Bible FAQs

| with Rev. Ed Townley | Thursday at 2 p.m. CT
Bible FAQs

Program Overview

In these weekly podcasts Rev. Ed Townley, one of the foremost Bible interpreters in Unity, answers questions submitted from all parts of the globe—and all faiths. Send your questions to Rev. Ed and tune in weekly to hear the challenging questions and often surprising answers.

Experience Rev. Ed Townley live at two New England ministries:
Spirit Expressing in Vernon, Connecticut
Celebrating the Hero’s Journey
spiritexpressing.org
Unity in the City in Brookline, Massachusetts
All Faiths, Many Paths, One Love
unityinthecity.org

The ideas and opinions expressed on this program do not necessarily reflect the teachings of Unity.

Program Archives
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  • Episode: You Are Risen!
    Original air date: Thursday, March 31, 2016
    Episode Description:
    Rev. Ed discusses the central Christian story—the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
  • Original air date: Thursday, March 24, 2016
    Episode Description:
    Rev. Ed discusses "metaphors within metaphors" in 1 Peter 2:4-10 and 1 John 1:8-9.
  • Episode: Seeing and Not
    Original air date: Thursday, March 10, 2016
    Episode Description:
    In healing a blind man, Jesus makes an implicit statement about what it is to truly see. Paul later discusses how the teachings of Jesus bring light to us all. John 9, Ephesians 2:10.
  • Original air date: Thursday, March 03, 2016
    Episode Description:
    Rev. Ed discusses the last days of apostle Paul's third missionary journey, including a near-riot in Ephesus and a healing in Troas. Also, spiritual assurance—and a caution—from the Psalms. Acts of the Apostles, Chapter 20; Psalm 91:3.
  • Original air date: Thursday, February 18, 2016
    Episode Description:
    Rev. Ed discusses the Bible as a whole from the unique perspective of Unity as a guide on the "narrow path" of spiritual commitment.
  • Original air date: Thursday, February 11, 2016
    Episode Description:
    Rev. Ed discusses his recent trip to Israel as part of Jimmy Twyman's peace pilgrimage to the Golan Heights overlooking Syria. The trip included visits to many biblical sites. Also featured: James 4:1-3.
  • Original air date: Thursday, December 17, 2015
    Episode Description:
    Rev. Ed receives a question taken from today's news, asking what the Bible has to say about immigrants. He answers referencing passages from Exodus, Leviticus, and Hebrews, ending with the parable of the Good Samaritan in Luke 10.  
  • Original air date: Thursday, December 10, 2015
    Episode Description:
    Symbols in the Bible can be confusing—and sometimes even contradictory. We'll interpret Proverbs 14:6 and 1 John 5:6.
     
  • Original air date: Thursday, November 12, 2015
    Episode Description:
    Rev. Ed answers questions about Jacob wrestling with an angel in Genesis 32 and Paul's distinction between faith and law, particularly in Galatians 3.
  • Original air date: Thursday, November 05, 2015
    Episode Description:
    Was Paul "saved" on the Road to Damascus? Can we be "saved" without a Saturday Sabbath? Join Rev Ed as he answers Bible questions from all over. This week: Exodus 20:8—10 and Acts 9:1—20.
  • Original air date: Thursday, October 29, 2015
    Episode Description:
    The Bible contains some alarming imagery about the end of the world. Rev. Ed looks at Mark 13:32-37 and Revelation 14:1-5 to reassure questioners that there's nothing to fear.
  • Original air date: Thursday, October 22, 2015
    Episode Description:
    Rev. Ed answers questions about passages from Isaiah (often called "The Fifth Gospel") and the Gospel of Thomas which, according to the Jesus Seminar, is also the Fifth Gospel.
  • Original air date: Thursday, October 15, 2015
    Episode Description:
    Rev. Ed delves into the parable of the sower of seeds (Mark 4:7-8) and finds some surprising wrinkles.
     
  • Original air date: Thursday, October 08, 2015
    Episode Description:
    Rev. Ed answers listener questions about Deuteronomy and the parable of the talents in Mark.
     
  • Episode: He's Back!
    Original air date: Thursday, October 01, 2015
    Episode Description:
    Unity Online Radio favorite Rev. Ed Townley launches a new program dedicated to answering Bible questions from listeners and many others.
     

Host Bio

Rev. Ed Townley
Ordained in 1991, Rev. Ed has served Unity ministries in Beaverton, Oregon, Chicago, Illinois, Dallas, Texas, and Hartford, Connecticut. For seven years he hosted The Bible Alive! a weekly program on Unity Online Radio. He is the author of the Unity book Kingdom Come, as well as an earlier book focused on the Sermon on the Mount. He responds to all Bible questions on unity.org.

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