Entries by Beacon

Oct-7-2018: Spiritual Maturity

Rev. Debra Thorne The beliefs we held as children often change as we grow and gain life experience—or they will if we remain engaged. Spiritual growth means we are intentionally testing and refining what we know of life, meaning and reality. When did you last check if your beliefs were current?

Sep-30-2018: How, Then, Shall We Live?

In his book, How, Then, Shall We Live?, Wayne Muller asks fundamental questions that allow us to “glimpse that relentless spark of spiritual magic that burns within each of us, a spark that can light our way as we venture forth.” These questions cause us to dig deep into our Unitarian principles, ponder how we […]

Sep-23-2018: Vision that Inspires

Rev. Debra Thorne These are difficult days on the earth. We are faced with burning forests, rising oceans and air we cannot breathe. The system humans have created to manage ourselves has pulled the rug out from our traditions of truth and trust, honour and integrity. How can we envision our world today in a […]

Sep-16-2018: Vision that Transforms

Rev. Debra Thorne When have you been so inspired by someone’s words that your life was transformed? Today or 550 years ago, when Francis David inspired the first Unitarian kingdom based on respect and acceptance of all religious faiths, an individual’s words and actions have the power to transform lives. We are both the transformed […]

June-3-2018: When Questions are the Answer

Rev. Debra Thorne Have you got a question that you’d like Rev. Debra to answer? That was the invitation to the community. The questions flowed in—from the theological and eschatological to the environmental and historical. Rev. Debra will attempt to answer them all.

May-27-2018: Labyrinth Walks: A Contemplative Practice for Wholeness

Rev. Debra Thorne and Special Guest: Diana Ng Walking the labyrinth has been a spiritual practice since the 11th century and rediscovered in the last fifty years as part of the reclaiming of contemplative practices both in and outside Catholic and Protestant communities. Diana Ng, member of South Fraser Unitarians, built her first 42 foot […]