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Program Overview

Did you know that Unity’s cofounder, Charles Fillmore, was the first clergyman to have a religious radio broadcast in Kansas City, Missouri? Or that Unity owned and operated a radio station—WOQ—from 1924 to 1934? For years, Unity has been a pioneer in radio broadcasting, using the latest technology to help spread the Unity message. Today, using Internet Radio, Bob Brach brings the words of Charles Fillmore, Ernest Wilson and other Unity teachers to the airwaves once again. Rev. Bob Brach shares original radio scripts from the Unity archives each week and broadcasts them once again for truth students worldwide! Hear what was happening in the world and in Unity on the date each program was originally broadcast. Call in with your comments and questions about each broadcast or the Unity history from that era.

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  • Original air date: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
    Episode Description:
    Today's talk is "The Restorative Powers" from a Sunday morning lesson given on September 9, 1928.  Charles Fillmore uses the story of Paul in Antioch and in Corinth as the basis of his lesson, which focus on the states of mind as they impact our development of the Christ within us.
  • Episode: Temperance
    Original air date: Tuesday, April 08, 2014
    Episode Description:
    Today's talk is an early (1912) talk of Charles Fillmore's on the topic of temperance. The Fillmores  were involved in the Temperance Movement from what I recall of my readings and this talk, "The Relation of Spiritual Understanding to Temperance," on November 10, 1912, was one of the earliest recorded talks. 
  • Original air date: Tuesday, April 01, 2014
    Episode Description:
    Today's show is installment 12 of Charles Fillmore's lectures on the Fourth Dimension. The talk is titled "The Supermind in Man Is Named Christ: How the Kingdom of Christ Is Destined to Encompass the Inhabitants of the Whole Earth." Wow, long title! Mr. Fillmore gave this talk on December 6, 1932, at the Unity Church in Kansas City, Missouri. My wife, Rev. Margie Brach, will cohost the show with me as she has done for this entire series, which we began in March of a year ago. It has been a wonderful journey and ... there is one more lesson.  
  • Episode: The "End Times"
    Original air date: Tuesday, March 25, 2014
    Episode Description:
    Did you ever wonder about the "end times" and what Unity speakers may say about them? Well, today's talk is up your alley. Charles Fillmore's Sunday morning lesson "World Redeemed" from March 24, 1929, some 85 years ago almost to the day (and still applicable), is something that touches on this very topic.  
  • Original air date: Tuesday, March 18, 2014
    Episode Description:
    What is the connection between our spiritual nature and our emotion? Charles Fillmore has some ideas about the connection and how to work with it in his talk, "Training Our Emotional Nature," from a Sunday morning lesson on July 19, 1925.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, March 11, 2014
    Episode Description:
    What is meant by worship? Charles Fillmore has some ideas on this in his talk, "Truth Established in Divine Worship," from a Sunday morning talk on November 27, 1927. He uses part of the text of First Isaiah for his scriptural basis.  
     
  • Original air date: Tuesday, March 04, 2014
    Episode Description:
    Today's show is another in the series on The Fourth Dimension! My wife, Rev. Margie Brach, and I will be working with Charles Fillmore's Lesson 11 of the Fourth Dimension series he and Cora did in the fall of 1932. Lesson 11 is titled "The Birth of a New Race of Men and Women Is Now in Progress; They Are to Be the Future Rulers of the Earth." This is part of the series of 13 talks. Margie and I have been doing these talks on the lessons on the first Tuesday of each month beginning back in March of 2013, in case you want to go back in the show archives and listen to the previous lessons. Enjoy! 
  • Episode: Discernment
    Original air date: Tuesday, February 25, 2014
    Episode Description:
    How does one choose what to do in life? Well ... we get to use "discernment." Today's lesson is from an early healing meeting that Charles Fillmore did on the topic of "Discernment" back on Wednesday, July 9, 1919.  
  • Original air date: Tuesday, February 18, 2014
    Episode Description:
    Today's lesson is from the eighth chapter of Matthew, the healing of the centurion's servant. Charles Fillmore uses this story to emphasize the power of our minds and our thoughts in a Sunday morning lesson he gave on November 16, 1930, titled "The Power of Conviction." 
  • Original air date: Tuesday, February 04, 2014
    Episode Description:
    Today's show is one in the continuing series of lessons Charles Fillmore did on the Fourth Dimension in the fall of 1932. This is Lesson 10, titled "How Man's Thought Breaks Into the Pent-up Life Energies of Soul and Body, Releasing the Electrons, and Makes Substance Manifest." My wife, Rev. Margie Brach, and I will cohost this show and share what Mr. Fillmore's lesson meant to us.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, January 28, 2014
    Episode Description:
    Today's talk is a look at the Call of Abram as given in Genesis 12. Charles Fillmore explores the metaphysical meaning of this story as it relates to growth in one's faith capacity. The talk is titled "New States of Consciousness" and was given on Sunday, April 17, 1932. 
  • Original air date: Tuesday, January 21, 2014
    Episode Description:
    "In the beginning" ... those are familiar words to Bible readers and ... on today's show, I will be reading one of Charles Fillmore's talks about the story from Genesis, which begins "in the beginning." It is also the first file in the unpublished documents of Mr. Fillmore's talks and lessons. This one is called "The Allegory of Cain and Abel," and it was a Sunday morning lesson on January 26, 1914. I think you will enjoy this early talk of his.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, January 14, 2014
    Episode Description:
    Start the new year with more of Charles Fillmore's lessons on the Fourth Dimension. Today's show is lesson No. 9 of a lecture series that Mr. Fillmore did in the fall of 1932 with Cora Dedrick, then his secretary and later his second spouse. This lesson is titled "The Currents of Thought in the Race Mind Manipulate the Invisible Substance, and Make for Lack or Prosperity, at the Option of the Thinkers." Wow ... long topic, but Mr. Fillmore is speaking about how the Collective Consciousness affects us. This is some nice information as we begin 2014. My wife, Rev. Margie Brach, will cohost this show as she has been for this series of lessons on the Fourth Dimension.  
  • Original air date: Tuesday, December 17, 2013
    Episode Description:
    What is the meaning of Christmas? Charles Fillmore has some definite ideas on this. Today's lesson is "The True Meaning of Christmas" from Sunday, December 24, 1911. Mr. Fillmore recounts some of the historical symbols we associate with Christmas as well as how to look at the day as a Truth student. 
  • Original air date: Tuesday, December 10, 2013
    Episode Description:
    Today's talk is another of the early Unity talks given by Charles Fillmore. This talk is titled "A Regeneration Work" and was given at a Sunday service at the 913 Tracy Avenue church in Kansas City, Missouri, on January 25, 1914.  Mr. Fillmore uses the story of Nicodemus and the "born again" theme. This is a nice prelude to the coming of the Christ celebration this  month.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, November 26, 2013
    Episode Description:
    Today's lesson is a Thanksgiving Service that Charles Fillmore did at a Wednesday evening meeting on November 29, 1922. He has humor in this talk as he portrays a Mr. Harry Gaze, "the apostle of eternal youth," with some humorous anecdotes and a mnemonic interpretation of the word "UNITY." Have a happy and joyous Thanksgiving!
  • Original air date: Tuesday, November 19, 2013
    Episode Description:
    Here is another early talk from Charles Fillmore. He gave this Sunday lesson on January 12, 1913. He starts off with the meaning of being "saved" and how the Bible is to be viewed as allegory. The title of the talk is "The Adam Consciousness" and as you would expect, Mr. Fillmore gives a nice explanation of the creation stories (Genesis 1 and 2) and the reminder that there is only One Power and One Presence. Yes! 
  • Episode: Eternal Life
    Original air date: Tuesday, November 12, 2013
    Episode Description:
    Charles Fillmore spoke to Unity Truth students several times during the week, both at the 913 Tracy Avenue, Kansas City location and at Unity Farm (as it was called then). Today's lesson was from a Wednesday evening service at the 913 Tracy Avenue center and it is titled "Eternal Life." This was a topic that was near and dear to Mr. Fillmore's heart. He gave this lesson on August 15, 1923.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, November 05, 2013
    Episode Description:
    In today's show, the Brach team is active again. My wife, Rev. Margie Brach, and I will be sharing and talking about Lesson 8 in Charles Fillmore's lecture series on "The Fourth Dimension and Its Uses by Man." Today's lesson, given on November 8, 1932, at 2:30 p.m.,  is titled "By Eliminating Sense Mind, and Its Accompanying Time Element, the Atoms and Cells of the Body are Renewed and All Signs of Age Disappear." Wow ... long title and very apropos since Margie and I are just celebrating our birthdays.   
  • Original air date: Tuesday, October 29, 2013
    Episode Description:
    Today's talk is titled "Indomitable Truth" and is from Charles Fillmore's Sunday lesson on December 13, 1925. He uses the story of the apostle Paul in Rome as told in Acts 28. 
  • Episode: Truth's Appeal
    Original air date: Tuesday, October 22, 2013
    Episode Description:
    Today's show is definitely one of the early talks of Charles Fillmore. It is a Sunday morning talk titled "Truth's Appeal," done on March 28, 1913. Mr. Fillmore would have been 68 years young at the time. He bases his talk on the story of the apostle Paul appearing before Festus and Agrippa.  
  • Episode: Holy Spirit
    Original air date: Tuesday, October 15, 2013
    Episode Description:
    How does one understand the concept of "The Trinity"? In today's talk, Charles Fillmore gives his explanation in a lesson titled "Holy Spirit," from June 13, 1923. 
  • Original air date: Tuesday, September 24, 2013
    Episode Description:
    Today's lesson is from a Friday evening meeting on May 25, 1923, that Charles Fillmore conducted at the 913 Tracy Avenue church in Kansas City, Missouri. It is titled "Thought and Understanding," and he focuses on the power and the meaning that different words can bring to mind as one makes affirmations.
  • Episode: What Is God?
    Original air date: Tuesday, September 17, 2013
    Episode Description:
    In today's talk, Charles Fillmore addresses the question "What is God?" This is a Monday morning talk he gave on September 27, 1926, most likely to the Unity workers. The talk is titled "Creative Source of All Existence."  
  • Original air date: Tuesday, September 10, 2013
    Episode Description:
    "Know thyself" is the admonition over the Greek Temple in Delphi, and Charles Fillmore reminds us of that principle in his talk "Finding the Inner Kingdom" from a Tuesday evening Healing Service on January 3, 1922. This is a long talk with some sharing by the attendees, which is good information too.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, September 03, 2013
    Episode Description:
    Today is a return to the Fourth Dimension! My wife, Rev. Margie Brach, will be cohosting with me as we examine Lesson Seven of the lecture series Charles Fillmore gave in the fall of 1932 with his secretary at the time, Cora Dedrick. These lectures are a series of 13 lessons Mr. Fillmore gave in Kansas City, Missouri. Margie and I are doing one a month until we have gone through all the lessons. These lessons have some interesting material on the Fourth Dimension, a term Charles refers to in many of his writings. Remember, you can check the archives and catch up on any lectures you may have missed.
  • Episode: Freedom
    Original air date: Tuesday, August 27, 2013
    Episode Description:
    Ever wonder about the metphysical meaning of the story of Jesus clearing out the sellers in the Temple? Charles Fillmore does a good job of explaining it, as well as offering some valuable tools for our consciousness "cleansing" in his talk "Freedom" from August 17, 1924. It is counsel that is still applicable some 89 years later.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, August 20, 2013
    Episode Description:
    Today's talk is another "Temperance Sunday" message Charles Fillmore gave during the years of Prohibition. His talk, titled "True Spiritual Freedom," focuses on the control of the appetite. He uses the words of the apostle Paul in the Letter to the Galatians, reminding us we are no longer under mortal law but under Christ. Mr. Fillmore gave this talk on October 26, 1930.
  • Episode: Holy Spirit
    Original air date: Tuesday, August 13, 2013
    Episode Description:
    Did you know that the concept of the "Holy Spirit" in Christianity had its origin in the pagan faith traditions? Well, Charles Fillmore makes a comment to that effect in his talk "The Holy Spirit: It Works in Man" from January 27, 1929. Mr. Fillmore also discusses how the Holy Spirit works in one's life and how to help make it happen.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, August 06, 2013
    Episode Description:
    Today is lesson six in the lecture series Charles Fillmore gave on the subject of the Fourth Dimension back in the fall of 1932. I will be joined by my wife and cohost for this show series, Rev. Margie Brach, as we explore these timeless treasures of Unity cofounder Charles Fillmore and rocket into the Fourth Dimension.  
  • Original air date: Tuesday, July 23, 2013
    Episode Description:
    Have you ever been in that place in consciousness where it seemed you were wandering in the wilderness and came to an insurmountable challenge? Well, Charles Fillmore uses the parallel of the children of Israel coming to the Red Sea as the basis for his talk "The Continuity of Life Realized" from July 24, 1932, as the basis for his message. He has some thoughts on this very state of consciousness that we may sometimes find ourselves in.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, July 16, 2013
    Episode Description:
    Bible, Bible, Bible. From time to time, Charles Fillmore did a series on the Bible. Today's talk was a kickoff talk in a series on the New Testament. Interestingly, he begins with Luke! This lesson was titled "Study of the New Testament," and it was a Sunday morning talk given on October 1, 1922.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, July 09, 2013
    Episode Description:
    With the Fourth of July just behind us, perhaps we have some lingering thoughts about "freedom." Charles Fillmore's lesson from October 2, 1927, explores this concept of being free from the material world. He uses the story from the Hebrew Bible about Elijah and the Israelites at Mount Carmel. Mr. Fillmore's talk is titled "Freedom From Materiality."
  • Original air date: Tuesday, July 02, 2013
    Episode Description:
    Today is a return to the Fourth Dimension! My wife, Rev. Margie Brach, will be cohosting with me as we examine Lesson Five of the lecture series Charles Fillmore gave in the fall of 1932 with Cora Dedrick, his secretary at the time. These lectures are a series of 13 lessons Mr. Fillmore gave in Kansas City, Missouri. Margie and I are doing one a month until we have gone through all the lessons. There is some interesting material on the Fourth Dimension, a term Charles refers to in many of his writings, in these lectures. Remember, you can check the show archives and catch up on any lectures you may have missed.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, June 25, 2013
    Episode Description:
    Today's lesson is titled "Wisdom in Presenting the Truth" from Sunday, December 7, 1930. Charles Fillmore uses the story of Stephen, one of the early Christians (as told in Acts 6 and 7), as the basis for his message. His theme is using our power of discrimination (or judgment) for picking the right and perfect time to share our "Truth."
  • Original air date: Tuesday, June 18, 2013
    Episode Description:
    We sure like our "stuff." Reflecting  on doing a spring cleaning, I realize I have attachment to some things I didn't even know I had! Today's talk, "Acquisitiveness, a Builder or a Destroyer?" speaks to that gathering of stuff in our lives. This was a Sunday morning lesson given on October 16, 1927.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, June 11, 2013
    Episode Description:
    Do the Old Testament prophets have a message for us today? Charles Fillmore believes so and uses material from the prophet Micah in his talk "Developing Honor and Just Dealings" on November 20, 1927. Listen in and hear what Mr. Fillmore has to say about "Justice and Righteousness." This message is as relevant today as it was to the world in 1927.  
  • Original air date: Tuesday, June 04, 2013
    Episode Description:
    Revs. Bob and Margie Brach focus on the Fourth Dimension in today's episode. I will be reading from a series of 13 lectures that Charles gave in the Kansas City area. Today's reading will be Lesson 4 of the series. Mr. Fillmore did these lessons in the fall of 1932. 
  • Original air date: Tuesday, May 28, 2013
    Episode Description:
    What is the connection between our minds and Divine Ideas? Well, Charles Fillmore has some definite ideas on what it is and how to use it, in his talk, appropriately called "The Mind of Man Infolds and Expresses Divine Ideas." This is an evening lesson given on September 30, 1926, at the Unity Church at Ninth and Tracy Street in Kansas City, Missouri.  
  • Original air date: Tuesday, May 21, 2013
    Episode Description:
    What is the connection of the material to the spiritual? Charles Fillmore addresses this question in his talk "Uplifting the Body" from May 18, 1930 (some 83 years ago), with a message that is just as pertinent today. He uses the story from Matthew 22 about paying the Roman taxes and what is the Greatest Commandment.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, May 14, 2013
    Episode Description:
    What is the first step in "divine healing"? According to Charles Fillmore, it is being "receptive." He speaks to this concept in-depth in a healing service from Wednesday, October 4, 1922. There is also an interesting love offering at the end given by Ms. Ida Palmer of the Unity Staff.  
  • Original air date: Tuesday, May 07, 2013
    Episode Description:
    Today's show is another Revs. Bob and Margie Brach show focusing on the Fourth Dimension. I will be reading from a series of 13 lectures Charles Fillmore gave in the Kansas City area with Cora, his second wife. Today's reading will be Lesson Three of the series and was given on October 4, 1932. We hope you will enjoy this series. We plan to do one a month until all the lessons are covered. Buckle your seat belt as we rocket forward into the Fourth Dimension! Lesson One was on the March 5 show and Lesson Two was on the April 2 show, in case you missed them.   
  • Original air date: Tuesday, April 30, 2013
    Episode Description:
    What is the most important thing to study and what is the "newest" book to use to do it? According to Charles Fillmore, the most important thing to study is "man," meaning mankind, and the "newest" book to use is "the Bible." His talk "From Faith to Peace" speaks to this topic. This was a Sunday morning lesson on March 30, 1924, and its words are applicable to our world today as well.  
  • Original air date: Tuesday, April 23, 2013
    Episode Description:
    Unity was based on healing! Here is an early talk by Charles Fillmore on that very subject. This was a talk he gave at the 913 Tracy Avenue Building, in Kansas City, Missouri, on August 8, 1915. Charles would be celebrating his 61st birthday in a few days. He does some comparison work on two of the Hebrew Bible prophets—Elijah and Elisha.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, April 16, 2013
    Episode Description:
    Life, Egyptians, and electricity ... What's the connection? Mr. Fillmore's lesson today is "Realization of Full, Complete, Ever-Present Life," from his Sunday talk on January 27, 1924. Mr. Fillmore brings the "spiritually discerned" meaning of the story in Exodus 14 about the parting of the Red Sea. He has some very interesting ideas with this electricity "connection." Plug in to the show and find out what he is talking about.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, April 09, 2013
    Episode Description:
    What is Truth? And ... what does Unity say Truth is? These are two questions that arise as one examines Unity teachings. Today's talk is from a lecture Charles Fillmore gave on November 22, 1922, in a Wednesday evening class titled "Explanation of Truth as Taught by Unity School." This is a long talk from Mr. Fillmore, so I will be doing the show solo—well, just me and Mr. Fillmore's words.  
  • Original air date: Tuesday, April 02, 2013
    Episode Description:
    Today's show is going to be another Revs. Bob and Margie Brach show focusing on the Fourth Dimension. I will be reading from a series of 13 lectures that Charles Fillmore gave in the Kansas City area with Cora, his second wife. Today's reading will be Lesson Two of the series. We hope you will enjoy this series. We plan to do one a month until all lessons are covered. Buckle your seat belt as we rocket forward into the Fourth Dimension! Lesson One was on the March 5 show, in case you missed it.  
  • Original air date: Tuesday, March 26, 2013
    Episode Description:
    Today's show is some interesting "Words From Our Past" and from a different speaker—Ernest C. Wilson! The talk I will be reading from is Wilson's address to the workers at Unity World Headquarters on November 20, 1942. His talk is titled "Christianity in Action." Charles Fillmore turned the platform at Ninth and Tracy over to Ernest Wilson while Charles and Cora traveled to speaking engagements.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, March 19, 2013
    Episode Description:
    "Let your 'yes' be 'yes' and your 'no' be 'no'" were words ascribed to Jesus of Nazareth when he was speaking about the taking of oaths. Charles Fillmore references a similar saying of "yes" and "no" when we are using the Powers of our Mind in his talk "Yes and No of the Mind" from March 24, 1931. My special guest is Rev. Eric Donaldson, senior minister at Unity Christian Church, Memphis, Tennessee. 


     
  • Original air date: Tuesday, March 12, 2013
    Episode Description:
    Our Unity movement was founded upon healing. Early on, the Fillmores had Healing Services as part and parcel of the events happening at the Ninth and Tracy Avenue church in Kansas City, Missouri. Today's show is from an 8 p.m. Healing Meeting on February 29, 1912 (obviously a Leap Year). Mr. Fillmore asks and answers questions in the service, which is centered on "The True Meaning of Affirmations and Denials." My special guest is Rev. Karen Epps, minister at Unity of Tri-Valley, Dublin, California.  
     
  • Original air date: Tuesday, March 05, 2013
    Episode Description:
    Today's is another Rev. Bob and Margie Brach show focusing on the Fourth Dimension. Last fall we did a series of shows on Mr. Fillmore's Fourth Dimension lectures. Today we are embarking on a greater quest to share more of the materials on the Fourth Dimension. I will be reading from the series of 13 lectures Charles gave in the Kansas City area with Cora, his second wife. Today's reading will be Lesson 1 of the series.  My co-host is my wife, Rev. Margie Brach. We hope you will enjoy this series. We plan to do one a month until all lessons are covered. Buckle your seat belt as we rocket forward into the Fourth Dimension!
  • Original air date: Tuesday, February 26, 2013
    Episode Description:
    Our Unity movement was based on healing. Today's talk is a transcript for a healing service on a Wednesday evening on August 6, 1924, where Charles Fillmore breaks from routine and gives an explanation of understanding the truth about healing. My special guest is Rev. Lynn O'Dell, Director of Credentialing at Unity Worldwide Ministries.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, February 19, 2013
    Episode Description:
    Have you ever asked yourself, "What do I value in life?" This is an interesting question to ponder as we move forward into 2013. Mr. Fillmore has some interesting perspectives on what to value in his talk "The Value of Eternal Life" from Sunday, November 23, 1930. Mr. Fillmore uses the story of Jesus and the rich young man as the basis for his talk. My special guest is Rev. Ken Micah Murdock.

  • Original air date: Tuesday, February 12, 2013
    Episode Description:
    Today's talk is an undated lesson given by Mr. Fillmore on the topic of "The Christ Consciousness." As always, his talks are packed full of material much more than the title implies. Things like "Talking is a waste of energy ... if you want greatest sucess, don't talk too much about your plans." That is an interesting bit of guidance.  My special guest is Dinah Chapman, licensed Unity teacher.
  • Episode: Salvation
    Original air date: Tuesday, February 05, 2013
    Episode Description:
    Ready for another long talk of Mr. Fillmore's? Today's talk is longer than usual so there is no special guest ... it is just me and Mr. Fillmore plus all you loyal listeners around the world! This is a talk titled "Appropriation of Divine Life and Salvation" from Sunday, Jan 18, 1925. Listen especially to what Mr. Fillmore says about "salvation"! 
  • Original air date: Tuesday, January 29, 2013
    Episode Description:
    Is immortality a possibiliy? Charles Fillmore puts forth some good arguments that it is available to us in his Easter talk from March 23rd, 1913, titled "The Resurrection." This is an early talk of Mr. Fillmore's and he speaks to the power of our minds and hints at the 12 powers or mental faculties in us. My special guest is Rev. Lenny Baugh, senior minister from Unity of San Jose (California).
  • Original air date: Tuesday, January 22, 2013
    Episode Description:
    Do you want more in your life? Praise it! That's the simple message of Charles Fillmore's Tuesday lesson given  on Feb 12, 1924. My special guest is Rev. Larry Schellink, senior minister at Unity of Davis, Davis, Caifornia.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, January 08, 2013
    Episode Description:
    What better way to start 2013 than by hearing a New Year's talk from our co-founder Charles Fillmore from December 30, 1928. His lesson was titled "The Christian Life Is a Life of Praise." My special guest is Rev. Margie Brach. 
  • Episode: Christ Mass
    Original air date: Tuesday, December 18, 2012
    Episode Description:
    Here is another of Charles Fillmore's Christmas talks. This one is an earlier talk, a 1912-era talk, in which Mr. Fillmore gives a nice explanation of "Christ Mass" and its meaning. My special guest is Rev. Maggie Shannon, senior minister at Unity Spiritual Center, San Francisco, California.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, December 11, 2012
    Episode Description:
    "And there were shepherds in the same district." Yes ... and Charles Fillmore ties in the part of the Christmas story from Luke, Chapter 2, concerning the shepherds, with the message of the Christ at Christmas in his talk "The Real Man Appears" from December 21, 1930. My special guest is Tony Jackson, licensed Unity teacher serving at the Spiritual Life Center, Sacramento, California.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, December 04, 2012
    Episode Description:
    Did you ever say to yourself, I thought so? Well, I have and it makes me aware of the power of our thoughts and what they can do in our life—even without consciously thinking of it. Today's talk is a Wednesday evening lesson that Mr. Fillmore gave titled "Thinking Good Thoughts Is Powerful" from October 24, 1924. My special guest is Rev. Hal Milton.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, November 27, 2012
    Episode Description:
    The Unity Conference and Healing Revival held in July of 1923 at Unity Farm included a series of talks by Charles and Myrtle.  Today's show features a talk by Charles that was Lesson IV of the series and addresses the question "Is Christianity a Science?"  This is a LONG talk so I have no special guest, just me and Charles' words. I'll give some background first and also comment on what I gleaned from this timeless treasure in the final segment. Of the 11 lessons available from the archives, nine have been broadcast already.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, November 20, 2012
    Episode Description:
    Today's talk from Charles Fillmore's is the third is a series that Mr. Fillmore gave to the workers at Unity Farm in 1924. The talk is titled "An Appearance of Man" and was on Wednesday, August 27, 1924. My special guest is Rev. David McArthur, senior minister at Unity of Walnut Creek, Walnut Creek, California.
  • Episode: Way to Freedom
    Original air date: Tuesday, November 13, 2012
    Episode Description:
    Ever wonder what Charles Fillmore's views on alcohol use were? Well, today's talk spells them out. This is a talk Charles did on a "temperance Sunday" back on November 1, 1931, were Mr. Fillmore interwove the topics of freedom and temperance in a talk titled "Way to Freedom." My special guest is Rev. Mary La Calle, senior minister at Unity of Roseville, Roseville, California.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, November 06, 2012
    Episode Description:
    Happy election day! I hope each of you has exercised your right to vote privilege today. Today is also the last of the series of the Fourth Dimension lectures that Charles Fillmore gave in April 1934 at the Eastern Star Temple in Sacramento, California. My wife, Rev. Margie Brach, is my guest co-host. Margie and I got to visit the Eastern Star Temple and actually stand in the hall where Mr. Fillmore spoke to several hundred Sacramento Unity Truth students some 78 years ago. The theme of this last lecture is "The currents of thought in the race mind manipulate the invisible substance, and make for lack or for prosperity, at  the option of the thinkers." Are you ready to exercise your option?
  • Original air date: Tuesday, October 30, 2012
    Episode Description:
    Did you know Charles Fillmore as into bodybuilding? Well, he was ... but not the way you might think, with barbells, dumbells and gym workouts. Charles believed we can develop our bodies by using our minds. 

    Today's talk is a lesson that Charles gave at the Unity Conference and Healing Revival held at Unity Farm (as Unity Village was called then) on Wednesday, July 11, 1923. This is a long lesson so it is only me on the show sharing these wonderful words of Charles and then giving my ideas on the lessons as well as some interesting background info I find.  The lesson is entitled "Temple of the Living God." 
  • Original air date: Tuesday, October 23, 2012
    Episode Description:
    "Ya just got to have faith" are the words in an old-time song. But ... what is "faith"? Charles Fillmore has some ideas in his October 1, 1924, Wednesday-morning lesson given to a group of Unity workers. My special guest is Rev. Dave Lyman, an interfaith minister serving at the Spiritual Life Center in Sacramento, California.
  • Episode: Our 200th Show!
    Original air date: Tuesday, October 16, 2012
    Episode Description:
    Today's show is a special show! It is the 200th show of Unity Classic Radio: Words From Our Past. As a special event, I thought it would be great to have a special, Special Guest. So ... today, Dr. Heinz Greuling from Cologne, Germany, will be my guest. Dr. Greuling is a Science Journalist with a Ph.D. in physics. He has been a longtime listener of the show and has a great interest in the work of Charles Fillmore. Tune in live if you can or download the archived show. The talk of Charles Fillmore that I will be reading is from "Religion and Science." This was a Tuesday morning lesson of Charles' from March 3, 1931.







  • Original air date: Tuesday, October 09, 2012
    Episode Description:
    Is Unity a "sect," a "denomination," or what? Charles Fillmore addresses this question right off the bat in his talk "The Freeing Power of Truth" from back on Sunday, September 26, 1926. Rev. Carla Comiter, senior minister of Unity Spiritual Community in Citrus Heights, California, is my special guest.
     
  • Original air date: Tuesday, October 02, 2012
    Episode Description:
    It is rocketing  to the fourth dimension for today's show. Rev. Margie Brach and I will be co-hosting the third of a series of lectures that our co-founder, Charles Fillmore, did as he toured the Western states in the early 1930s. These series of lectures are from the notes of a talk series he did in April 1934 in the Sacramento, California, area. Join us for a fun show as we "rocket to the fourth dimension."
  • Original air date: Tuesday, September 25, 2012
    Episode Description:
    The old saying is "what a difference a day makes." Well ... what about three years? Today's talk is one of the longer talks for Charles Fillmore, and I do the show without a special guest. I chose a talk with a similar title and same biblical reference of a talk I recently read. The talk is titled "From Self-Will to Understanding" from October 8, 1933. Charles uses the story of Paul on the Damascus Road as his basis of his lesson. Listen and enjoy, and if you like, compare the PDFs from my show of September 11, 2012, where Charles had given a similar message in 1930.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, September 18, 2012
    Episode Description:
    Today's talk is about the twin powers of Will and Understanding that make up our Christ nature. This is an undated lesson that Charles Fillmore gave either at the Unity Ninth and Tracy location in Kansas City, Missouri, or at Unity Farm as Unity Village was first known. My special guest is Rev. Karen Schindler, co-minister of Unity of Auburn (California).
  • Original air date: Tuesday, September 11, 2012
    Episode Description:
    Our Patriot's Day show features two famous Unity luminaries, Charles Fillmore via his transcribed talk, and Rev. Phil Pierson, live and well via telephone to Unity Online Radio. The Charles Fillmore talk we will be sharing and discussng is from December 14, 1932, titled "From Self Will to Obedience." 
  • Original air date: Tuesday, September 04, 2012
    Episode Description:
    Today's show is the second in a series on "The Fourth Dimension" lectures that Charles Fillmore gave in April 1934 at the Eastern Star Temple in Sacramento, California. My guest co-host for this show is Rev. Margie Brach, my wife. Our focus is on Lesson 2 of this four-lesson series that Charles and Cora presented as they traveled about the Western states.
     
  • Original air date: Tuesday, August 28, 2012
    Episode Description:
    Today's show features one of the longer talks given by our co-founder Charles Fillmore, a Sunday lesson from October 26th, 1924, entitled "Spiritual Mastery." Charles uses the story of Jesus calming the storm from the Gospel of Mark as his biblical basis. 
  • Original air date: Tuesday, August 21, 2012
    Episode Description:
    "Being," "Ground of Being," "the Christ," and "Christ Jesus" are terms we may have heard in some of our Unity or other New Thought readings or classes. Today's lesson is a class lesson of Charles Fillmore's from August 20, 1924, (just about 88 years ago to the day) entitled "Science of Being." Charles' Wednesday morning lesson helps add clarity to some of these terms that we refer to in our spiritual consciousness. My special guest is Rev. Ken Daigle, senior minister at Unity of Fremont, Fremont, California.
     
  • Original air date: Tuesday, August 14, 2012
    Episode Description:
    Today's message from Charles Fillmore's is an early talk given on Sunday, October 9, 1913, entitled "Beginning the Eternal Body." He uses the story of the Israelites in the wilderness to metaphysically interpret our movement in consciousness. My special guest is Rev. Patrick McAndrew, co-minister of Unity Church of Oklahoma City (Oklahoma).
  • Original air date: Tuesday, August 07, 2012
    Episode Description:
    "Love, love, love" are lyrics in the famous Beatle's song "All You Need Is Love." Charles Fillmore was ahead of the game back in 1924 with his Wednesday morning lesson on Love being the harmonizing, vitalizing power in our lives. My special guest is Rev. Joy Wyler, senior minister at Unity of Lehigh Valley, Emmaus, Pennsylvania.
  • Episode: Faith: Abraham
    Original air date: Tuesday, July 31, 2012
    Episode Description:
    Today's feature is one of Charles Fillmore's early talks, from March16, 1913. Charles would have been a mere 58 years young. He spoke on the subject of "faith" and used the allegory of the story of Abraham as his scriptual basis. There is no special guest today, so I get to give my thoughts and comments on this "old tyme" Unity treasure. 
  • Original air date: Tuesday, July 24, 2012
    Episode Description:
    Today's material from Charles Fillmore is very interesting. I found it under the topic of "Healing," and it apparently is an article or lesson. There is no date shown, and there is no record of it being published ... It is entitled "What Is It That Heals?" This is an interesting question, and Charles has a good answer. My special guest is Rev. Mark Schindler, co-minister at Unity of Auburn, Auburn, California.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, July 17, 2012
    Episode Description:
    What is the significance of the conversion of Paul on the Damascus road? Well ... according to Charles Fillmore, it was a beginning of Paul's unfolding of his highest self. We also get to "unfold" our highest selves as well. Charles' talk, "The Unfolding of the Higher Self," from August 9, 1931, has some practical ways of doing this spiritual activity. My special guest is Rev. Carolyn Jean Rhodes, a Unity minister in Detroit, Michigan.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, July 10, 2012
    Episode Description:
    Charles Fillmore in California? You bet! After Charles and Cora were married, they took off on a tour of the Western United States for their honeymoon. They revisited the West Coast several times on speaking tours. And today's show is the first of many continued broadcasts of Unity Classic Radio from the West Coast. My wife, Rev. Margie Brach, and I recently relocated to the Sacramento, California, area.   

    Today's program features a lesson from the tour in 1934 in which Charles gave a series of talks on "The Fourth Dimension." This will be a four-part series over the next several months, which Margie and I will co-host on this topic of "The Fourth Dimension," using the four lessons Charles used. 

    This lesson was from Sunday, April 22, 1934, and was given at the Unity Center at 2130 21st Street, Sacramento, California, less than a mile and a half from where we have moved to. Wow, this is really mind-blowing! I so love doing this show and the stuff I get to learn about our co-founder. I trust that these lessons will speak to your heart too.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, July 03, 2012
    Episode Description:
    This is a longer talk by Charles Fillmore, so we will not have a special guest. Like this past week's lesson, this talk is also entitled “Interpreting the Bible." This was a talk Charles gave at the Unity Church on Ninth and Tracy Street, in Kansas City, Missouri, on July 3, 1923. This was a Monday Evening Lesson at the first Unity Conference and Healing Revival! His lesson was on how to view this concept of God from a Unity perspective. I will also share the opening address given by Charles Fillmore to the conference attendees!
  • Original air date: Tuesday, June 26, 2012
    Episode Description:
    This is a talk Charles Fillmore gave at the Unity Church at Ninth and Tracy Street, in Kansas City, Missouri, on January 23, 1928. His lesson was the subject of Fasting and Observance of the Sabbath. He talks about how fasting works, how it is used in some faith traditions, and a Unity way of looking at fasting. Charles also does some Bible exegesis on a Greek word in Mark 3:5.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, June 19, 2012
    Episode Description:
    This is a prerecorded program to cover the time my wife, Rev. Margie Brach, and I will be traveling to our new home in Sacramento, California. This is a longer talk of Charles Fillmore, so there is no special guest. This talk is on the subject of “Interpreting the Bible” that Charles gave at the Unity Church at Ninth and Tracy Street, Kansas City, Missouri, on October 14, 1923.

    He mentions an important concept to keep in mind—that “if one infinite, omnipresent mind expressing itself and all these characters is to put the ideas in that mind, and that these incidents, these situations, refer to the expression or an outer manifestation of that mind.” In other words, the Bible is to be metaphysically interpreted as God expressing as mind expressing in the world. 
  • Original air date: Tuesday, June 12, 2012
    Episode Description:
    Unity is Practical Christianity! Charles Fillmore’s Wednesday evening lesson for October 15, 1924, speaks to Christianity making a strong appeal to common sense. That is something some strains of Christianity have missed. Tune in as I read from the transcribed text of his lesson from that evening. My special guest is Rev. James Gaither. 
  • Original air date: Tuesday, June 05, 2012
    Episode Description:
    We have been told that “Silence is golden.” In Unity, there is even more to this concept of “silence.” Listen to what Charles Fillmore had to say about the practice of “the Silence” from his Tuesday morning lesson on November 11, 1924. My special guest is Rev. Paulette Pipe from the Unity Online Radio program Touching the Stillness.
  • Episode: Mike Korpan
    Original air date: Tuesday, May 29, 2012
    Episode Description:
    We all have pain in our lives. This early talk of Charles Fillmore’s, entitled the “Mystery of Pain,” from Sunday, June 12, 1904, has some practical advice on how to view and handle pain. My special guest is Mike Korpan, licensed Unity teacher and ministerial student at Unity Institute® and Seminary. 
  • Episode: Rev. Jim Lee
    Original air date: Tuesday, May 22, 2012
    Episode Description:
    The Law of Mind Action is the theme of this Wednesday evening lesson of Charles Fillmore’s from January 14, 1925, long before the movie The Secret was even being thought of. My special guest is Rev. Jim Lee from Renaissance Unity in Detroit, Michigan. 
  • Episode: Jerry Reinke
    Original air date: Tuesday, May 15, 2012
    Episode Description:
    Do we sometimes have the secret desire to “conquer the world”? We may deny it, but Charles Fillmore says we have it and that is good. He said it is the inner world of our self that we need to apply this power to in his Wednesday evening lesson of August 8, 1924.  My special guest is Mr. Jerry Reinke, president of the Board of Trustees from Unity of Joplin, Joplin, Missouri. 
  • Original air date: Tuesday, May 08, 2012
    Episode Description:
    Does Unity practice Holy Communion? What are Charles Fillmore’s ideas on the practice of Holy Communion? Today’s show is from a Wednesday evening lesson Charles Fillmore gave on February 20, 1924. He does an interesting comparison with other Christian traditions as well as commenting on the practice itself. My special guest is Rev. Yvonne McAndrew, minister at Unity Spiritual Life Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. 
  • Original air date: Tuesday, April 24, 2012
    Episode Description:
    How important is it to study the past? Charles Fillmore feels it is very important, especially as it relates to the old and the new issues of Christianity in the orthodox church. Charles' talk “The Work of Spiritual Ideas in Sense Consciousness,” given on January 13, 1924, states his ideas on this important topic. My special guest is Rev. Toni Fish from Unity in Frederick (Maryland).
  • Original air date: Tuesday, April 17, 2012
    Episode Description:
    Wouldn’t it be great if we all just got along? Well … Charles Fillmore has some ideas about how to do that in his December 5, 1932, talk entitled “Learning to Unify Mixed Impulses.” My special guest is Rev. Tim Lytle, from Unity of Wichita, in Wichita, Kansas. 
  • Original air date: Tuesday, April 10, 2012
    Episode Description:
    You may think the idea of Mary Magdalene being married to Jesus is a recent idea. But … back in 1916, Charles Fillmore, co-founder of Unity, made that startling statement in a talk entitled “The Restorative Work of the Divine Feminine.” Charles really drives home the point of having women participate in world events, adding their power of intuition. Remember, this was 1916, and the Women's Rights Movement was just gathering steam. My special guest is Rev. Medora Gordon from Unity of Marin, in Marin, California.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, April 03, 2012
    Episode Description:
    Here is the perfect pre-Easter talk about humility. Charles Fillmore does a metaphysical interpretation of the washing of the disciples' feet by Jesus of Nazareth as Jesus gets ready for the Resurrection experience. Charles Fillmore’s talk is entitled “Humility and True Greatness” from Sunday, March 6, 1932. My special guest is Rev. Michael Brooks, from Unity of the White Mountains, Show Low, Arizona.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, March 27, 2012
    Episode Description:
    Do business and spirituality mix? Yes, according to Charles Fillmore in his address to a meeting of the Christian Business Men’s Federation, sometime in the 1920s or 1930s. My special guest is Jim Mullis, a ministerial student at Unity Institute®.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, March 20, 2012
    Episode Description:
    Happy first day of spring 2012! Spring is a time of change, and Charles Fillmore spoke of his desire for change in a talk he gave on Armistice Day (as it was called then) about bringing peace into our world. This is a Wednesday evening talk that Charles gave to a group of Unity students at the Ninth and Tracy Street headquarters of Unity in Kansas City, Missouri, on November 11, 1925. My special guest will be Rev. Marylee Revels from Unity of Stockton, in Stockton, California.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, March 13, 2012
    Episode Description:
    Today’s talk of Charles’ is a Wednesday evening lesson from October 29, 1924, on the subject of “Forgiveness." Charles shares an interesting insight of how he came to choose this topic for this particular lesson. It is kind of a lesson within a lesson. My special guest is Rev. Janie Kelley from Unity of San Angelo, in San Angelo, Texas.
     
  • Original air date: Tuesday, March 06, 2012
    Episode Description:
    Freedom! Ah … Yes! It is wonderful to be free in our thoughts and in our life. Today’s talk is a Fourth of July-related talk that Charles Fillmore did on July 11, 1937. Remember Charles turned over the pulpit at the Ninth and Tracy, Kansas City, Missouri, church to Earnest C. Wilson, but he appears to come back for an encore. Charles uses the Hebrew Bible story of Moses and the Burning Bush as his Bible reference. My special guest is Rev. Margee Grounds from Unity of Havasu, in Havasu, Arizona. 
  • Original air date: Tuesday, February 28, 2012
    Episode Description:
    Do we have prophets today? Is there a prophetic part of our consciousness? Yes there is, says Charles Fillmore in his December 18, 1927, talk titled “Prophetic Vision Active.” My special guest is Rev. Ann Thomas, Unity minister in Washington State.
  • Episode: Transmutation
    Original air date: Tuesday, February 21, 2012
    Episode Description:
    How does one change water into wine like Jesus did at Cana? Charles Fillmore talks about this miracle of Jesus in an undated talk he gave, titled "Transmutation." Rev. Sondra von Gyllenband from Unity of Southeast Texas will be my special guest.



  • Original air date: Tuesday, February 14, 2012
    Episode Description:
    First of all ... Happy Valentine’s Day! ... A day when we think of, and express our love for,  the special ones in our lives. Sometimes we do this at other times of the year and sometimes subconsciously. I wonder what was going on in the mind of Charles Fillmore in September of 1933.  Perhaps it was “love” too. His first two talks in September of 1933 were about the theme of Love. Today I will be sharing his talk from Sunday, September 3, 1933, titled “Love Leads to Power.” It is interesting that Charles and Cora were married on December 31, 1933, just four months later. I wonder ...? My special guest and Valentine sweetheart is my wife, Rev. Margie Brach, director of credentialing at Unity Worldwide Ministries.  
  • Episode: Rev. Pat Bessey
    Original air date: Tuesday, February 07, 2012
    Episode Description:
    I had a cartoon hanging on our refrigerator with a character holding a porpoise and looking exhausted while his friend says, “NO, I said purpose!” How many times have I looked for my purpose? Many. Charles Fillmore’s Tuesday morning lesson from August 4, 1925, titled “Getting Into the Work of Spirit,” has some great ideas next time I face that purpose question. My special guest is Rev. Pat Bessey, minister at Unity of Greater Portland (Maine) and certified life coach through the Academy of Coaching Excellence.
  • Episode: Mary Earls
    Original air date: Tuesday, January 31, 2012
    Episode Description:
    Today’s topic is an early talk of Charles Fillmore’s entitled “The Necessity of Expression,” given on Sunday, November 30, 1913. Charles notes that we become one with what we identify with, both externally and internally. He uses the biblical story of the healing of the blind man and his disciples' questions about the healing. My special guest is Mary Earls, marketing and media manager at Unity. 
  • Original air date: Tuesday, January 24, 2012
    Episode Description:
    Our co-founder, Myrtle Fillmore, passed away on October 6, 1931. Lsten to what Charles says in tribute to his life partner of more than 50 years in this memorial entitled “The Enduring Bond” given on October 18, 1931, as well as the words of E. C. Wilson, spoken at the memorial service on October 9, 1931. Join me and Rev. Eric Page, archivist at Unity Library and Archives, for this tribute to Myrtle.
  • Episode: The Son of Man
    Original air date: Tuesday, January 17, 2012
    Episode Description:
    Ahhh … Christmas is over and soon the year will be moving on. How about an early (1914) Easter talk by Charles Fillmore? The talk is entitled “The Son of Man,” an interesting title the gospel writers place on the lips of Jesus of Nazareth. Listen to how Charles interprets this talk from April 12, 1914. My special guest is Barbara Hadley, a ministerial student at Unity Institute® and Seminary.
     
  • Episode: Good From Evil
    Original air date: Tuesday, January 10, 2012
    Episode Description:
    What happens when there is apparent evil that crops up in our lives? Charles Fillmore believes we can bring good from evil and uses the example from the Book of Acts in the stoning of Stephen, when the apostle Paul stood by and watched the garments of those doing the stoning. My special guest is Bernadette Swanson, licensed Unity teacher and staff member of Unity Worldwide Ministries.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, December 20, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Today we hear Charles Fillmore’s talk on the meaning of Christmas, given to a Wednesday evening class of Unity Truth Seekers on December 19, 1923. My special guest is Rev. Carla McClellan, director of retreats at Unity Village and host of Spiritual Coaching on Unity Online Radio.   
  • Original air date: Tuesday, December 13, 2011
    Episode Description:
    May I see your ID? In today’s talk from March 14, 1926, Charles Fillmore asks us to check into our identity, which is spiritual. Charles uses words from the Gospel of John, attributed to Jesus of Nazareth, where Jesus speaks words of comfort to his disciples and promises them the Comforter to come. The talk is entitled “Spiritual Identity” and the Bible reference is John 14:1-17. My special guest will be Jesse Tanner, ministerial student at Unity Institute® and Seminary.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, December 06, 2011
    Episode Description:
    What is the best mix of being humble and exercising our self-will? Charles Fillmore has some ideas on this in his talk from November 8, 1925, a talk appropriately entitled “Humility and Self-Will.” He uses the story of Paul wanting to go to Jerusalem from the Book of Acts as his resource. My special guest is Rev. Eric McCabe, senior minister of Unity Village Chapel.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, November 29, 2011
    Episode Description:
    When asked about giving a Thanksgiving service in 1923, Charles Fillmore commented, “Every service we have is a thanksgiving service.” Today’s talk will be the third of three Thanksgiving-specific talks I have read on our show during the past three years. This talk was entitled “Giving Thanks” from November 28, 1923. Charles speaks of the importance of continuing to give thanks and of the reason he doesn’t have more hair! My special guest is Jim Behl, president of the Board of Trustees at Unity of the Lakes, in Warsaw, Missouri.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, November 22, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Listen to a Thanksgiving message from 1925 on today’s program. Charles uses the story in the Book of Numbers of Jehovah speaking to the Moses and the 70 elders as the crux of his message for this special holiday message. My special guest is Kelly McActor.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, November 15, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Charles Fillmore’s book, The Twelve Powers of Man,  was published in 1930, having first appeared as a series of articles in Unity magazine the year before.  But Charles was working on the material as early as 1910 as his Sunday message “The Faculties of Mind.” I will be reading from the transcribed text of this preradio-era talk. My special guest will be Camille O’Brien, executive assistant to the dean of Unity Institute® and Seminary. 
  • Original air date: Tuesday, November 08, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Affirmations and Denials was the lesson a group of Truth students heard Charles Fillmore talk about on a Tuesday evening lesson in October of 1926. We get to hear his words again as I share from the transcript of that lesson. My special guest is Rev. Carolyn Jennings. 
  • Original air date: Tuesday, November 01, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Those are the opening words of Charles Fillmore’s talk on Power from April 17, 1910. Charles was of course talking about our mental faculty of Power and how we use it in our words. Listen in to this early talk of material that came to be spelled out in his book, The Twelve Powers. My special guest is Charles Perry, ministerial student at Unity Institute® and Seminary.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, October 25, 2011
    Episode Description:
    “And the word was made flesh.” Those are familiar-sounding words to some of us, but what does in mean in Unity? Charles Fillmore tells us in a Sunday lesson from January 3, 1926. My special guest for this episode is Rev. Victoria Bunch from Unity of Richmond in Richmond, Virginia.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, October 18, 2011
    Episode Description:
    What is the metaphysical connection between a general and a woman judge in Ancient Israel? Charles Fillmore tells us the interesting connection between Deborah and her general Barak along with the metaphysical meaning for us today. My special guest is Rev. Kristen Preud’homme from Unity Worldwide Ministries. 
  • Original air date: Tuesday, October 11, 2011
    Episode Description:
    "Where are the 10 Lost Tribes of Israel?" Right here in America, says Charles Fillmore. This is one of Charles’ interesting statements in his talk “Divine Right Action” from September 7, 1930. My special guest for this episode is Rev. Aliza Bloom.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, September 27, 2011
    Episode Description:
    “Not so!” says Charles Fillmore in his Wednesday evening lesson from June 3, 1925. Our words are very important, and we need to pay attention to how we use them. My special guest for this discussion is Jackie Hawkins, a ministerial student at Unity Institute® and Seminary.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, September 20, 2011
    Episode Description:
    “Judge righteous judgment” is the word from our Way Shower and Master Teacher. Join us and listen to some ideas from our co-founder Charles Fillmore in using our Power of Judgment in following this admonition from Jesus the Christ. Charles gave a Wednesday morning lesson on this very topic on October 22, 1924. My special guest will be Dale Worley, associate minister, musician and spiritual leader of Unity of Savannah, Georgia.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, September 13, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Are we living up to our capacity ? Charles Fillmore’s talk “The Principle of Identity” from June 28, 1936, encourages us to raise our consciousness above the appearance of the world about us. Charles would have been 81 years young as he spoke at the Unity Church at 9th and Tracy in Kansas City, Missouri. My special guest is Rev. Kitty Benson from Naperville, Illinois.
  • Episode: Anointing
    Original air date: Tuesday, September 06, 2011
    Episode Description:
    We have heard the saying “pouring oil on troubled waters,” but is that what anointing with oil means in the Bible? Most likely NOT—at least that is what Charles Fillmore will tell us in his Wednesday lesson of July 18, 1923, on “Anointing.” My special guest will be Rev. Max Lafser.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, August 30, 2011
    Episode Description:
    “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself,” said Franklin D. Roosevelt. Well, our Charles Fillmore has some interesting ideas about fear too. Listen in as I read from his talk “Overcoming Fear” given as a Wednesday lesson that Charles led on September 26, 1923. My special guest will be Rev. Roger Goodwin from Gaithersburg, Maryland.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, August 23, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Charles Fillmore speaks to this topic in his talk “True Ambition,” given on Sunday, May 7, 1928. Debra Hill-Davis, ministerial student at Unity Institute® and Seminary, will be my special guest.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, August 16, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Charles Fillmore has some thoughts on this topic in his talk “Principles Compared With Ceremonies” from his Sunday talk on August 12, 1928. My special guest is Rev. Sonya Milton from Napa, California.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, August 09, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Charles Fillmore addresses this topic in his Tuesday morning lesson to Truth Students back in January of 1925 in his lesson called “Light.” My special guest is Rev. Rob Hunter from Toronto, Canada.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, August 02, 2011
    Episode Description:
    “Here come da Judge, Here come da Judge,” or at least Charles Fillmore’s metaphysical interpretation of the Judge Deborah from Chapter 4 of the Book of Judges in the Hebrew Bible. Charles’ talk is “The Saving Power of Discriminating Judgment” from Sunday, July 27, 1930. My special guest is Rev. Marty Newman, former minister of Unity of Kalamazoo in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, July 26, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Law and Order is the theme of Charles Fillmore’s talk from March 10, 1931. It is probably not anything like the current TV show of the same name, but Charles does speak to that physical connection of our bodies to our thoughts. My special guest is Rev. Brendalyn Batchelor from Unity Santa Fe in New Mexico.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, July 19, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Charles Fillmore points to Divine Mind as the solution in his May 6, 1925, lesson entitled “Divine and Universal Mind.”  My special guest will be Rev. James Parker from the Unity Church of Ann Arbor, Michigan.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, July 12, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Charles Fillmore addresses that very topic in his talk “Guidance by Visions,” from June 7, 1925. My special guest will be a favorite Son of Ireland and senior minister of Unity in the Gold County in Grass Valley, California, Rev. Joseph Sloan.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, July 05, 2011
    Episode Description:
    “Train up a child in the way he should go and he will not depart from it” say the Hebrew Scriptures. Charles Fillmore points to the effect of ignorance in our lives in his talk “The Slavery of Ignorance,” a pre-WOQ Radio era talk from Sunday, July 12, 1913. My special guest is Karen De Long, youth education director at Unity Village Chapel.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, June 28, 2011
    Episode Description:
    How come it seems sometimes prayer works and other times it doesn’t? Charles Fillmore addresses this question in his talk “Victory Through Reliance on Spirit” from Sunday, December 12, 1927. My special guest will be Dr. Rose Cooper from Detroit and member of the Unity School Board.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, June 21, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Charles Fillmore has some thoughts on the question “Do we put limits on receiving God’s love?” from his Sunday talk entitled “Human Limitations of the Realization of Divine Love” from November 15, 1925. My special guest for this discussion is Rev. Dr. Catherine Thomas, director of online classes at Unity Urban Ministerial School in Detroit, Michigan.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, June 07, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Join us as we continue to explore the concept of reincarnation as we listen to Charles Fillmore’s talk, “I AM the Resurrection and the Life,” from October 31, 1923. My special guest will be Leslie Wilson from the Unity Urban Ministerial School in Detroit, Michigan.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, May 31, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Does our spiritual ego keep coming back into other lives? Charles Fillmore has an interesting lesson on reincarnation in this undated lesson I will be reading from. My special guest is Rev. Richard Schumacher from Unity Church Centre in Girard, Ohio.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, May 24, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Well … how about a shovelful of repentance? Charles Fillmore explains the importance of repentance in “The Relation of True Repentance to Growth” from his June 12, 1932, talk. I will have a very special guest with me too.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, May 17, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Where is heaven? Charles Fillmore has some ideas on that in his talk “Heaven Is Within Man” from March 20, 1927. My special guest is Debbie Ball from Unity Worldwide Ministries.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, May 10, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Which of our mental facilities or powers do we seem to give too little attention to? Charles Fillmore says it is the power of Imagination in his lesson given to Unity students sometime between 1929 and 1933. My special guest for this discussion is Rev. Mary Wood from Christ Church of Fort Wayne in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, April 26, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Is listening to the Silence an oxymoron? Not really. Charles Fillmore spoke about the Silence as a spiritual practice many times, like his lesson from a Tuesday morning on November 11, 1924. My special guest will be Rev. Carolyne Mathlin from Unity of Tustin, California. Rev. Carolyne will be co-facilitating a silent retreat in May at Unity Village.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, April 19, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Easter Sunday is coming, so this episode is about Charles Fillmore’s Easter Sunday talk from March 27, 1932, entitled “The Risen Lord.” My special guest is Rev. Jim Yeaw from Unity Spiritual Center in Sun City, Arizona.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, April 12, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Charles Fillmore likens the story of Jericho’s walls to releasing those things we are hanging on to which do not serve us. Listen to his talk from November 7, 1926, and hear what speaks to you. My special guest will be Jennifer Sacks, ministerial student at Unity Institute® and Seminary and a presenter at the upcoming Lyceum 2011 at Unity.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, April 05, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Join us for a talk about a Wednesday evening lesson by Charles Fillmore on December 3, 1924. Charles continues some thoughts on the story of the Good Samaritan, which he had spoken about the Sunday before. My special guest is Rev. Brad Langdon, senior minister at Unity Church of Anderson, Indiana.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, March 29, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Charles Fillmore’s talk, “The Saving Christ Consciousness,” from June 28, 1931, has some interesting ideas on viewing this concept. My special guest for this discussion is Rev. Deborah Frownfelter from Unity Worldwide Ministries.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, March 22, 2011
    Episode Description:
    On this episode we’ll discuss a Sunday talk of Charles Fillmore, "Regenerating the Five Senses." Regeneration has been one of Charles’ frequent topics in his teachings and literature. It is a longer talk than usual, so pull up a chair and settle in.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, March 15, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Some of our listeners have asked for a healing service that Charles Fillmore may have performed. Most of the “healing” services in the Archives parallel file are quite long. However, I found one that will fit in the time frame of this episode. It is from June 25, 1913, a Wednesday evening healing service entitled “The Ten Virgins.” My special guest for this discussion is Rev. Doris Hoskins, senior minister at New Thought Unity Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, March 08, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Charles Fillmore gave some interesting Wednesday class lessons. This episode is one of those lessons from September 3, 1924, where Charles spoke about the teachings of Jesus. His talk was entitled "Awakening to the Truth as Taught by Jesus." My special guest for this episode is Rev. Jane Simmons from Unity Worldwide Ministries.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, March 01, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Did you know that “Silence” is an art? Charles Fillmore tells us just that in his talk “Silence Is an Art” from a class he taught on Wednesday, September 10, 1924. My special guest to discuss Fillmore’s talk is Rev. Margaret Melanie from Unity Spiritual Life Center, Laguna Hills, California.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, February 22, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Charles Fillmore has some thoughts on how to recognize this spiritual activity in his talk “The Distinguishing Trait of the Christ Mind” from March 26, 1933. Join me and special guest Rev. Vicki Elder as we explore this topic.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, February 15, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Charles Fillmore shows his romantic side in a Valentine’s Day talk from February 14, 1932, entitled “The Necessity of Expression.” Join me and special guest Rev. Stephanie Seigh for this “lovely” talk.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, February 08, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Charles Fillmore speaks to this very subject in his talk “The Whole Consciousness Awakened to Truth” from October 22, 1933. My special guest for this discussion is Rev. Bill Worth, a retired Unity minister and former newspaper editor.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, January 25, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Ever notice how our eye seems to be attracted to certain items in store display windows? Well, marketing experts know something about the effect of color on the human psyche. Charles Fillmore speaks to the impact of color on our lives as a metaphysician in a lesson he gave to Unity Truth students on January 3, 1925. We’ll discuss this with special guest Rev. Robin Ferguson from Unity Worldwide Ministries (formerly the Association of Unity Churches International).
  • Episode: What Is Truth?
    Original air date: Tuesday, January 18, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Ever wonder, What is Truth? Welcome to the club. Charles Fillmore sheds some light on this topic in his lesson “What Is Truth?” given on December 17, 1924. My special guest is Rev. Larry Hooks, senior minister of Unity East Church in Detroit, Michigan.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, January 11, 2011
    Episode Description:
    Conflict in the church? You bet … even way back in the first century CE. Charles Fillmore speaks to the method of addressing conflict in his talk “Essentials of Christian Faith” from November 5, 1933. Join me and special guest Debbie Allen, a licensed Unity teacher and Unity Worldwide Ministries employee.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, January 04, 2011
    Episode Description:
    How do we teach truth? Why, to the whole person of course! Listen to Charles Fillmore’s advice in his talk “Teaching Truth to the Entire Man,” from March 15, 1927, with Bob and special guest licensed Unity teacher Sam Bowman.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, December 14, 2010
    Episode Description:
    “Greater is he that conquereth his own soul than he that taketh a city” is a quote Charles Fillmore used to point out the importance of controlling our own thinking in an undated lesson entitled “Control of Thinking.”  Join me and special guest Chaplain LTC Sonja C. Thompson, U.S. Army (Ret.), a Unity minister who served as an active duty chaplain.  
  • Original air date: Tuesday, December 07, 2010
    Episode Description:
    That was the theme of a talk Charles Fillmore gave on April 19, 1925. Charles has some interesting comments about Jesus and John the Baptist being Essenes. Join me and special guest Rev. Albert Wingate, transitional minister at the Unity Village Chapel in Unity Village, Missouri, for this discussion. 
  • Original air date: Tuesday, November 30, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Join us today as we explore Charles Fillmore’s talk from July 28, 1925, entitled “Affirmative Prayer." My special guest today is Ned Kelley from the Telephone Prayer Ministry at Unity Village.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, November 23, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Charles Fillmore offers a pleasant review of lessons on this subject in his talk “Review—The Way” from Sunday December 18, 1932. Join me and special guest Rev. James Trapp, president and CEO of Unity Worldwide Ministries (formerly the Association of Unity Churches International), for this interesting discussion.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, November 16, 2010
    Episode Description:
    The rainbow has some interesting meanings in various cultures. Listen to what Charles Fillmore has to say about rainbows in his talk “The Reality of the Rainbow” from Sunday, February 9, 1913. My special guest today will be Paula Coppel, a ministerial student at Unity Institute and the vice president of communications at Unity.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, November 09, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Charles Fillmore points out that he really has only one sermon topic, “God–First Cause.” Hear what he says about this topic as I read from his message of August 5, 1923, with special guest, Unity minister Rev. Sky St. John.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, November 02, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Charles Fillmore has some interesting ideas about matching these up in his talk “The Inner and the Outer Reconciled” from June 5, 1927. Join me and my special guest Rev. Robert Brumet for this enlightening conversation.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, October 26, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Listen to an Eastertide lesson of Charles Fillmore, “The Living Christ,” from April 17, 1927. My special guest is Rev. Paul Tenaglia from Unity of New York in New York City.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, October 19, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Charles Fillmore does an excellent metaphysical interpretation of God as Spirit and our relationship to Spirit in his talk “A Loving, Providing Father” from January 6, 1929. We will discuss that talk today with special guest Rev. Kathy Kellogg, director of youth education at Unity Worldwide Ministries (formerly the Association of Unity Churches International).
  • Original air date: Tuesday, October 12, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Charles Fillmore has some thoughts on whether praise and prayer are the same or different in his talk “Praise and Prayer” from September 24, 1924. My special guest is Rev. Ginny Roll from the Unity Fellowship Church in Newport News, Virginia.  
  • Original air date: Tuesday, October 05, 2010
    Episode Description:
    You may have asked or been asked that very question. Listen to what Charles Fillmore has to say as an answer in his talk “What Is Truth” from September 19th, 1923. My special Guest is Rev. Michael Moran from the Spiritual Life Center in Sacramento, California.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, September 28, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Charles Fillmore has some ideas on the way out in his talk “Poverty and Riches,” from April 19, 1931. Join me and special guest Rev. Judy Grimes for this discussion.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, September 21, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Want to stir up your enthusiasm? Tune in and listen to Charles Fillmore’s ideas on how to do it in his talk, “Stirring Up Enthusiasm,” from October 4, 1931. Rev. Xiomara Malagon, director of worldwide support at Unity World Wide Ministries (formerly the Association of Unity Churches) will be my special guest.  
  • Original air date: Tuesday, September 14, 2010
    Episode Description:
    On today’s program we’ll explore how Charles Fillmore took a new look at the Lord’s Prayer and the Bible in his talk “Bible Interpretation,” from March 29th, 1914. Rev. Sheila Cook, from the Unity Urban School, Detroit, Michigan, will be my special guest.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, September 07, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Charles Fillmore has some interesting approaches to this topic in his talk “The Historical Jesus and the Living Christ” from December 21, 1933. My special guest for this discussion is Rev. Toni Boehm.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, August 31, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Charles Fillmore has a view on whether we are spiritual beings or material beings in his talk, “The Great Question,” from his Sunday talk on April 9, 1933. Today’s special guest is Rev. E. J. Niles from Unity Institute.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, August 24, 2010
    Episode Description:
    How do we know our relationship with Spirit? Charles Fillmore has some ideas in his talk “Tests for Divine Sonship,” from June 4, 1933. My special guest is Rev. Edna Mosher from Unity of Loudoun County in Leesburg, Virginia.
  • Episode: Thought
    Original air date: Tuesday, August 17, 2010
    Episode Description:
    What do you think? Good question always. Listen to what Charles Fillmore says about our thoughts in a lesson titled “Thought,” from a class taught June 20, 1923. Shelly Hansen, ministerial student at Unity Institute, will be my special guest.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, August 10, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Charles Fillmore does an excellent job of connecting the I AM with Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. His talk is “The I AM Instructing the Consciousness” from January 9, 1927. Wendy Zender is my special guest.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, August 03, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Prayer is one of the mainstays of Unity. Tune in to hear Charles Fillmore’s talk “The Freeing Power of Prayer” from June 21, 1925. My special guest is Rev. Lynne Brown, vice president of Silent Unity®.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, July 27, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Ever wonder just what Jesus taught? Charles Fillmore’s talk from June 29, 1930, does a good job of summarizing the teachings in a talk entitled “Review of Jesus Christ Lessons.”  My special guest is Rev. Carl Osier, vice president of Ministries and Ministry Services at Unity Worldwide Ministries (formerly the Association of Unity Churches International). Rev. Carl was recently awarded the Charles Fillmore Award for his work in Unity.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, July 20, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Today’s topic is Charles Fillmore’s talk “The Foundation of Divine Grace,” from October 5, 1930. My special call-in guest is Rev. Richard Bunch from Richmond, Virginia.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, July 13, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Salvation? Yes, Charles talks about salvation, in “Condemnation Not an Aid to Salvation,” his message on December 5, 1927. My special guest is Rev. Patty Williams, recent graduate of Unity Institute.  
  • Original air date: Tuesday, July 06, 2010
    Episode Description:
    In his welcome remarks to the First Unity Conference and Healing Revival in July 1923, Charles Fillmore spoke to the attendees about the educational purpose and function of Silent Unity. Tune in to hear his talk. My special guest is Rev. Temple Hayes from First Unity in Saint Petersburg, Florida.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, June 29, 2010
    Episode Description:
    How do we use our leisure time correctly? Charles Fillmore’s talk “Recreation and Relaxing,” from December 11, 1932, includes some interesting ideas.
  • Episode: God’s Will
    Original air date: Tuesday, June 22, 2010
    Episode Description:
    What is God’s will? Charles Fillmore’s talk “God’s Will” from August 17, 1930, has an insight from the Book of First Samuel in the Hebrew Bible. My Guest will be Rev. Dennis Breed.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, June 15, 2010
    Episode Description:
    What is the function of church? Charles Fillmore addresses the question in his pre-WOQ Radio talk given on Sunday, July 6, 1919, entitled "Spiritual Church." My special guest is Susan Beck, founder and president of Global Activation Unlimited, LLC. Susan was formerly the chief operating officer of the Association of Unity Churches International (now called Unity Worldwide Ministries).
  • Original air date: Tuesday, June 08, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Rev. Bob Brach broadcasts live from the Unity People’s Convention in San Diego, with a special talk of Charles Fillmore’s and a very special guest as well.  
  • Original air date: Tuesday, June 01, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Tune in for another talk from Charles Fillmore from the WOQ radio era. Today's special guest is Sheri St. Clair, telephone prayer ministry associate at Silent Unity.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, May 25, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Tune in for Charles Fillmore's message on relationships. Today's guest is Eric Page, ministerial student and archivist at Unity.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, May 11, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Tune in for Charles Fillmore's talk "Samuel's Admonition to Israel," from July 27, 1927. Today's special guest is Rev. Denese Schellink from Unity Church of Davis in Davis, California.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, May 04, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Tune in for Charles Fillmore's talk "Human Love and Divine Love," from July 24, 1930. Today's special guest is Jennifer Sacks, ministerial student at Unity Institute®.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, April 27, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Tune in for Charles Fillmore's talk "The Love of the Natural Soul," from December 5, 1926. Today's special guest is Rev. Tom Thorpe, Unity Institute Spiritual Education and Enrichment faculty.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, April 20, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Tune in for Charles Fillmore's talk "First Perception of Divine Law," from October 5, 1931. Today's special guest is Rev. Ron Fritz, Unity Church of Quincy in Quincy, Illinois.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, April 13, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Tune in for Charles Fillmore's talk "First Recognition of Subconcious Faculties," from January 10, 1932. Today's special guest is Ogun Holder, Unity Institute ministerial student.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, April 06, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Tune in for Charles Fillmore's talk "Spiritual Authority Over Error," from January 8, 1928. Today's special guest is Janice Wuferel, Unity Institute ministerial student.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, March 30, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Charles Fillmore uses the parable of the Prodigal Son when speaking about the two states of consciousness within us. "Two Undisciplined States of Consciousness" is from April 12, 1931. Today's special guest is Toni Lapp, editor of Unity Magazine.
  • Episode: Change
    Original air date: Tuesday, March 23, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Here is everyone's favorite topic (or not!): Charles speaks on "change" in his June 4, 1911, talk of the same name. This is a pre-WOQ classic. My special guest today is Rev. Linda Machesic.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, March 16, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Today's talk from Charles Fillmore is a pre-WQO classic, "Increasing the Life Stream" from July 27, 1913. Today's special guest is licensed Unity teacher Wes Hopper.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, March 09, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Charles Fillmore speaks on social action in this talk from February 20, 1927. Today's guest is Rev. Kelly Isola.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, March 02, 2010
    Episode Description:
    "Cause and Effect" is the talk today, from September 4, 1932, when Charles Fillmore gave a temperance lesson on the use of alcohol and shares his ideas on vegetarianism too. Today's special guest is Darla Henry, student of the master's program at Unity Institute®.
  • Episode: Baptism
    Original air date: Tuesday, February 23, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Does Unity theology speak to baptism? Tune in and hear what Charles Fillmore has to say in his talk on baptism from October 15, 1922. A special guest will join in.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, February 16, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Salvation? In Unity theology? Well, Charles Fillmore has some ideas on that in his March 26, 1926, talk “Saving Messages of the Christ.” Ray Nelson, ministerial student at Unity Institute®, will be my guest.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, February 09, 2010
    Episode Description:
    What is the concept of "God?" Charles Fillmore has an idea in his talk titled “The True Concept of Deity,” from November 19, 1933. My special guest will be Rev. Tom Lee.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, February 02, 2010
    Episode Description:
    This is a follow-up to Charles' talk on the Commandments from October 1913. Today's program includes a special Unity guest as well.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, January 19, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Did you know that the book of Ezekiel in the Hebrew Bible has parallels in the church today, or at least in the days of 1924? Listen to Charles give a metaphysical comparison in his talk “Peace and Security Through Righteousness” from June 9, 1924. Rachel Simpson, ministerial student, will be my special guest.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, January 12, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Want to know what is going on the in the mind and body of all of us? Charles has some idea on what it is from a metaphysical interpretation of “Cain and Abel,” a talk he gave on April 25, 1926. Linda Zupan, ministerial student, will be my special guest.
  • Episode: It's a New Year
    Original air date: Tuesday, January 05, 2010
    Episode Description:
    Things were changing in 1926, much like they are today, back when Charles Fillmore gave his Sunday talk “Behold I Make All Things New.” Tune in and hear Charles’ New Year's talk from January 2, 1926. Eric Page, ministerial student and archivist at Unity Library and Archives, will be sharing what is new in the Library and Archives.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, December 15, 2009
    Episode Description:
    Merry Christmas! Would you like to hear an early message on Christmas from our co-founder Charles Fillmore? Today I have a pre-WOQ era talk from December 24, 1911. My special guest will be Rev. Claudell County.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, December 08, 2009
    Episode Description:
    Ever wonder about the relationship between Mind and Law? Charles Fillmore spoke to that very thing in his talk “Conscious Mind and Spiritual Law” from September 1933. My special guest will be Elizabeth Mora, ministerial student at Unity Institute®.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, December 01, 2009
    Episode Description:
    What do we do with True Riches? Charles Fillmore’s talk, “The Nature and Use of True Riches,” from March 1933, can give us some ideas. Rev. Joann Landreth from the Association will be my special guest.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, November 24, 2009
    Episode Description:
    Today’s program is a Thanksgiving message from Charles given back in 1933. Charles speaks of our unity as being our one foundation in a talk titled “Our One Foundation,” from November 26, 1933. My special guest will be Rev. Carole Lunde.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, November 10, 2009
    Episode Description:
    Today we will look at the concept of the interconnection of body and mind. On May 22, 1932, Charles gave a Sunday talk entitled “Mind and Body Reunited,” based on his interpretation of the Jacob and Esau story. My special guest will be Rev. Lori Woodley.
  • Episode: Mind Action
    Original air date: Tuesday, November 03, 2009
    Episode Description:
    Ever wonder what Charles Fillmore said in the classroom about the Law of Mind Action? Well, today’s talk is the transcript of a lesson Charles did on May 30, 1923. A lesson appropriately titled “Mind Action.” Stan McNeese, ministerial student, will be my special guest.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, October 27, 2009
    Episode Description:
    Ever get that nudge from Spirit that seems to be calling you to be somewhere or to do something? Charles Fillmore speaks of several examples of this in his talk “Weakness Changed to Power,” from August 2, 1931. My special guest will be Rev. Doug Werth from the Unity Church in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, October 20, 2009
    Episode Description:
    “If you’re going to dance the jig, you’ve got to pay the piper.” Is that true in all things? Listen to what Charles Fillmore says in his talk about life in “Paying the Price” from April 1, 1928. My special guest will be Linda Vincent, ministerial student at Unity Institute®.
  • Episode: Redeemed Man
    Original air date: Tuesday, October 13, 2009
    Episode Description:
    Ever wonder what those strange symbols in the Book of Revelation mean? Charles Fillmore spoke about them in his talk “Redeemed Man” from March 29, 1925. My special guest will be Rev. Sandra Hymel.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, October 06, 2009
    Episode Description:
    What part does faith play in our lives? Charles Fillmore has some interesting ideas in his talk “The Activity of Faith in Man’s Unfoldment.” Charles gave this talk on October 7, 1923. My special guest will be Eric Page, archivist at Unity Library and Archives.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, September 29, 2009
    Episode Description:
    Deja vu? Nope, this is the second talk of this title we are hearing, given on February 10, 1924. (The other talk of the same title, presented previously on Unity Classic Radio, was given September 18, 1931.)
  • Original air date: Tuesday, September 22, 2009
    Episode Description:
    This week and next week we’ll be looking at two talks Charles Fillmore did about eight years apart: one on September 18, 1932 (today’s talk) and one on February 10, 1924 (next week’s talk).
  • Original air date: Tuesday, September 15, 2009
    Episode Description:
    How does Unity view the Bible? Charles Fillmore points to an allegorical view in his talk "The Divine Law Exalted" from September 25, 1932. My special guest is Rev. Dr. Thomas Shepherd, instructor at Unity Institute.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, September 08, 2009
    Episode Description:
    Should be review our lessons? Charles Fillmore thinks so. His talk from September 24, 1933, reviews some of his previous lessons in a presentation titled “The Content of True Ideas Analyzed.”  My special guest will be Rev. E.J. Niles, instructor at Unity Institute®.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, September 01, 2009
    Episode Description:
    How much do we do for attaining the kingdom of God? Listen to what Charles Fillmore has to say in his talk “Our All for the Kingdom,” from April 29, 1928. My special guest will be Diana Kennedy, ministerial student at Unity Institute®.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, August 25, 2009
    Episode Description:
    Can the Old Testament prophets still speak to us today? Of course they can! Listen to Charles Fillmore’s comments on the Hebrew prophet Amos in Charles' talk “Prophetic Vision Established,” from August 31, 1930. My special guest will be Rachael Simpson, ministerial student and Association staff member working with our NGU and YOU programs.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, August 18, 2009
    Episode Description:
    What were Charles Fillmore’s ideas about the apostle Paul? Listen to his comments in his talk, "True Understanding and Worship," from July 1, 1928. My special guest will be Gail Dobert, ministerial student and director of Silent Unity Telephone Prayer Ministry.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, August 11, 2009
    Episode Description:
    How do we achieve harmony with those around us who also believe in the Christ? Listen to what Charles Fillmore said in his talk, "True Unity in Christ," from September 16, 1928. My special guest will be Eric Page, ministerial student and archivist at Unity Library and Archives.
  • Episode: Animal Forces
    Original air date: Tuesday, August 04, 2009
    Episode Description:
    Want to learn more about controlling your "animal forces?" Well tune in for Charles Fillmore’s talk, "Mastery of the Animal Forces," from May 11, 1930. Charles spoke about controlling our animal forces in 1925, but this one is on mastery. My special guest will be Jennifer Sacks, ministerial student.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, July 28, 2009
    Episode Description:
    How do we know when there is true repentance and forgiveness in us? Tune in for Charles Fillmore’s talk "True Repentance and Forgiveness," which was given on June 20, 1926. Charles uses the story of Joseph and his brothers from the Book of Genesis. My special guest will be Rev. Victoria Healing from Unity Church of the Desert in Yuma, Arizona.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, July 21, 2009
    Episode Description:
    Getting back to principles! That is the basis of Charles’ talk from Sunday, June 26, 1932, entitled "First Principles." My special guest will be Rev. Shirley Bowman, recent graduate of Unity Institute®.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, July 14, 2009
    Episode Description:
    In addition to preaching on healing on Sunday services, Charles Fillmore also taught lessons in healing at the Unity School. Tune in for his lesson from December 5, 1923. My special guest will be Tom Presnell, Silent Unity supervisor.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, July 07, 2009
    Episode Description:
    Is time repeating itself? No, not really, but Charles Fillmore did repeat a talk theme. Listen and compare his talk "Righteous Desire" from Dec 3, 1933, with his talk of the same title in November 1931. I have included both transcripts. Rev. Edith Ann Washington will be my special guest.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, June 30, 2009
    Episode Description:
    Just how do we use our life? Charles Fillmore addressed this very subject in his talk "The Stewardship of Life," given on November 27, 1932. Today’s special guest is ministerial student Mona Krane.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, June 23, 2009
    Episode Description:
    Ahhh, desire. Is there such a thing as "righteous desire?" Charles Fillmore addresses this topic in a metaphysical look at Acts, chapter 19, in his November 8, 1931, talk, "Righteous Desire." Rev. Carrie Kenyon will be my special guest.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, June 16, 2009
    Episode Description:
    What part should scientists and engineers play in the world? Tune in and hear what Charles Fillmore has to say in his February 12, 1933, talk "Christianity and Technocracy." Special guest Rev. Bill Heller.
  • Episode: Self-Mastery
    Original air date: Tuesday, June 02, 2009
    Episode Description:
    Just where does the cross come into play in Unity theology? Tune in and hear Charles’s talk from June 15, 1930, where Charles gives a metaphysical explanation of the crucifixion based on the Gospel of Matthew account. His talk is titled "The Last Step in Self-Mastery." Rev. Paul Hasselbeck will be my special guest. It may be an interesting metaphysical romp on Unity Classic Radio!
  • Original air date: Tuesday, May 26, 2009
    Episode Description:
    What would Charles Fillmore have said on a Memorial Day theme? Tune in and hear Charles talk, "Visions of Universal Redemption and Peace," albeit a talk he gave it on October 28, 1923, but with a Memorial Day flavor of peace and remembrance. Charles uses text from four Hebrew Bible prophets, Isaiah, Jonah, Micah and Zephaniah, as his scriptural basis. Eric Page will be my special guest.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, May 19, 2009
    Episode Description:
    Where is your treasure? Charles Fillmore says it is where your heart is. Tune in and listen to Charles Fillmore’s talk "Where Your Treasure Is, There Your Heart Is." This talk is an extract of a talk Charles gave on Sunday, July 13, 1924. I chose a talk from this special time period in honor of my two special guests, Colleen Zuck, former editor of Daily Word and Laura Harvey, managing editor of Daily Word. Our Daily Word’s first edition was in July of 1924.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, May 12, 2009
    Episode Description:
    Tradition has it that the Buddha, when asked what happened to him, replied, "I am awake!" Several centuries later, Charles Fillmore also spoke to a congregation of Unity students on what it means to be "awake." Tune in and listen as I read from the transcribed text of Charles Fillmore’s talk, "The Awakened Life," given on April 5, 1931. My special guest will be Rev. Ruth Wallace of the Silent Unity staff here at Unity Village.
  • Episode: You Animal!
    Original air date: Tuesday, April 21, 2009
    Episode Description:
    Ever been called an animal? Well, don’t feel bad. Someone may have just seen something other than your divine nature showing through. And there is a way of controlling that animal nature of ours. Tune in to Charles Fillmore’s talk, “Controlling the Animal Forces,” which he gave on January 3, 1925. Charles uses the Palm Sunday story from the Gospel of Luke as his basis for his talk. My special guest will be Sheryl Meyer, third-year ministerial student at Unity Institute.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, April 14, 2009
    Episode Description:
    How do we get Truth into our consciousness and into the consciousness of others? We do it like Jesus did—one individual at a time and starting with us. Tune in and hear more as Charles Fillmore describes this process in his talk, “The Establishment of Truth in the Whole Consciousness,” given on July 5, 1925. My special guest will be Joslyn Mason, third-year ministerial student.
  • Episode: Healing Power
    Original air date: Tuesday, April 07, 2009
    Episode Description:
    What was Charles Fillmore’s view on healing in Unity compared to other denominations? Tune in and listen to Charles’ talk, “The Healing Power of the Highest,” given on February 1, 1931. My special guest will be Myra McNaughton, ministerial student at Unity Institute.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, March 31, 2009
    Episode Description:
    Ever wonder if a preacher gives the same talk with the same title again and again? Well, here is another talk entitled “Realization of Omnipresence,” which was given on May 15, 1932. If you listened to Unity Classic Radio on February 17, 2009, you heard a talk of the same title and similar Bible verses (Genesis 22:10-22) from May 30, 1926. Tune in to hear the difference a few years makes. I’ll put both transcripts on the Web page, if you’d like to compare. My special guest will be Eric Page, archivist at Unity Library and Archives.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, March 17, 2009
    Episode Description:
    Happy St Patrick’s Day to you all! Well, dear ones, we look again at the subject of the Bible. What view shall we take toward the Bible? Tune in and listen to the words I read from Charles Fillmore’s talk, “The Holy Scriptures—Their Import to Man,” given back on February 3, 1929. Mark Fuss, ministerial student, will be my special guest.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, March 10, 2009
    Episode Description:
    What can we do in these tough financial times? Well, perhaps some thoughts Charles Fillmore gave the 9th and Tracy Street congregation can be of help today. Tune in to Charles Fillmore’s talk, “Increasing Substance,” given on January 31, 1932. My special guest will be Charlotte Shelton, president and CEO of Unity.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, March 03, 2009
    Episode Description:
    How do we know what we know…and what do we do with it? Charles Fillmore’s talk “Knowing and Demonstrating Truth” given on Jan 16, 1927, gives us a clue. Today’s special guest is Shirley Kennedy, who heads up the Licensed Unity Teacher Program at the Association of Unity Churches International.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, February 24, 2009
    Episode Description:
    How do we tap into Divine Insight? Tune in to hear Charles Fillmore’s talk given on October 19, 1930, entitled “Divine Insight,” which uses a metaphysical interpretation of the story of Jesus being presented to Simeon and Anna as told in the story in the Gospel of Luke, Chapter two, Verses 25 to 29. My special guest will be Eric Page, archivist at Unity Library and Archives.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, February 17, 2009
    Episode Description:
    How do we describe God? One attribute is being Omnipresence. Tune in and listen to how Charles Fillmore speaks about this attribute of God in his talk entitled “Realization of Omnipresence,” originally given on May 30, 1926. My special guest will be Eric Page, Archivist at Unity Library and Archives.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, February 10, 2009
    Episode Description:
    Happy Valentine's Day! Tune in to Charles Fillmore's talk "Making Love Practical," given on Feb 13, 1927, for some interesting ideas on practicing love in our life. Today’s special guest is Margaret Flick, ministerial student.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, February 03, 2009
    Episode Description:
    What would Charles Fillmore say about "Swallowing the Big Frog,” that is, doing the practice of TITHING? Well, tune in and listen to Charles talk given on September 17, 1922, entitled "Malachi the Prophet." My special guest will be Cynthia Leveque, ministerial student at Unity Institute.
  • Episode: Mental Training
    Original air date: Tuesday, January 27, 2009
    Episode Description:
    Join host Bob Brach for Charles Fillmore’s talk "First Steps in Mental Training,” first broadcast on Jan 18, 1931.
  • Episode: True Prayer
    Original air date: Tuesday, January 20, 2009
    Episode Description:
    Tune in for Charles’ talk "True Prayer," first broadcast on February 18, 1929.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, January 13, 2009
    Episode Description:
    Tune in for Charles’ talk "The Full Measure of Faith," first broadcast on Sept 14, 1930. Today’s special guest is Tom Taylor, former manager of public relations at Unity.
  • Episode: Two Baptisms
    Original air date: Tuesday, January 06, 2009
    Episode Description:
    Start the new year with a New Year's message. Tune in and listen to the message that Charles Fillmore gave on January 1, 1928, a talk entitled "Two Baptisms." The special guest for the show is Rev. Margie Brach, director of credentialing at the Association of Unity Churches International.
  • Episode: Merry Christmas
    Original air date: Tuesday, December 16, 2008
    Episode Description:
    What kind of Christmas message would our co-founder Charles Fillmore have given? Tune in and hear his messages given on Sunday, December 26, 1926. His talk is entitled "How Christ Is Born in the Soul."
  • Original air date: Tuesday, December 09, 2008
    Episode Description:
    How practical is your religion? If you want some ways to make it practical, tune into Charles’ talk, "Make Your Religion Practical," given on August 2, 1925.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, December 02, 2008
    Episode Description:
    How do we increase our abundance? We turn to the Christ Consciousness of increase within us! Listen to Charles Fillmore's talk on the subject of abundance in a talk entitled "The Christ Consciousness of Increase" given on July 29, 1923.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, November 25, 2008
    Episode Description:
    Don't forget God in the good times and remember, God loves a cheerful giver. That's Charles' Thanksgiving talk given on November 20, 1932, entitled "What have you?" Tune in to hear Charles’ words of thanksgiving.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, November 18, 2008
    Episode Description:
    Listen to Charles Fillmore's talk of October 16, 1932, and hear Charles’ view of the importance of the Bible in learning about those "inside things."
  • Original air date: Tuesday, November 11, 2008
    Episode Description:
    Today is Veteran's Day, a celebration day formerly called Armistice Day, celebrating the end of World War I. On the Sunday before Armistice Day in 1932, Charles Fillmore spoke of peace and its importance.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, November 04, 2008
    Episode Description:
    Today is election day all across the country. Citizens will be making choices on candidates based on their best assessment of their fitness and character. Tune in and hear the words of Charles Fillmore's talk "The Substance of Character" given on February 22, 1931.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, October 28, 2008
    Episode Description:
    Charles did. Tune in to hear Charles talk entitled "Faith's Victory Over Sensuality," originally spoken on May 9, 1926.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, October 21, 2008
    Episode Description:
    Tune in and listen to Charles Fillmore's talk on "Evolution." The talk is undated, but from the context, it was sometime in 1925. Special guest will be Rev. Phil Pierson.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, October 14, 2008
    Episode Description:
    Tune in and hear Charles Fillmore's ideas in his July 26, 1936, talk entitled "Helps in Concentration.”
  • Original air date: Tuesday, October 07, 2008
    Episode Description:
    Tune in and listen to Charles’ talk entitled "The Aggressive Christian," given on October 18, 1931. Charles had also given a talk by the same title on September 2, 1928. We have included the .pdf file of both talks for your comparison.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, September 30, 2008
    Episode Description:
    Tune in and listen to Charles' talk, "The Real Man in the Regeneration," given on March 29th, 1931. Scheduled special guest is Rev. Dorothy Pierson.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, September 23, 2008
    Episode Description:
    Listen to Charles' talk given on May 13, 1928, entitled "Spiritual Dominion Establishes Peace," where he uses the story of Jesus entering Jerusalem as a metaphysical basis for the message and points out that peace comes through "spiritual dominion."
  • Original air date: Tuesday, September 16, 2008
    Episode Description:
    Tune in to hear Charles Fillmore's talk on "Prosperity," which was given on October 18, 1931. The country was in the midst of the Great Depression, Myrtle had passed away 12 days earlier, and Unity was in the process of attempting to buy property for Unity Temple on the Plaza. Special guest this week is Rev. Chris Chenoweth.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, September 09, 2008
    Episode Description:
    The New Deal, of course. Listen as Charles Fillmore comments on FDR's inauguration as our 32nd president in Charles’ talk, "An Awakening," given on March 5, 1933.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, September 02, 2008
    Episode Description:
    Not on Charles and Myrtle Fillmore's table. They became vegetarians early on in their spiritual walk. Tune and hear Charles' view on eating meat in his talk, "Dominion Over Appetite," given on May 3, 1925
  • Original air date: Tuesday, August 26, 2008
    Episode Description:
    Return to November 12, 1922, when Charles Fillmore began broadcasting from 9th and Tracy Street in Kansas City, Missouri. Join us as we share and discuss Charles' talk on that date, “The I AM Instructing the Intellectual Consciousness.”
  • Original air date: Tuesday, August 19, 2008
    Episode Description:
    In October 1924, Unity added more radio shows to the WOQ lineup. Listen to the words taken from Unity co-founder Charles Fillmore’s typed script of his early radio talk originally heard on the Unity-owned WOQ radio station.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, August 12, 2008
    Episode Description:
    In September 1924, Unity purchased the Western Radio Broadcasting equipment and moved it to the 917 Tracy location (Kansas City, Missouri). Listen to the words taken from Unity co-founder Charles Fillmore’s typed script of his early radio talk on the Unity WOQ radio station.
  • Original air date: Tuesday, August 05, 2008
    Episode Description:
    Charles Fillmore’s first talk to be broadcast live from the rostrum of the Unity Church at 9th and Tracy Street, Kansas City, Missouri, occurred on November 5, 1922. Listen to the words taken from Charles’ typed script as our co-founder’s pioneering radio talk is heard again.


Host Bio

Rev. Bob Brach
Rev. Bob Brach is a Unity minister (2009) and is one of the first students to receive a master of divinity from Unity Institute® and Seminary. Rev. Bob became involved in Unity in 1997 when he began attending Unity Church of Modesto, California, with his fiancée, Rev. Margie Brach (MEP Class of 2006). Bob's past includes work as a high school teacher and coach, career service in the U. S. Coast Guard as a commissioned officer and self-employment as a licensed private investigator.

Bob's investigative background and quest for knowledge drew him to volunteer in the Unity Library Archives where he became aware of the wealth of unpublished information on shelves and in storage. His desire is to get to this information out into wider use.