - Daisy Jones, David Fenton The Vines Center - Arkansas #UCAcon2024 location EPISODE INDEX
    00:01:36 - A Unitarian Christian... 00:02:37 - Hard Questions 00:04:22 - Interview 00:05:42 - The Descent into Doubt 00:10:14 - A New Community 00:11:33 - Revealing It 00:12:52 - Moved Back To Family 00:14:52 - Telling A2K 00:16:07 - Understanding Doubt 00:20:35 - The Path To Perdition 00:21:37 - A Neutral Place 00:23:21 - Bouncing Back Up? 00:26:37 - The Collapse 00:29:36 - The Job Offer 00:31:35 - 2.5 Weeks 00:33:10 - Agnostic Prayers 00:34:29 - Prayed For "Something" 00:37:48 - Events 00:38:30 - 2024 UCA Conference Announcement 00:42:11 - Broader Ministry 00:42:56 - Share It! FEEDBACK
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    • 43 min
    UCA UK International Conference Roundtable - Daisy Jones, David Fenton

    UCA UK International Conference Roundtable - Daisy Jones, David Fenton

    Excitement, laughter, and plans for the first ever international UCA conference from two of the brilliant team members helping make it happen. 
    RESOURCES
    Christadelphians Bill and Stephanie Schlegel testimony video URC Christ Church, Windsor, UK Jeremiah 29:12 - Come and pray to me Dynamic Monarchianism: The Earliest Christology? from Theophilus Press EPISODE INDEX
    00:00:36 - Settled Theology 00:03:14 - Cults 00:05:08 - Interview 00:05:41 - Intro Daisy 00:07:39 - Intro David 00:11:01 - Starting The UK Conference 00:12:48 - Working With Christadelphians 00:15:17 - Why An International Conference? 00:19:00 - Not a Denominational Gathering 00:20:36 - The Value of Resources 00:24:20 - Conference Details 00:25:30 - Venue: URC Church 00:27:32 - Structure Of Event 00:30:08 - Thomas Gaston, ‚ÄúDynamic Monarchianism‚ÄĚ 00:32:17 - Other Participants 00:32:57 - Prepping For England 00:37:11 - Other Activities 00:41:45 - Events 00:42:12 - Write Me! 00:42:23 - UCA Directory 00:43:41 - Mailbag - Harris 00:44:45 - Share This! FEEDBACK
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    • 46 min
    78. Success, Hubris, and the Titanic - Rex Cain

    78. Success, Hubris, and the Titanic - Rex Cain

    Responding to success and to difficulty demands a humble heart. Host Mark Cain shares a historical lesson on the Titanic from his dad (1938-2017).
    RESOURCES
    521 The Deity of Christ from a Greco-Roman Perspective (Restitutio Podcast) 521 The Deity of Christ from a Greco-Roman Perspective (YouTube presentation) 67. Why Is the Trinity Mainstream?
    Atlanta Bible College Dale Tuggy Talks - Shorts, UCA YouTube channel  77. Four Views Panel Debrief, Evangelical Theological Society - Dale Tuggy, Brandon Duke Troy View Church of God The Sultana Steamboat Luke 12:13-21 - Bid my brother to divide the inheritance with me
    Futility, or The Wreck of the Titan Genesis 11:1-9 - The Tower of Babel Galations 6:7-8 - God will not be mocked Reverend Parkhurst John 10:17 - Jesus willingly laid down his life Acts 21:13 - Paul is ready to go to Jerusalem 1 John 3:17 - If you don't have compassion... Luke 12:15-20 - Parable of the rich farmer Donate to the UCA Dynamic Monarchianism: The Earliest Christology? from Theophilus Press 16. Bible Feed Podcast - Dan Weatherall, Paul Davenport 19. Credibility and God's Death EPISODE INDEX
    00:00:24 - Anti-cancer 00:03:51 - Won’t Be Pretty 00:05:12 - Rex's Titanic Interests 00:08:15 - Decisions 00:11:04 - Successes 00:15:17 - The Titanic Disaster And Its Lessons - Rex Cain 00:21:24 - Morgan Robertson: Futility 00:22:46 - Titanic Specs 00:24:45 - Tower Of Babel 00:26:30 - Flaunting Man 00:27:18 - The Maiden Voyage 00:28:09 - The Disaster 00:29:43 - Rev. Parkhurst Quote 00:30:58 - Lifeboats 00:35:05 - Distress Signals 00:36:52 - How They Met Death 00:39:14 - Conclusion 00:44:36 - Events 00:45:43 - UCA Catalyst 00:47:15 - Funds 00:49:02 - Upcoming Episodes 00:51:16 - 2024 Conference Planning FEEDBACK
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    • 53 min
    77. Four Views Panel Debrief, Evangelical Theological Society - Dale Tuggy, Brandon Duke

    77. Four Views Panel Debrief, Evangelical Theological Society - Dale Tuggy, Brandon Duke

    Reflections from Dale and Brandon on their experience at ETS (unitarians in a sea of trinitarians), where Dale sat on a panel before 200+ Evangelicals.
    RESOURCES
    4 views on the Trinity - William Lane Craig, Dale Tuggy, Beau Branson, William Hasker TruthBorn.org Divine Deception and Monotheism, paper by Dale Tuggy William Lane Craig¬† William Hasker¬† Trinities podcast 27 ‚Äď Interview with Dr. William Hasker about his Metaphysics and the Tripersonal God ‚Äď Part 1 Beau Branson¬† Trinities podcast 232 ‚ÄĒ Trinity Club Orientation podcast 230 ‚Äď The Failure of Fashionable Antiunitarian Arguments (Dale‚Äôs topic for 2018 ETS)¬† Evangelical Theological Society¬† Evangelical Philosophical Society¬† Reluctant Theologian Podcast¬† Theobro¬† James White and Dale Tuggy Debate, Is Jesus Yahweh?¬† 1. The Perilous Trinity Deep Dive And what are the four things on the table of the cover art? Listen to Dale Tuggy's podcast about the panel to find out. EPISODE INDEX
    00:01:23 - A Mere Sliver is Unitarian Theology 00:03:05 - Gentle Reminder 00:03:41 - Introductions 00:04:59 - Divine Deception and Monotheism 00:07:26 - The Four Views Book 00:08:24 - William Lane Craig (WLC) 00:08:53 - Wlliam Hasker 00:09:16 - Beau Branson 00:09:41 - Dale (The Heretic) 00:11:15 - Book Session At ETS 00:12:57 - How Long Has The Book Been In The Works? 00:14:17 - What Is The ETS Event Like? 00:16:03 - Reluctant Theologian Podcast 00:16:38 - Respectful Interactions 00:19:29 - How Well-known Was Dale? 00:20:24 - What Was The Panel Like? 00:21:08 - Brandon Sets The Scene 00:22:27 - Panel For Unreleased Book 00:23:49 - A Bunch of Analytic Philosphers 00:25:19 - Very Brief Summary Of The Others 00:26:23 - First Time For Many Of These People 00:28:11 - Dale, Persona Non Grata 00:28:50 - The Desire To Correct 00:31:45 - Prayer Helped 00:33:42 - Brandon's Favorite Moment 00:34:19 - Dale's Last 30 Seconds 00:35:31 - Being Charitable 00:37:50 - Numerically Identical 00:40:06 - Unlearn That Mental Technology 00:41:49 - Dale's body of work 00:42:35 - Other Interactions 00:43:55 - Courage 00:45:54 - Thanking Bill Craig 00:46:49 - Acting In Charity 00:47:33 - Why Engage In This? 00:51:26 - Benefits To Being Unconfused 00:52:20 - Next - Publishing It 00:52:37 - Upcoming Debate 00:53:58 - Damon From Texas 00:55:22 - UCA Conference 00:56:01 - Do It. Share It. 00:56:59 - Thank Yous FEEDBACK
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    • 57 min
    76. Reiki, New Age Mysticism, and the Purge - Heather Bonsall

    76. Reiki, New Age Mysticism, and the Purge - Heather Bonsall

    Heather practiced reiki and new age mysticism, then saw the light and in isolated study, launched a journey into truth and peace. 
    RESOURCES
    James 1:13 - Lured by desire Mark 12:29 - Jesus quotes the Shema Matthew 16:16 - The confession of who Jesus is Restitutio Podcast - Sean Finnegan Some famliar spirit passages: Leviticus 19:31, Isaiah 8:19, Isaiah 19:3, Leviticus 20:6 75. Ready to Go, Young Adults Roundtable #UCAcon2023 UCA Conference details (schedule, papers, registration) Acts 19:18-19 - The people burned their sorcery books EPISODE INDEX
    00:00:33 - The UCA
    00:02:53 - The Issue of Evil
    00:07:27 - Introducing Heather
    00:09:12 - Getting Into New Age
    00:10:04 - Atheism Mixes With New Age?
    00:10:49 - Reiki
    00:13:28 - Misgivings With Reiki
    00:14:32 - Reiki & Christianity
    00:15:29 - Goal Of Studying Reiki
    00:16:17 - Objects Infused
    00:17:30 - Podcast!
    00:20:42 - Christian Podcasts
    00:21:19 - Spiritual Attacks
    00:22:32 - Convicted
    00:25:31 - Undoing The Denial
    00:27:04 - The Moment, The Slap
    00:28:02 - The Things Had To Go
    00:30:19 - Something Really Happening?
    00:33:13 - Bad Things, Attacks, Fear
    00:35:41 - Spirit Guides
    00:38:51 - Bad Spirit Guides?
    00:41:26 - Pagan Cultures
    00:42:25 - Life On This Side Of Rebirth
    00:43:40 - Looking Into Belief Systems
    00:44:36 - Whole Truth
    00:45:47 - Restitutio Podcast Binge
    00:46:58 - Were You Trinitarian?
    00:48:17 - Researching Alone
    00:52:39 - What's Next
    00:53:31 - Questionable Christian Activities
    00:56:25 - Hasbro Game?
    00:57:55 - New Age Christians
    00:58:54 - A Lot To Process
    00:59:24 - The Future
    01:00:54 - UCA Papers, Workshops, Kids
    01:03:04 - Giving Options
    01:03:27 - Reflections on the Episode
    01:04:34 - Smidgeon of Uncertainty
    01:05:58 - Engrossed To Our Detriment 
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    75. Ready to Go, Young Adults Roundtable #UCAcon2023

    75. Ready to Go, Young Adults Roundtable #UCAcon2023

    Four young adults talk about their plans for the 2023 Unitarian Christian Alliance conference, and a Kegan Chandler bonus about UCA publishing and UFOs. 
    RESOURCES
    UCA Conference, Oct. 19-21, 2023 registration 74. Prayer Station - Mark & Sandy DeYoung Living Hope International Ministries Cedarville University 47. Be My Secret Heretic - Hannah Deane Aaron Renn - The Three Worlds of Evangelicalism Theophilus Press Restitutio - 508 Are UFOs Real? (Kegan Chandler) Restitutio - 509 Theological Options for Understanding Non-Human Intelligence (Kegan Chandler) EPISODE INDEX
    00:03:00 - Interview: Intro - Timypaul 00:03:48 - Intro: Lydia 00:04:10 - Intro: Makayla 00:05:16 - Intro: Luca 00:06:09 - Statement Of Faith 00:06:56 - Writers And AI 00:07:32 - Bear Knowledge 00:08:08 - Why Return To UCA Conference? 00:10:10 - Facebook Distortion Field 00:11:00 - Many Not From Unitarian Backgrounds 00:12:28 - Impromptu Need 00:13:17 - More Older Than Younger? 00:14:30 - Young Adult Getaway 00:15:44 - Passionate Flame 00:16:23 - Plans for This Conference 00:18:48 - Young At Heart? 00:19:52 - Lack Of Young People 00:20:23 - Ecumenical With Confidence 00:20:56 - Last Year, Workshops & Papers 00:21:56 - Looking Forward To Meeting People 00:22:47 - Makayla’s Cool Discussions 00:24:26 - Knowing Why You Believe 00:26:56 - Is Unitarianism Easier For Younger Generation? 00:27:34 - Aaron Renn: Three Worlds 00:29:33 - Culture Different Than In Congo 00:30:30 - Unitarianism May Just Make Sense To Them 00:32:50 - We Are Ready To Go 00:34:34 - Meeting A Significant Other 00:37:09 - The Papers 00:37:59 - Mailbag: Martin 00:41:21 - Introducing The Funds 00:43:12 - Publishing Fund, Kegan Chandler 00:44:28 - Theophilus Press 00:45:05 - Why Scholarly Works? 00:46:56 - The Sandwich Analogy 00:49:54 - Mission 00:50:49 - The Many Participants 00:51:33 - An Humble Inquiry 00:53:54 - Dynamic Monarchianism 00:55:59 - Ways To Support The Effort 00:56:48 - Funds To Make More Content 00:59:00 - Plug For UFO Episodes 01:02:19 - Kegan's Introduction FEEDBACK
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