Evolutionary Living

| with Revs. James Trapp and Robin Ferguson | Archived Program
Evolutionary Living

Program Overview

How are we as a Unity movement poised to address this critical time in human history? How can we really live from that place where we are intentionally co-creating a world that works for all of us? Join Rev. James Trapp and Rev. Robin Ferguson from the Unity Worldwide Ministries as they get real about the challenges and opportunities of living from a higher truth in our everyday lives.

Looking at the paradigm shift we are in the midst of as a world, they will explore the ways we can use spiritual principles to not just “get through” this time, but to use it as a growth accelerator for creating the world we want to see. We can learn to live from a radical new reality. Whatever the challenges that face us—holding prosperity in the midst of economic strains, parenting in this fast-paced world, bringing consciousness into business, etc.—there is a spiritual solution. The hosts will explore ways in which we can collectively raise the vibration of the planet through our daily actions, reactions and practices, while honoring our human experience along the way.

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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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  • Episode: Our Naked Souls
    Original air date: Thursday, November 18, 2010
    Episode Description:
    It is our willingness to meet life with total honesty and openness that allows the grace of Spirit to move through us. Today we’ll talk about how we can learn to live from a sense of total and absolute unprotectedness, through the understanding that there is nothing from which we need to protect ourselves.
  • Episode: Fierce Grace
    Original air date: Thursday, November 11, 2010
    Episode Description:
    There is a force in the Universe that is always pulling us into a more evolved way of being. Though we may fight it, or resist it, we are lovingly and insistently being guided into a higher way of being. Join us as we explore the idea of “Fierce Grace.”
  • Original air date: Thursday, November 04, 2010
    Episode Description:
    We often talk about the “moment of awakening” as if it just happens and we’re done. But it is only in continually breaking through our illusions and challenging our perspective of reality that we find the sustained awakening that is the truth that sets us free. Let’s have a conversation about the process of awakening.
  • Original air date: Thursday, October 28, 2010
    Episode Description:
    We all have power and understanding that exists beyond mere human ability or intelligence. As we tune in and activate these abilities in our everyday lives, we become aware that the veil is thinning between what we see and what is possible.
  • Original air date: Thursday, October 14, 2010
    Episode Description:
    How do you live a life or create an organization that is vibrant and alive with possibility? We will walk through the process of discovering the dream and designing the destiny finding that it all begins with appreciation!
  • Original air date: Thursday, October 07, 2010
    Episode Description:
    A universal human feels connected through the heart to the whole of life and is awakened from within by a passionate and loving desire to express unique creativity for the good of the self and the whole. Join us as we discuss this evolutionary journey!
  • Episode: Going Viral!
    Original air date: Thursday, September 30, 2010
    Episode Description:
    What does it take to birth a new idea and bring a thought, belief or new way of doing or being into global consciousness? Join us as we welcome our guest, Kris Preud'homme, director of communications for Unity Worldwide Ministries (formerly the Association of Unity Churches International), to our discussion on how we can reach out to the world and share Unity's message and path for positive, spiritual living!
  • Episode: Over the Edge
    Original air date: Thursday, September 23, 2010
    Episode Description:
    How does an idea, trend or social behavior go from just a few to the very many? What is it that takes it over the edge and allows it to become widespread? This week we will ask that question and maybe even have some answers!
  • Original air date: Thursday, September 16, 2010
    Episode Description:
    In order to move to a higher order, what is must first be broken up. Can this explain the chaos we sometimes find in our lives, our organizations, and in our world? Let’s find out!
  • Original air date: Thursday, July 29, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Joining Evolutionary Living this week is our special guest Lori Sandstrom. Through her humor, authenticity and the wisdom she has gained through extensive study of the enneagram, Lori will invite us to look at our spiritual path through new eyes and embrace our uniqueness!
  • Original air date: Thursday, July 22, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Continuing our conversation of how to be an effective change agent and a transformational leader, we will explore the practical application of enlightened leadership.
  • Original air date: Thursday, July 15, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Continuing our exploration of how to be an effective change agent and a transformational leader, we will look at some real-world approaches that call us all higher.
  • Original air date: Thursday, July 08, 2010
    Episode Description:
    In this ever-changing world, wouldn’t it be great to have the resources and tools necessary to navigate the transformational terrain with greater ease and effectiveness? Join us as we explore the ways to be an effective change agent and a transformational leader!
  • Original air date: Thursday, July 01, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Freedom is a word that is tossed around in so many different contexts. Let’s explore the idea from a spiritual perspective and look at what brings us to that place of freedom, where we can truly experience the peace that passes all understanding.
  • Original air date: Thursday, June 17, 2010
    Episode Description:
    What if we entered this earth experience because we knew it would serve as our greatest opportunity for spiritual growth? Let’s explore what we are here to learn and how we can contribute to this sacred place we currently call home.
  • Original air date: Thursday, June 10, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Our special guest today is Ted Collins, chief academic officer and dean of Unity Institute, Unity’s ministerial education program. He will be talking about his experiences while walking a conscious spiritual path and what he has observed in his role supporting others in reaching their magnificence.
  • Original air date: Thursday, May 27, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Taking the ideas of Spiral Dynamics one step further, let's look at how we can create organizations that support the transformation of the planet.
  • Episode: Spiral Living
    Original air date: Thursday, May 20, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Spiral Dynamics is an emerging theory of human development that offers insights into how we think, behave and interact with one another. Having this understanding, we can honor the diversity of human expression and truly co-create a world that works for all.
  • Original air date: Thursday, May 13, 2010
    Episode Description:
    This is a challenge to no longer settle for mediocrity but to call forth your Divine magnificence in every area of your life. Rev. Robin Reiter, founder of the Sacred Abundance ministry will be joining us in our quest to unleash our potential!
  • Episode: Spiritual Law
    Original air date: Thursday, May 06, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Spiritual law is the process through which the unmanifest becomes manifest, through which the dreamer manifests the dream. Join us as we explore how to use the laws of the Universe to fulfill our dreams.
  • Original air date: Thursday, April 29, 2010
    Episode Description:
    In this world that seems to be reinventing itself every day, we are called to take another look at how we define and achieve success. Is being goal-oriented a positive thing? And how do our spiritual intentions fit into our work and the demands of our everyday life? Let's find out as we explore our drive for success.
  • Original air date: Thursday, April 22, 2010
    Episode Description:
    James and Robin continue the discussion in the second of this two-part series. There is an art to creating, growing and evolving church ministries and communities. Rev. James Trapp, CEO of the Association of Unity Churches International, will share his experiences in growing and supporting a mega church in Miami, Florida, and reveal how it came to be such a dynamic and thriving ministry. Rev. Robin Ferguson will share her experience in pioneering and some of what she has learned in supporting new ministries and gathering resources for their development. Join these two great ministers in learning more about creating and supporting an evolving ministry!
  • Original air date: Thursday, April 15, 2010
    Episode Description:
    There is an art to creating, growing and evolving church ministries and communities. Rev. James Trapp, CEO of the Association of Unity Churches International, will share his experiences in growing and supporting a mega church in Miami, Florida, and reveal how it came to be such a dynamic and thriving ministry. Rev. Robin Ferguson will share her experience in pioneering and some of what she has learned in supporting new ministries and gathering resources for their development. Join these two great ministers in learning more about creating and supporting an evolving ministry!
  • Episode: How to Know God
    Original air date: Thursday, April 08, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Our experience of God is influenced by our understanding of God. This understanding is influenced by previous teachers, religious traditions and our relationship with our parents. Let's explore how our concept of God evolves and how we can come to experience God in every moment of life.
  • Original air date: Thursday, April 01, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Join the discussion today with special guests Gary Simmons and Rima Bonario. What would life be like if you lived every minute of every day with the deep peace of knowing that nothing and no one is against you? What if everyone did? How would that change the world? Using these powerful practices, you can radically alter how you experience the world in as little as 21 days.
  • Original air date: Thursday, March 18, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Many of Unity’s founders and spiritual teachers around the world talk about “truth.” Standing in our truth, speaking our truth, living from truth—what does it all mean? Let’s find out. No lie, we’re going to talk truth.
  • Original air date: Thursday, March 11, 2010
    Episode Description:
    We now live in an age where falsehood is being called out and people who pretend to be are no longer being accepted by others. It is time to “get real” about who we are and live from a place of authentic truth. It is only then that we can be comfortable in our own skin, connect with others on a deep level, and experience the unconditional presence of God.
  • Original air date: Thursday, March 04, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Rhythms and cycles are a part of our natural world, our human journey and our spiritual awakening. Where are we on the cycle of transformation and how do we honor our journey around the world? Let’s take a look at the rhythm of life and explore how we can move more in sync with the natural order of the Universe.
  • Episode: Sabbath Moments
    Original air date: Thursday, February 25, 2010
    Episode Description:
    We are so busy creating and carrying out our to-do lists that we often forget that the most blessed thing we can offer ourselves and our world is simply “to be.” Let’s look at some simple ways we can we keep our lives in balance and also contribute to the well-being of the planets through our daily practice of “being.”
  • Original air date: Thursday, February 11, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Every day we are in dancing in relationship. So how do we live in sacred partnership with our friends, our family and our loved ones? How do we stay in step with our earth, with our work, with our true nature? Let’s challenge the notion of "unconditional love" and explore what makes a relationship truly sacred.
  • Original air date: Thursday, February 04, 2010
    Episode Description:
    What does it mean to be a "co-creator" with the Divine? And is a world that works one without conflict? Is it even possible? Let's challenge our assumptions and look at how we can work together to create heaven on Earth.
  • Original air date: Thursday, January 28, 2010
    Episode Description:
    With spiritual growth comes the opportunity to step outside of our comfort zones and challenge ourselves to not only see the world in new ways, but to live from that new reality. How willing are you to take risks? To fail? To succeed? Let's talk about life on the edge.
  • Original air date: Thursday, January 21, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Living as multidimensional beings, we are allowed to see a greater, deeper view of reality than ever before. But with that gift comes a greater responsibility to live our lives in integrity with what we know. Let's explore the challenges, opportunities and responsibilities that come with walking our talk.
  • Original air date: Thursday, January 14, 2010
    Episode Description:
    In this fast-paced, ever-changing world in which we live, we are being challenged to re-evaluate our values. We might wonder, Is what’s really important changing, or is it simply our perception that’s shifting? It is causing us to take a new look at our choices, our judgments, and our very way of being in this world. Let’s talk values.
  • Original air date: Thursday, January 07, 2010
    Episode Description:
    The one constant in our world today is change. As we navigate major shifts in our outer world, we also have new questions, new understanding and new ways of being all dancing within us. Whatever the steps we must learn, we can find grace, compassion and understanding through our dance with change.

Host Bio

Revs. James Trapp
This program is hosted by Revs. James Trapp and Robin Ferguson. Rev. James Trapp was ordained in 1994 and served as a dynamic presence at Unity on the Bay in Miami, Fla., for 10 years growing a vibrant spiritual community that is racially, ethnically and culturally diverse. He now serves our spiritual movement as President and CEO of Unity Worldwide Ministries and supports our collective Unity movement as we go about carrying out the great commission of spreading the good news and co-creating with spirit to transform lives and our world.

Rev. Robin Ferguson, a Unity student for over two decades, was ordained as a minister in 2002 and went on to pioneer Unity of the Heartland, in Olathe, KS. She now serves as Ministry Expansion Consultant for Unity Worldwide Ministries, supporting the growth of the Unity movement through new and expanding ministries.

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