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Let's Talk About It

Rev. Dr. Thomas Shepherd
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Let’s Talk about It with the Rev. Dr. Thomas Shepherd rediscovers Unity co-founder Charles Fillmore’s zeal for new ideas—especially Mr. Fillmore’s insistence that Unity students think for themselves and prove Unity principles in everyday living. Dr. Tom and his wide variety of guests dive into the deep waters of postmodern ethics, current events, political and social issues, the new sciences and new theological insights, mysticism, world religions and a fresh look at biblical studies—no subject is off limits.

Dr. Tom will dialogue with people from a wide range of religious traditions, including New Thought leaders, Unity ministers and students. But don’t be surprised to hear from priests, ministers, rabbis, Buddhist monks or the occasional Wiccan priestess. Let’s Talk About It is your window to a new world of possibilities in contemporary theology, religious insight and social action through ecumenical and interfaith dialogue. And if you know Dr. Tom, you know there will be some delicious controversies and edgy new ideas.

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

Episodes

Thursday, December 17, 2015The Ongoing Cultural Conflict About Abortion Dr. Shepherd’s special guest is Alison Dreith, interim director at NARAL Pro-Choice Missouri. NARAL’s mission is to guarantee women the right to make personal decisions regarding reproductive choices…
Thursday, November 12, 2015Inside Look at Juvenile Justice Dr. Tom’s special guest is a seasoned veteran in the field of juvenile justice. Officer Blu Nicholson has 25 years' experience in the field of juvenile justice in both corrections and law enforcement…
Thursday, November 5, 2015Inside Look at Hospital Chaplaincy A middle-aged man is admitted to the hospital, suddenly plucked from familiar surroundings and given a bunk in a public building, like a stranger in a strange land. People stick him with needles,…
Thursday, October 29, 2015Pacifism Versus the "Just War" Theory Dr. Tom’s guest this week is John Lindsay-Poland, peace activist who has written about, researched, and organized action for human rights and the demilitarization of U.S. policy, especially in Latin…
Thursday, October 22, 2015Ethics of Health Care in the USA Health care generates ongoing controversy in the United States, but what are the issues for biomedical ethics when insurance companies dictate what treatment may or may not be administered by…
Thursday, October 15, 2015Ministry to the Homeless and Imprisoned Dr. Tom’s special guest this week is Episcopal Priest Denise Vaughn. She graduated from the University of South Florida in 1976 with a bachelor's in political science and minor in business. She…
Thursday, May 21, 2015Good Education Dr. Tom’s special guests this week are Gregory Stahr, soon-to-be middler year student at Unity Institute® and Seminary, and his son Christopher Stahr, who is graduating from high school/homeschooling…
Thursday, April 30, 2015A Look at the Vietnam War—40 Years Later It’s hard to believe the Vietnam War came to an unsatisfying conclusion 40 years ago this week. Dr. Tom and both his special guests have personal experience with the era. Unity Institute® and…
Thursday, April 23, 2015Earth Day and the Environment Dr. Tom’s guests will be three Unity Institute® and Seminary students preparing for Unity ministry—Michael Perrie, Elise Cowan, and John Beerman. They will share stories about how their ecological…
Thursday, April 16, 2015UI Student Richard Belous Dr. Tom’s guest this week is Richard Belous, a student in the second year of the three-year Master of Divinity residency program at Unity Institute® and Seminary. Prior to enrolling in the Institute…