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Combating Cynicism

An address by the President of the Unitarian Church of SA, Jennie Dyster, recorded on Sunday, 27th May, 2018 in the Unitarian Meeting House in Adelaide. With irreverent input from Schrödinger's Cats, Jennie draws on social commentator, Hugh McKay's exploration of the ways in which we may find spiritual fulfilment in a secular age in his recent book, "Beyond Belief" - and what constitutes "a good life".
In this address, Jennie identifies the strategies suggested in "Beyond Belief" for combating the all-pervading cynicism arising from the prevailing negativity of an informational age - but which - if we are not careful - is but one step away from anomie, powerlessness and alienation.

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Why We Preach.

An address by the Minister, Rev. Rob MacPherson recorded on Sunday, 20th May, 2018 in the Unitarian Meeting House in Adelaide. In the context of Pentecost Sunday and the "tongues - as of fire" it inspired amongst the disciples, Rob reflects on the opportunity costs and benefits of preparing a sermon and invites - even challenges - members of the congregation to reflect on their unique life-experiences and the wisdoms they might offer our Unitarian community.

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An address by the Minister, Rev. Rob MacPherson recorded on Sunday, 1st April, 2018 in the Unitarian Meeting House in Adelaide. On Mothers Day, Rob reflects on the cognitive disonnance between our instinct to nurture and our acquiescence when leaders - through fear and/or profit - encourage the production of weapons of war.

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Millenial Madness

An address by Jennie Dyster recorded on Sunday, 29th April, 2018 in the Unitarian Meeting House in Adelaide. Jennie reflects whimsically on the generalisations and stereotypes prevailing about generational differences and conflicts evident in the USA between Baby boomers - GenX - GenY and Millenials (and GenZ?) and listeners are invited to consider the extent to which these differences apply to Australia.

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An address by Barbara Clifford recorded on Sunday, 22nd April, 2018 in the Unitarian Meeting House in Adelaide. Barbara reflects on the contributions of the famous female Unitarian, Beatrix Potter under the title - "The hero who eats carrots". We discover that Beatrix was more than a writer of children's books. Barbara also refers to the lives of two other noted female Unitarians: Elizabeth Gaskell and Sylvia Plath.

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An address by The Rev. John Clifford recorded on Sunday, 15th April, 2018 in the Unitarian Meeting House in Adelaide. John reflects on the history of religious tolerance and the contributions of Torda, Cordoba and Ashoka in fostering it.

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Service of worship recorded on Sunday, 8th April, 2018 in the Unitarian Meeting House in Adelaide.

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An address by the Minister, Rev. Rob MacPherson recorded on Sunday, 1st April, 2018 in the Unitarian Meeting House in Adelaide.

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A recording of an address by the Minister, Rev. Rob MacPherson on Sunday, 4th March, 2018 at the Vespers Service, Shady Grove.

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Love Begins with You

An address by the Minister, Rev. Rob MacPherson recorded on Sunday, 25th March, 2018 in the Unitarian Meeting House in Adelaide.

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