Discovering Eric Butterworth

| with Rev. Tom Thorpe | Tuesday at 5 p.m. CT
Discovering Eric Butterworth

Program Overview

“You can change your life by altering your thoughts.” With these words, legendary Unity minister, teacher and author Eric Butterworth introduced each broadcast of his Voice of Unity radio program. Uncountable numbers of people from all walks of life have found spiritual insight and inspiration in Butterworth’s clear, powerful messages and books.

Each week Unity minister Tom Thorpe and his guests present and discuss memorable, practical Truth ideas and insights from Eric Butterworth’s books, lectures and radio broadcasts. Listeners are always welcome to join in the discussion through telephone and email questions and comments.

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The ideas and opinions expressed on this program do not necessarily reflect the teachings of Unity. Unity respects a wide range of spiritual thoughts and beliefs, as reflected in the diverse range of subjects presented on Unity Online Radio.

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  • Original air date: Tuesday, June 11, 2013
    Episode Description:
    Change is a constant in every life. Some changes are welcome; others are difficult to accept. Listen as host Tom Thorpe and guest cohost Michael Maday share Eric Butterworth's beliefs and strategies for moving through difficult life changes.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, June 04, 2013
    Episode Description:
    In today's broadcast, the final in our three-part series exploring the ongoing nature of Life, host Tom Thorpe and guest cohost Michael Maday share Eric Butterworth's view of Life as a WHOLE experience, free from the artificial boundaries of death and birth. "I do not live my life in the thought of growing old," Butterworth says. "I let it all go, and I live each moment as if I were going to live forever, which I really am!"
  • Episode: On Beyond Death
    Original air date: Tuesday, May 28, 2013
    Episode Description:
    The fact that humankind records history, Eric Butterworth observes, offers evidence of a belief in a continuity, that something goes on beyond our earthly existence. In today's broadcast, the second in a three-part series exploring the ongoing nature of Life, host Tom Thorpe and guest cohost Michael Maday share Eric Butterworth's observations about reincarnation, and the place of reincarnation in the ongoing flow of Life.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, May 21, 2013
    Episode Description:
    This broadcast is the first of a three-part series exploring the ongoing nature of Life. Eric Butterworth quotes the ancient Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu: "Anyone who flows as life flows has solved the enigma of existence." Butterworth views life as a flow, a "conscious oneness with the rhythmic, unfolding pattern of the universe." Host Tom Thorpe and guest cohost Michael Maday share Butterworth's understanding that the flow of life continues beyond our physical existence. 
     

  • Original air date: Tuesday, April 30, 2013
    Episode Description:
    Is there such a thing as "waiting creatively"? Tom Thorpe and Michael Maday share Eric Butterworth's observations and insights about "waiting" as a time of new spiritual insight, preparation, and growth. If you're feeling frustration from too much waiting for an important event or breakthrough in your life, you won't want to miss this broadcast.

  • Original air date: Tuesday, April 23, 2013
    Episode Description:
    Tom Thorpe and Michael Maday are joined by graduating students from Unity Institute's Spiritual Education and Enrichment Leadership Program in an exploration of the principle of nonresistanceand how it has worked in their lives. Today's broadcast, the third in our follow-ups to Discover the Power Within You series, is based on Chapter 8 of Butterworth's text and will include excerpts from one of Eric's lectures.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, April 16, 2013
    Episode Description:
    In this second of three follow-ups to our Discover the Power Within You series, Tom Thorpe and Michael Maday explore insights about the apostle Judas from Chapter 15 of Butterworth's book. Butterworth's views were almost shocking when he expressed them but more widely accepted now.
  • Episode: Karma and Grace
    Original air date: Tuesday, April 09, 2013
    Episode Description:
    In this first of three follow-ups to our Discover the Power Within You series, Tom Thorpe and Michael Maday share thoughts and ideas based on an Eric Butterworth lecture and also on Chapter 11, "The Law of Compensation," from Butterworth's book.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, April 02, 2013
    Episode Description:
    In this 12th installment of our Discover the Power Within You series, Tom Thorpe and Michael Maday present and discuss Eric Butterworth's truly fascinating insights concerning the resurrection experience of Easter. Eric Butterworth writes: "The great Truth that Jesus teaches is that you do not have to die to be immortal. You are immortal right now. Immortality has nothing to do with time. It is beyond time."
  • Original air date: Tuesday, March 26, 2013
    Episode Description:
    His teachings about "the kingdom" form the core of Jesus Christ's message as we find it in the Gospels. In today's broadcast, the 11th in our 12-part Discover the Power Within You series, host Tom Thorpe and cohost Michael Maday share Eric Butterworth's understanding of what "the kingdom" is and how the kingdom comes into expression in our lives and in our world.
     
  • Original air date: Tuesday, March 19, 2013
    Episode Description:
    Did Jesus teach reincarnation? Certainly, no "final answer" to this question is accepted by everyone. Eric Butterworth expressed clear and encouraging views on the subject of reincarnation. In today's broadcast, the 10th in our 12-part Discover the Power Within You series, host Tom Thorpe and cohost Michael Maday share and respond to Butterworth's ideas about this fascinating and controversial subject.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, March 12, 2013
    Episode Description:
    "By developing my awareness of Wholeness as Eric Butterworth teaches us to do," program host Tom Thorpe says, "my vitality increased remarkably. Eric's approach to wholeness is uncomplicated and it WORKS!" In today's broadcast, the ninth in our Discover the Power Within You series, Tom and cohost Michael Maday share Butterworth's essential teachings about wholeness.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, March 05, 2013
    Episode Description:
    Thousands have strengthened their awareness of abundance through applying the prosperity principles Eric Butterworth taught in Discover the Power Within You and Spiritual Economics. In this eighth of 12 broadcasts in our Discover the Power Within You series, host Tom Thorpe and guest cohost Michael Maday share the essence of Butterworth's prosperity teachings.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, February 26, 2013
    Episode Description:
    Eric Butterworth teaches that the most important element of prayer is the consciousness from which we pray. In this seventh broadcast in our Discover the Power Within You series, host Tom Thorpe and guest cohost Michael Maday share Eric Butterworth's insights about the often misunderstood art and practice of prayer. 
  • Original air date: Tuesday, February 19, 2013
    Episode Description:
    Nonresistance definitely DOES NOT mean passive acceptance of whatever happens! In this sixth broadcast in our Discover the Power Within You series, host Tom Thorpe and guest cohost Michael Maday share Eric Butterworth's insights about the real meaning—and the power—of nonresistance.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, February 12, 2013
    Episode Description:
    How do our thoughts create our life experience? In this fifth of 12 broadcasts in our Discover the Power Within You series, host Tom Thorpe and guest cohost Michael Maday respond to Eric Butterworth's insights about the creative power of thought.  
  • Original air date: Tuesday, February 05, 2013
    Episode Description:
    Host Tom Thorpe and guest cohost Michael Maday respond to Eric Butterworth's unique insights about the Beatitudes, the opening statements of the Sermon on the Mount in the Gospel of Matthew. This is the fourth of 12 broadcasts in our Discover the Power Within You series.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, January 29, 2013
    Episode Description:
    Eric Butterworth observed, "The central theme of Christianity has been sin and evil. We have heard more about Hell than Heaven, more about the Devil than about God." In today's broadcast, we'll hear Eric Butterworth's positive alternative to this negative emphasis in traditional Christian teaching. Unity ministers Tom Thorpe and Michael Maday will co-host.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, January 22, 2013
    Episode Description:
    Eric Butterworth writes "JESUS had a unique concept of God. To Him, God was not an object of worship but a Presence dwelling in us, a force surrounding us, and a Principle by which we live." In today's broadcast, the second in our 12-part Discover the Power Within You series, we'll hear Eric Butterworth's observations about the Divine Presence Jesus discovered within himself. Unity ministers Tom Thorpe and Michael Maday will co-host.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, January 15, 2013
    Episode Description:
    In the first chapter of Discover the Power Within You, Eric Butterworth writes "Somehow man has always known with Walt Whitman that not all of him is included between his had and his boots." In today's broadcast, the first of a 12-part series focusing on Discover the Power Within You, host Tom Thorpe and guest co-host Michael Maday share and explore Eric Butterworth's thoughts about both the nature of and the essential human need for the spiritual quest.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, December 18, 2012
    Episode Description:
    In the final live broadcast of 2012, host Tom Thorpe and guest cohost Michael Maday share one of Eric Butterworth’s memorable Christmas Eve radio broadcasts. Eric tells his listeners, “Christmas has little magic in it when we are just looking backward to worship the child in the manger. Magic is found by looking forward to that day when our own Christ Child may unfold in our lives—a time to look inward to Its presence, right now.”
  • Original air date: Tuesday, December 11, 2012
    Episode Description:
    As 2012 draws to a close, host Tom Thorpe and guest co-host Michael Maday share Eric Butterworth’s thoughtful lecture on the importance of maintaining a “forward focus.” Speaking of challenging life experiences, Butterworth tells us “Something caused it, but the effect fulfills the causation. It has come to pass, and you should give thanks for the lesson, and then, let it go. Let it go. Let it go … and walk on.” Tom and Michael share thoughts about the wisdom of “walking on” as well as how to do it!
  • Original air date: Tuesday, December 04, 2012
    Episode Description:
    In this final series based on ideas expressed by Eric Butterworth in his preordination essay exam in 1948, host Tom Thorpe, guest co-host Michael Maday, and special guest licensed Unity teacher Mark Hicks look at Eric’s views on the nature of the quest for Truth, as well as Eric’s perspectives on healing and Wholeness, prayer and how prayer works, and the death experience as a part of life.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, November 27, 2012
    Episode Description:
    Tom Thorpe and guest co-host Michael Maday continue exploring and discussing Eric Butterworth’s insightful responses on his ordination examination. We’ll discuss the nature and the ministry of Jesus Christ and whether/how we can really follow him on the spiritual path. We’ll also discuss healing and wholeness … and who knows what else!
  • Original air date: Tuesday, November 20, 2012
    Episode Description:
    Tom Thorpe and guest co-host Michael Maday, along with special guest, licensed Unity teacher Mark Hicks, share and explore some of Eric Butterworth’s very insightful responses to a detailed ordination examination he completed in the late 1940s, long before the publication of his first book. The nature of God and the nature of humankind will be among the subjects we explore today.
     
  • Original air date: Tuesday, October 30, 2012
    Episode Description:
    In this final installment of our series based on the life and work of Unity’s co-founder, Charles Fillmore, Eric Butterworth shares his thoughts about Charles Fillmore’s understanding of the meaning of life. Tom Thorpe and Michael Maday co-host.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, October 23, 2012
    Episode Description:
    Charles Fillmore’s favorite verse of Scripture was Colossians 1:27: “Christ in you, the hope of glory.” In today’s broadcast, Eric Butterworth responds to Charles Fillmore’s understanding of the Christ, the Divine Idea of the perfect human, the true nature not only of Jesus of Nazareth, but of every human being. Tom Thorpe is joined by guest co-host Michael Maday.
  • Episode: The Silence
    Original air date: Tuesday, October 16, 2012
    Episode Description:
    “All power,” Charles Fillmore declared, “is born in the Silence." In today’s broadcast, Eric Butterworth explores Fillmore’s understanding of the Silence, a place in consciousness beyond words and thoughts. Tom Thorpe is joined by guest co-host Michael Maday.
  • Episode: Science
    Original air date: Tuesday, October 09, 2012
    Episode Description:
    Charles Fillmore saw a very close relationship between spirituality and science, and, like many New Thought leaders, took a scientific approach to the teachings of Jesus Christ. In today’s broadcast, Eric Butterworth discusses Fillmore’s understanding of the relationship between science and religion. Tom Thorpe is joined by guest co-host Michael Maday.
  • Episode: Healing
    Original air date: Tuesday, October 02, 2012
    Episode Description:
    Myrtle Fillmore’s healing from a life-threatening illness inspired the foundation of the Unity movement. In today’s broadcast, Eric Butterworth explores Charles Fillmore’s understanding of healing as a return to the awareness of Wholeness. Join Tom Thorpe and guest co-host Michael Maday.
  • Episode: Mind Power
    Original air date: Tuesday, September 25, 2012
    Episode Description:
    In this second installment of our seven-week series exploring the life and work of Unity co-founder Charles Fillmore, Eric Butterworth discusses Charles Fillmore’s view of the power of thought. The power of thought, or “mind power,” is the foundational concept of Fillmore’s teaching. Tom Thorpe is joined by special guest host Michael Maday for this series.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, September 18, 2012
    Episode Description:
    Today’s broadcast begins a seven-week series exploring the life and work of Unity’s co-founder Charles Fillmore. In this first installment, Tom Thorpe and guest co-host Michael Maday share and discuss excerpts from Eric Butterworth’s introduction. Butterworth was a student and disciple of Charles Fillmore, and valued both the man and his ideas.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, September 11, 2012
    Episode Description:
    In today’s broadcast, we reflect on some of the major insights that Eric Butterworth has shared in this Ten Commandments series. “God didn’t hand down the Commandments to Moses,” Eric Butterworth tells us. “The full meaning of Mount Sinai can be understood only when we see it as a symbol of a high state of consciousness. We won’t find a physical place called Mt. Sinai. It’s important to get the idea that Infinite Mind is everywhere, in all, through all, and you don’t have to go anywhere to get into Mind … you need only become aware of the Allness of which you are a part ... Unless we are looking for the inner meaning, we miss the whole idea.” 
  • Original air date: Tuesday, August 28, 2012
    Episode Description:
    Eric Butterworth writes that “the great tragedy of human life is the delusion that life is lived from outside-in.” Listen as Eric Butterworth teaches listeners the value of this Commandment’s reminder that, because what we really need is already ours, there is no need to be envious of anyone’s material possessions. Michael Maday joins Tom Thorpe as guest co-host for this program.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, August 21, 2012
    Episode Description:
    It’s been said that “truth will out.” Listen as Eric Butterworth explains why and how it really isn’t possible for us to truly “bear false witness.” Guest host Michael Maday joins Tom Thorpe for this program.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, August 14, 2012
    Episode Description:

    Can we actually take what is not ours? Listen as Tom Thorpe and guest host Michael Maday explore Eric Butterworth’s powerful observations about the eighth commandment.
     

  • Original air date: Tuesday, August 07, 2012
    Episode Description:
    Listen as Tom Thorpe and guest host Michael Maday share and discuss Eric Butterworth’s thoughts about the spiritual meaning of adultery. The commandment addresses much more than faithfulness in marriage!
  • Original air date: Tuesday, July 31, 2012
    Episode Description:
    Eric Butterworth writes: "The higher meaning of the sixth command­ment is 'You cannot kill.' Your violent acts or thoughts relative to that which seems to threaten you is your attempt to destroy it. Actually, there is no way that you can destroy it, because the real problem is your mistaken belief." Tom Thorpe and guest host Rev. Michael Maday examine Eric Butterworth's thoughts about the sixth commandment.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, July 24, 2012
    Episode Description:
    The fifth commandment tells us to "honor" our fathers and mothers. Today Tom Thorpe and guest host Rev. Michael Maday will explore Eric Butterworth's ideas about what it means to honor one's parents, as well as Jesus' perspective on family relationships.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, July 17, 2012
    Episode Description:
    What is the Sabbath day? Why should we keep it holy? HOW can we keep the Sabbath holy? These are some of the questions Tom Thorpe and guest host Rev. Michael Maday will be discussing on today's broadcast.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, July 10, 2012
    Episode Description:
    Listeners to today's broadcast will hear a fascinating discussion of what it REALLY means to "take the name of the Lord in vain." Rev. Michael Maday joins Tom Thorpe as guest host.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, July 03, 2012
    Episode Description:
    Eric Butterworth writes: "Like the Israelites of old, we have created our golden calves. The Preacher of Eccle­siastes puts it in an interesting way: 'God, when he made man, made him straightforward, but man invents endless subtleties of his own' (Eccles. 7:29 NEB). And it is among these 'endless subtleties' that we find the various forms of graven images." Today's broadcast will help you discover and "break" the graven images in YOUR life!
     
  • Original air date: Tuesday, June 26, 2012
    Episode Description:
    In the introduction to his newly published book, Breaking the Ten Commandments: Discover the Deeper Meaning, Eric Butterworth declared: “The goal of this book is not to herald the Ten Commandments in their literal or crystallized form, but rather to break them down, one by one, to their underlying esoteric meaning. I am confident that you will discover some under­standable spiritual fundamentals that will open new vistas of growth and unfoldment for you.” Discovering Eric Butterworth joins Hooked on Classics as both programs begin an in-depth study of Butterworth's thought-inspiring insights into a Judaeo-Christian teaching that some say is often discussed without being understood.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, June 19, 2012
    Episode Description:
    Today’s program marks the 100th original broadcast of Discovering Eric Butterworth. Unity Institute librarian Linda Bray and archivists Eric Page and Carol Martin join host Tom Thorpe in a discussion of the fascinating material being catalogued in the library’s Butterworth Collection. The program will also look at one or two high points of Discovering Eric Butterworth’s first 100 episodes.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, June 12, 2012
    Episode Description:
    Our exploration of the new biography, Eric Butterworth: His Life and Teaching, continues. Biographer and historian Neal Vahle and Unity minister Michael Maday join us for a lively discussion.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, June 05, 2012
    Episode Description:
    Eric Butterworth writes: “Jesus was definitely the Son of God! But you, too, are the Son of God. I am the Son of God. All persons are Sons of God in various stages of expression. This is a very dramatic, very exciting, certainly very controversial subject, but a very important realization.” This broadcast will explore Eric Butterworth’s belief that the Divine nature of all people is the heart of Jesus’ teaching.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, May 29, 2012
    Episode Description:
    Eric Butterworth declared that the Spiritual Truth is that life is good and that all things—even the loss, the failure, the pain, the darkness, all things—are but the means of leading you to greater awareness that life is good. You simply have to open your eyes and perceive.” Listen as Butterworth shares his deep faith in this Spiritual Truth.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, May 22, 2012
    Episode Description:
    Eric Butterworth observed “If you’re fearful in a storm, or any crisis, the fear is caused not by the condition, but by your acceptance of the possibility that the condition can do harm to you.” Listen as Butterworth explains how to release limiting fear.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, May 15, 2012
    Episode Description:
    Special guest, historian and biographer, Neal Vahle, joins Tom Thorpe to discuss his newly published biography of Eric Butterworth. Listen as Tom and Neal discuss significant events and influences in Eric Butterworth’s life and work. 
  • Original air date: Tuesday, May 08, 2012
    Episode Description:
    Eric Butterworth tells us: “There is a sense in which each of us is a living magnet, constantly drawing to himself or herself the things, the persons, and the circumstances that are in accord with the thoughts that predominate in mind.” Listen as Butterworth explains how a change in consciousness really can lead to a change in circumstances.
  • Episode: The Great Law
    Original air date: Tuesday, May 01, 2012
    Episode Description:
    Eric Butterworth explains: “The Great Law has been called 'The Law of Karma' by the ancient enlightened ones. Modern scientists would call it 'The Law of Cause and Effect,' 'The Law of Action and Reaction,' or 'The Law of Sequence and Consequence.'" Ralph Waldo Emerson called it “The Law of Compensation.” Listen as Butterworth shares his insights into this universal law.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, April 24, 2012
    Episode Description:
    Eric Butterworth writes: “To many people, the 'Good Book' is the Bible, and the Bible is a vital and inspirational part of the lives of so many. But it is important to create your own 'Good Book,' to write your own list of positive realizations that come out of the inspiration of your heart.” Listen as Eric shares his thoughts about HOW each of us can create our own book of positive thoughts and experiences.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, April 17, 2012
    Episode Description:
    Faith’s Fulfillment, Eric Butterworth tells us, is discovering ourselves as part of God. Butterworth writes: “When we learn to be still and know that we are of God, we reach the highest spiritual altitude that man can attain.” Listen as we explore the path to Faith’s Fulfillment.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, April 10, 2012
    Episode Description:
    Unity, or what Eric Butterworth calls “the new insight in Truth,” has been called the world’s easiest religion because it imposes few requirements on its followers. One thing Unity DOES require is that each of us learn to think for ourselves. Listen as Eric Butterworth explores how people “work out their own salvation” through the power of thought. 
  • Original air date: Tuesday, April 03, 2012
    Episode Description:
    Eric Butterworth challenges us: “No matter what the situation or the experience, no matter that you can recount all sorts of reasons for being discouraged and disappointed, straighten up, square your shoulders, hold your head up high, and smile, and let the Laughter of God ring out!” What is this “Laughter of God”? Listen and find out!
  • Original air date: Tuesday, March 27, 2012
    Episode Description:
    Host Tom Thorpe and his guests, graduating students from Unity's Spiritual Education and Enrichment Leadership Program, respond to Eric Butterworth's suggestions for moving through feelings of discouragement that sometimes get in the way of our spiritual progress.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, March 20, 2012
    Episode Description:
    In today's broadcast, part of our Lenten Disciplines for Personal Overcoming series, Eric Butterworth explains how feelings of guilt actually keep us from making positive changes in our lives. Butterworth offers a positive alternative to guilt.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, March 13, 2012
    Episode Description:
    As our Lenten Disciplines for Personal Overcoming series continues, Eric Butterworth explains how we can release fears and phobias by recognizing and then allowing ourselves to experience the Truth about them.

  • Original air date: Tuesday, March 06, 2012
    Episode Description:
    Today we begin a "how to" series of programs based on Eric Butterworth's Lenten Disciplines for Personal Overcoming. Our opening program explores a strategy for healing chronic negativity by establishing a lasting positive focus in consciousness.


  • Original air date: Tuesday, February 28, 2012
    Episode Description:
    Eric Butterworth remarked, “Whenever I am disturbed about world problems, or about people and situations near me, I know that I am dealing with a world of my own mind.” The good news is that each of us is the executive director of our own thoughts. By our thinking we make the difference—positive or negative—in our life experience. 
  • Original air date: Tuesday, February 21, 2012
    Episode Description:
    Eric Butterworth said: “If the problems we encounter were thought of as an opportunity to prove the Power of Divine Law, they simply would cease to affect our live adversely.” This program will help you find the opportunity in any experience of adversity. 
  • Original air date: Tuesday, February 14, 2012
    Episode Description:
    Eric Butterworth tells us: “Whenever you fight a thing, you endow it with the power to hurt, and the harder you fight, the harder it hits. What you ignore begins to fade away, and if you let love radiate, you destroy it completely.” Is the power of love stronger than any perceived threat to our well-being? Listen to this fascinating discussion during today’s program.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, February 07, 2012
    Episode Description:
    If you’ve had difficulty accepting that you are NOT a “miserable sinner” but rather a Divine Being capable of true mastery, you’ll want to listen to today’s program. Tom’s guests are Unity minister Shirley Bowman and her husband, Sam Bowman, a licensed Unity teacher.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, January 31, 2012
    Episode Description:
    Do your fears overcome you? Are you ever driven by frustration? Are there times when you are consumed by resentment? In today’s broadcast, Eric Butterworth explains how we can meet life’s challenges—no matter how great those challenges become—in a healthy, affirming way.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, January 24, 2012
    Episode Description:
    Eric Butterworth observed: “For most of us, life has become, essentially, 'other-directed,' 'outer-directed.' Thinking has become primarily a reactive process.” Much of our lives, Butterworth tells us, focuses on meeting deadlines we believe have been imposed on us by others. In today’s program, we’ll explore ways to exchange “deadlines” for “alive-lines,” self-created goals and plans that can lead us to a more satisfying life experience.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, January 17, 2012
    Episode Description:
    A common trap, Eric Butterworth tells us, is to fall into the thought, Well, you know, after all, I’m only human. What can you expect? We accept weakness as the starting point, when, in fact, we are not only human. We are human and Divine. And, within the shell of the human being is the Divine Creature that we can be, but it must simply be “hatched.” In today’s broadcast, Eric Butterworth shows us ways to realize our divine inheritance and permanently release any view of ourselves as “only human.”
  • Original air date: Tuesday, January 10, 2012
    Episode Description:
    Eric Butterworth quotes Dr. Richard Cabot of the Harvard Medical School as declaring, "The body is biased in favor of health. Therefore, healing power will flow naturally to every cell in the body, if we employ spiritual resources." Today’s program invites listeners to demonstrate a greater awareness of health and wholeness by making use of the spiritual resources available to everyone.
  • Episode: I Dare You!
    Original air date: Tuesday, January 03, 2012
    Episode Description:
    In this first broadcast of 2012, Eric Butterworth issues a challenge: “Dare to feel that innate Presence, to accept its inspiration, to launch out in the faith that you are supported! And I dare you, today, to step out, to believe in the thread of inspiration that unites you with the creativity of Spirit.” Start 2012 on a positive note as you listen and learn from Eric’s inspiring challenge. 
  • Original air date: Tuesday, December 20, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Eric Butterworth wrote: “The greatest lesson that can be learned from history is that although 'the many' have done mediocre things that have led to a progression of almost meaningless events, here and there, individuals have done things that herald the greater possibilities that are open to the whole human race. And, the great Principle is, 'What man has done, man can do.'” Listen as Eric shares his thoughts in this final broadcast in the “Going Through or Growing Through?” series. 
  • Original air date: Tuesday, December 13, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Eric Butterworth wrote: “We hear a lot about “dropouts” today. Usually the reference is to high school or college students who have been confused or disturbed with the educational program and have, thus, dropped out of school. I wonder if we adults do not occasionally drop out too—in the sense that we resist the disciplines of life.“ Listen as Eric continues a three-part discussion: “Going Through or Growing Through?”
  • Original air date: Tuesday, December 06, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Eric Butterworth taught that we can either “look at God through our troubles” or “look at our troubles through God.” Are these just gimmicky phrases? Or is there a lesson in Eric’s words that we can use to change our experience of life? Listen in as we explore the first of three fascinating lectures.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, November 29, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Eric Butterworth wrote: “There is magic in the power of praise. But, what is praise, anyway? We speak of 'praise' and 'flattery' as if the terms were synonymous, which they certainly are not. On the contrary, they are complete opposites.” Listen as Eric shares his perspective on the meaning and power of genuine praise.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, November 22, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Eric Butterworth said that one of the great errors to be unlearned is that prayer is a prescribed ritual. Prayer, Eric says, is conditioning our lives. It is “giving way to the consciousness of God.” Listen as Eric explains how to restore our Divine connection by “giving way.” 
  • Original air date: Tuesday, November 15, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Self-awareness, Eric Butterworth tells us, can only come through an inner awareness of the Divine flow. Meditation, Eric says, comes about naturally when we are sincere and open to the Wholeness that God is. Listen as Eric tells us why he prefers the term Silence rather than meditation as a way of describing how we “enter into our inner chamber and close the door.”
  • Original air date: Tuesday, November 08, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Eric Butterworth believed that spiritual marriage takes place first within the individual, as s/he learns to fully accept and express the wholeness of his/her male and female natures. The marriage of two spiritually awakened souls can become a constantly unfolding experience that grows richer through the years. Listen as Tom and his guest, Joanna Saliani, discuss Eric’s views and consider their ongoing relevance in today’s world.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, November 01, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Eric Butterworth observed that “prayer, like steam, must be properly employed if it’s going to have the desired results.” Listen as Eric Butterworth explains how to use the power of our word in ways that help us find fulfillment and growth. “God always says yes,” Eric tells us, “and WE must say yes also.” Tom’s special guests for this discussion are graduating Leadership Students from Unity’s Spiritual Education and Enrichment (SEE) program.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, October 25, 2011
    Episode Description:
    It is important, Eric Butterworth tells us, that we pray with and in Divine Mind. The greatest need in prayer is to recognize that the answer to prayer already exists in the depths of our consciousness. Our work is to open the way in consciousness for answers to express. Listen as Eric Butterworth explores how the Divine Mind process works.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, October 18, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Eric Butterworth has likened group prayer with "the swarm," the gathered, spiritual, aligned energies of a like-minded, pure-hearted prayer group. In this episode, Butterworth teaches us how to allow "the swarm" to emerge and how to work with its powerful, positive energy.
  • Episode: The Great Amen
    Original air date: Tuesday, October 11, 2011
    Episode Description:
    As Hooked on Classics continues a series based on The Universe Is Calling, Discovering Eric Butterworth explores lectures from The Art of Prayer Conditioning that address similar subjects. To say "Amen" at the close of a prayer time is to affirm the Truth of what we've declared in prayer. Eric Butterworth observes that we sometimes, without realizing we're doing so, affirm NEGATIVITY with our "Amen." In this episode, Butterworth helps us learn to say "Amen" to only our most positive thoughts.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, October 04, 2011
    Episode Description:
    As Hooked on Classics continues a series based on The Universe Is Calling, Unity Online Radio's Discovering Eric Butterworth explores lectures from The Art of Prayer Conditioning that address similar subjects. In this episode, host Rev. Tom Thorpe and guest Joanna Saliani discuss Eric Butterworth's ideas about praying for others.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, September 27, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Eric Butterworth's teachings about prayer offer a fresh, powerful, and, yes, sometimes disturbing contrast to what others have taught about this most important, most discussed, and possibly most misunderstood spiritual concept. Listeners of this broadcast of Discovering Eric Butterworth will also be interested in the September 20, 2011, broadcast of Hooked on Classics, also on Unity Online Radio, which begins a discussion of Butterworth's classic work on prayer, The Universe Is Calling. Bring new power and life to your prayer experience as you listen to both of these programs.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, September 20, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Unity minister Tom Thorpe and his guests Gary and Linda Pezzuti continue sharing Eric Butterworth's insights and their own response to the insight that success is really about "earning the right to be there.” Both Gary and Linda were members of Eric Butterworth's New York congregation and close associates of both Eric and Olga Butterworth.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, September 13, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Eric Butterworth often defined success not in terms of "getting there," but rather in terms of "earning the right to be there.” In this two-part series, Unity minister Tom Thorpe and his guests Linda and Gary Pezzuti share some of Eric Butterworth's thoughts about this exciting insight and talk about how applying it has changed their lives. Linda and Gary were both members of Eric Butterworth's New York congregation and close associates of both Eric and Olga Butterworth. 
  • Original air date: Tuesday, September 06, 2011
    Episode Description:
    In this final installment of our Reclaiming the Bible series, we listen to Eric Butterworth's commentary and insights about the events of Holy Week, beginning with Palm Sunday and ending with the Easter experience of resurrection. 
  • Original air date: Tuesday, August 30, 2011
    Episode Description:
    "The Secret of the Parables." In this broadcast, Eric Butterworth explores the Gospel parables, stories that while not pretending to be factual, teach a lesson or convey a message of lasting significance.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, August 23, 2011
    Episode Description:
    "How to Understand Jesus and the Christ." Listen in as Eric Butterworth explains how Jesus the man embodied and demonstrated the eternal Christ, the image and likeness of God, and invited all who followed him to accept and demonstrate their own Christ nature.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, August 16, 2011
    Episode Description:
    The Prophets of Israel and Judah: Listen in as we explore the metaphysical significance of the prophets and their message.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, August 09, 2011
    Episode Description:
    In this broadcast, Eric Butterworth shares his thoughts about the evolution of consciousness represented by Israel under the United Kingdom.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, August 02, 2011
    Episode Description:
    In this episode, we explore Eric Butterworth's view of Exodus 3, Moses' encounter with God in the Burning Bush. The audio excerpts are taken from a lecture titled "The I AM and the Birth of a Nation."
  • Original air date: Tuesday, July 26, 2011
    Episode Description:
    This episode is the second of a two-part discussion of Eric Butterworth's thoughts about "The Upward Fall of Man," based on Genesis 2 and 3.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, July 19, 2011
    Episode Description:
    This episode is the first of a two-part discussion of Eric Butterworth's thoughts about "The Upward Fall of Man," based on Genesis 2 and 3.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, July 12, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Our Reclaiming the Bible series continues as we listen to Eric Butterworth relate the story of the creation in the Book of Genesis to the creative process as it unfolds in every human life.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, July 05, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Our Bible study continues and deepens as we listen to Eric Butterworth's explanation of the Bible's central theme and central story. It's the story of every human life.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, June 28, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Today we begin an exploration of the Bible and its relevance to our lives today. Listen as Eric Butterworth explains the purpose of our study, which is not to learn "what the Bible means" but rather to use the Bible as a tool for discovering meaning within ourselves.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, June 21, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Special guest Rev. John Strickland joins host Tom Thorpe for the final installment of our three-part "Faith" series. Listen to Tom and John discuss Eric Butterworth's thoughts about how each of us has far greater potential than we may have realized.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, June 14, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Eric Butterworth reminds us that when we go looking outside ourselves for our good, we overlook the tremendous resources that are always available to us right where we are. Listen as Eric shows us HOW to better recognize our own inner treasure.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, June 07, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Eric Butterworth challenges many "conventional" ideas about faith and how faith works. In this broadcast, Eric explains how our faith is conditioned by our understanding of our relationship with God.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, May 31, 2011
    Episode Description:
    In telling a story from his own military experience in World War II, Eric Butterworth offers us a very valuable lesson in learning to tell the Truth—to face the facts from the highest point of view—no matter what our present circumstances may look like.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, May 24, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Host Tom Thorpe is teaching and speaking in the United Kingdom and discusses Eric Butterworth's influence on the development of the Unity movement in the U.K. Eric visited and spoke in the U.K. and was very well received. Unity ministers, leaders and students in the U.K. join in the discussion.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, May 17, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Linda Pezzutti, who participated actively in Eric Butterworth's New York congregation and was a friend of both Eric and Olga Butterworth, joins host Tom Thorpe in a discussion of Butterworth's views on both the importance of forgiveness and effective ways of learning to forgive.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, May 10, 2011
    Episode Description:
    According to Eric Butterworth, positive thinking is not repeating positive statements until we come to believe them. Listen as Butterworth tells us how he believes positive thinking actually works.  
  • Original air date: Tuesday, May 03, 2011
    Episode Description:
    How often have we heard the statement "You are what you think"? Eric Butterworth would disagree quite strongly! Listen as Butterworth explains the relationship between our thoughts and our identity as our series on thinking and the power of thought continues. 
  • Original air date: Tuesday, April 26, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Today we begin an exploration of thinking and the power of thought. Listen as Eric Butterworth explains how incidents do not control our thinking process. We always have a choice.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, April 19, 2011
    Episode Description:
    What is your view of Jesus Christ, his mission, and his role in the life of people today? In this two-part series, Eric Butterworth, assisted by his wife Olga, explain their view of Jesus—his nature, his mission, and his value as "the great example" for spiritual seekers today. Listen in on the conversation with host Tom Thorpe and his guests.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, April 12, 2011
    Episode Description:
    What is your view of Jesus Christ, his mission, and his role in the life of people today? In this two-part series, Eric Butterworth, assisted by his wife, Olga, explain their view of Jesus—his nature, his mission and his value as "the great example" for spiritual seekers today. Join us for this conversation with host Tom Thorpe and his guests.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, April 05, 2011
    Episode Description:
    It's easy to say that we "practice the Presence of God." Today's program will explore the practical value of practicing the Presence of God, as well as Eric Butterworth's thoughts about what practicing God's Presence requires of us. Leadership students from Unity's Spiritual Education and Enrichment Program will be guest panelists. 
  • Original air date: Tuesday, March 29, 2011
    Episode Description:
    This episode focuses on Eric Butterworth's view of the nature of God and humankind's relationship with God. "Eachness" and "Allness" are not mere intellectual concepts, but practical ways of understanding ourselves as expressions of God.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, March 22, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Eric Butterworth tells us that in dealing with life's challenging experiences, we have forgotten that our true nature is love. The love that we are can lead us to a greater realization of wholeness and abundance. Join host Rev. Tom Thorpe and guest Mona Krane as they continue exploring Eric Butterworth's Life Is for Loving
  • Original air date: Tuesday, March 15, 2011
    Episode Description:
    "Our real nature," Eric Butterworth tells us, "is love. Love is not ‘finding the right person,’ but being the right person." Join host Rev. Tom Thorpe and ministerial student Mona Krane for the first of a two-part discussion of Butterworth's plan for a recommitment to love outlined in his classic text Life Is for Loving.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, March 08, 2011
    Episode Description:
    In the final broadcast of our prayer series based on Eric Butterworth's book The Universe Is Calling, host Rev. Tom Thorpe and guest co-host Carolynn Conley explore Butterworth's views about prayer for others, and group prayer. This episode will also address the question "Is prayer always answered?" 
  • Original air date: Tuesday, March 01, 2011
    Episode Description:
    In the third of four broadcasts focusing on Eric Butterworth's teachings about prayer in The Universe Is Calling, host Rev. Tom Thorpe and guest co-host Carolynn Conley explain Butterworth's view of affirmative prayer, share Unity prayer treatments, and demonstrate how listeners can create a very personal Book of Common Prayer that will address the prayer needs in their lives.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, February 22, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Host Rev. Tom Thorpe and guest co-host Carolynn Conley will continue a prayer series based on Eric Butterworth’s book, The Universe Is Calling. In this episode we explore the powerfully simple science of prayer and describe grace and the Silence. Butterworth tells us, "Wherever I am, God is … and I AM. … Thus the only equipment involved in prayer is that which you have wherever you may be: your mind."
  • Original air date: Tuesday, February 15, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Join Rev. Tom Thorpe and guest co-host Carolynn Conley as they begin a four-week series based on Eric Butterworth's teachings about prayer. The programs will include material from Butterworth's book The Universe Is Calling. In this first broadcast we will look at what prayer is, and clarify some common misunderstandings about how prayer works.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, February 08, 2011
    Episode Description:
    In this final broadcast of our Spiritual Economics series, we listen to Eric Butterworth's discussion of what he calls "the wonder of giving," along with what he sees as the role tithing plays in the giving process. We’ll also bring our series to a conclusion with a look at Butterworth's inspiring view of how every one of us can contribute to lifting the prosperity consciousness of all humankind.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, January 25, 2011
    Episode Description:
    In this third broadcast of our series based on Eric Butterworth's book Spiritual Economics, we look at what Butterworth calls "the money enigma." We also explore Butterworth's method for reversing financial adversity and finding real security in a constantly changing world.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, January 18, 2011
    Episode Description:
    In this second of four broadcasts based on Eric Butterworth's book, Spiritual Economics, we explore the ways that faith, gratitude and our attitude toward our work contribute to the development of a strong consciousness of prosperity.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, January 11, 2011
    Episode Description:
    In this first of four broadcasts, we begin an exploration of the Prosperity Principle as presented by Eric Butterworth in his book, Spiritual Economics. In this broadcast, we look at spiritual substance—the Divine energy that is the starting point for everything that exists. We also look at visualization—an ability that allows every person to work with spiritual substance.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, January 04, 2011
    Episode Description:
    How would life be different if every person lived from the awareness that he or she and all people really are living expressions of God, inseparable from the One who Is the Source of All? Although it is the New Year, in this second of two "Christmas gift" programs, host Rev. Tom Thorpe and his guests explore Butterworth's thoughts about the Divinity of humankind, and how we can live from an awareness of our own and everyone's Divine nature.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, December 07, 2010
    Episode Description:
    In preparation for Christmas, Discovering Eric Butterworth wants to help listeners give humankind the gift of a raised consciousness. When we lift the consciousness of all humankind, we grow in consciousness ourselves. The first part of our Christmas gift is to practice the Presence of God. Eric Butterworth tells us: "To live constantly as if you believed that the allness of God, the Divine potential for wholeness, were present in every experience of your life and every function of your body." Join us as host Rev. Tom Thorpe and guests explore Butterworth's exciting, practical method for practicing the Presence of God.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, November 30, 2010
    Episode Description:
    With the coming of the holiday season, there's more on most people's "to do" lists than at most times of the year. What's the "one needful thing" that will help us accomplish all that needs to be done and enjoy the holidays? Listen and join in the conversation as host Rev. Tom Thorpe and his guests listen and respond to Eric Butterworth's comments about the story of Mary and Martha, from the Gospel According to Luke.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, November 23, 2010
    Episode Description:
    In this Thanksgiving week broadcast, host Rev. Tom Thorpe and co-host Richard Billings share and respond to Eric Butterworth's comments about Jesus' feeding of the multitudes, a miracle story that appears in all four of the Gospels. It's a story that reminds us of the value of gratitude and invites us to see abundance even before it appears.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, November 16, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Our Bible interpretation series continues today as host Rev. Tom Thorpe and his guests share and respond to Eric Butterworth's commentary on the creation stories found in the Book of Genesis. 
  • Original air date: Tuesday, November 09, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Eric Butterworth delighted in helping Truth students discover the Truth about themselves as they explored the symbolism of the Bible and its stories. Today, host Tom Thorpe and his guests listen and respond as Butterworth explores the golden thread of Truth that becomes clearly visible—when we know how to look for it—throughout the Bible.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, November 02, 2010
    Episode Description:
    As Eric Butterworth reflected on New Thought spirituality, he came to the conclusion that one idea above all others provides the foundation from which all of New Thought developed. Theologians call this idea "monism." It's more commonly called "Oneness."
  • Original air date: Tuesday, October 26, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Today host Rev. Tom Thorpe and his guests continue their discussion of Eric Butterworth's observations about the influence of the emerging science of psychology on spiritual thought, and the relationship between modern psychology and New Thought spirituality.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, October 19, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Today host Rev. Tom Thorpe and his guests continue their discussion of Eric Butterworth's observations about the influence of the emerging science of psychology on spiritual thought and the relationship between modern psychology and New Thought spirituality.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, October 12, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Join Unity minister Tom Thorpe and licensed Unity teacher Mark Hicks as they conclude a series of programs exploring the life and work of three great thinkers whom Eric Butterworth acknowledges as major influences in his own life and work. Butterworth acknowledged Thoreau as one whose master work, On Walden Pond, he re-read each year to keep his life and ministry on course.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, October 05, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Join Unity minister Tom Thorpe and licensed Unity teacher Mark Hicks as they continue exploring works of three great thinkers whom Eric Butterworth acknowledges as major influences in his own life and work. Butterworth acknowledges the great 19th-century American philosopher, writer and lecturer Ralph Waldo Emerson for inspiring the insight that led him to write Discover the Power Within You.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, September 28, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Join Unity minister Tom Thorpe and licensed Unity teacher Mark Hicks as they conclude a series of programs exploring the life and work of three great thinkers who Eric Butterworth acknowledges as major influences in his own life and work. Butterworth acknowledged Thoreau as one whose master work, On Walden Pond, he re-read each year to keep his life and ministry on course.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, September 21, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Our "Great Teachers" series continues as we listen to Eric Butterworth explain Meister Eckhart's teaching about God's Only-Begotten Son. Join in the discussion as host Tom Thorpe and his co-hosts, Mark Hicks and Richard Billings, share their response to Butterworth's remarks.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, September 14, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Join Unity minister Tom Thorpe and licensed Unity teacher Mark Hicks as they begin a series of programs exploring the life and work of three great thinkers whom Eric Butterworth acknowledges as major influences in his own life and work. Meister Eckhart was a 14th-century Roman Catholic priest, a very humble man, and a visionary thinker. Butterworth credits Meister Eckhart with providing the key that allowed him to understand Oneness.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, September 07, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Eric Butterworth believed that "... the discovery of the flow of life is the greatest awakening of consciousness we can achieve." Join in the conversation with Unity minister Tom Thorpe and his guests as they conclude a series based on Butterworth's book, In the Flow of Life, with a discussion of how living in the flow of life helps us overcome fear of changing life circumstances, even fear of death.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, August 31, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Eric Butterworth believed that continuing to work with the question is more important than finding a "right answer." Join Unity minister Tom Thorpe and his guests in this second of three programs based on Eric Butterworth's book, In the Flow of Life, as they consider this and other questions about the process of giving and receiving.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, August 24, 2010
    Episode Description:
    In this first of three programs based on Eric Butterworth's In the Flow of Life, host Tom Thorpe and his guests begin an exploration of what the Gospels call "the kingdom within." Butterworth writes: "The Kingdom within is the realm of all-potentiality, all-substance, all life, all love, and all peace ... get into the flow and you will receive all that you desire or need."
  • Original air date: Tuesday, August 17, 2010
    Episode Description:
    When we look only at the literal meaning of Bible texts, we're not finding the deeper, symbolic significance, the metaphysical meaning of what we're reading. On today's program, Eric Butterworth discusses the value of metaphysical Bible interpretation. Unity minister Tom Thorpe and his guests add their own insights and invite you to join in the discussion.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, August 10, 2010
    Episode Description:
    If you believe that "sticks and stones can hurt my bones but words can never harm me," you might reconsider that belief after listening to today's program. Tune in and listen to Eric Butterworth's thoughts about the power of the spoken word, and join in the conversation as Unity minister Tom Thorpe and his guests explore ways to live a more effective, more satisfying life by harnessing the power of our words.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, August 03, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Unity teaches that everyone, not only Jesus, is blessed with a Divine nature. In this broadcast, you'll hear Eric Butterworth explain Jesus' role not as the only Son of God, but as Way Shower, the great example for humankind. Unity minister Tom Thorpe and his panel of guests, including leadership students in Unity's Spiritual Education and Enrichment program, will explore Butterworth's message and share their own views.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, July 27, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Is everyone entitled to a healthy, abundant life? How do wholeness and abundance become part of a person's life? Eric Butterworth offers his explanation of Unity co-founder Charles Fillmore's answer to these questions.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, July 20, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Superconscious, conscious and subconscious—these are what Unity calls the three phases of mind. How can you improve the quality of your life by learning how these three phases of your mind interrelate? Hear Eric Butterworth offer a clear, practical explanation, then join host Tom Thorpe and his guests in a lively discussion.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, July 13, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Listen to Eric Butterworth explain his view—and what he believed was Charles Fillmore's view—of the Unity movement's purpose and mission. Host Tom Thorpe and his guests discuss Butterworth's views and invite you to join in the discussion.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, July 06, 2010
    Episode Description:
    On today's program, noted Unity minister and author Eric Butterworth shares his unique point of view about the Unity movement and its teachings. Unity minister Tom Thorpe and his guests respond to Eric's thoughts and invite you to join in the discussion with your Facebook posts and telephone calls.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, June 29, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Eric Butterworth taught that we move from "knowing about" Truth to "knowing Truth" when we develop a relationship with the Truth concepts we explore. Listen and be part of today's discussion with Unity minister Tom Thorpe and his guests.
  • Episode: What Is Truth?
    Original air date: Tuesday, June 22, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Today's inaugural broadcast will feature a recording of Eric Butterworth explaining his concept of what Truth is and what it is not. Host Tom Thorpe's guests will include a Unity minister who knew Eric Butterworth well and worked with him.

Host Bio

Rev. Tom Thorpe
Rev. Tom Thorpe is an ordained Unity minister currently serving as a faculty member and subject matter expert in Unity Institute® and Seminary’s Spiritual Education and Enrichment program. To help achieve the goal of making Unity’s teachings available to “more people in more places in more ways more often,” Tom focuses on developing and presenting courses for Unity Institute’s Distance Learning programs.

Tom is the author of Through A Loving Lens: Gentle Observations About Life, Love and God, and has written for both Daily Word® and Unity Magazine®. Tom believes that because our potential for spiritual growth is infinite, there’s always value in exploring life’s challenging questions more and more deeply.

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