Category: Applied Unificationism

Harnessing the Potential of Divine Principle

Blog of Unification Theological Seminary By David Burton An important thread to my spiritual life and time in the Unification Church has been the idea that science and spirituality should come together and work in concert — that there should be one unified worldview, not a worldview splintered and fractured into different parts....

What is Love? Here’s what to Know

Blog of Unification Theological Seminary By Tom Froehlich Human love is passionate by default, as in “being in love.” Poets and novelists intuit love as a most delightful phenomenon of highly personal and deeply intimate relationships. Love begets new belongings and makes life worth living. Thus, human love is rather virtuous. Unification leaders...

Science, Unification Thought and a Post-Materialist Era

Blog of Unification Theological Seminary By Alison Wakelin Science, even physics, has in recent years moved much closer to Unification Thought, which certainly places life, especially human life, as the center of the universe. The over-specialization of the past meant that an astronomer well-versed in planetary astronomy may know almost nothing about the...

A New Way of Thinking About “Church”

Blog of Unification Theological Seminary By Lorman Lykes “All things reach perfection after passing through the growing period (the realm of indirect dominion) by virtue of the autonomy and governance given by God’s Principle. Human beings, however, are created in such a way that their growth requires the fulfillment of their own portion...

Unification Thought Principles of Education in the Coronavirus Era

Blog of Unification Theological Seminary By John Redmond Across America, governors, administrators, teachers and parents are sending their children back to school. A big problem is that the science around preventing the spread of coronavirus is almost completely opposed to the way schools have been designed and run for the last 150 years....

Heavenly Parent and the God of Dual Characteristics

Blog of Unification Theological Seminary By Tyler Hendricks Soon after the ascension of her husband, Rev. Sun Myung Moon (for Unificationists, Father Moon), Mrs. Hak Ja Han (Mother Moon) said that God is Hanul Bumo, Korean for Heavenly Parent(s). She thus upended 2,000 years of Christian understanding as well as the normative understanding...

The Impossibility of God’s Ideal Without Angels

Blog of Unification Theological Seminary By Kathleen Burton Why does Divine Principle place little emphasis on the topic of angels, yet our lives, in restoration history in what is now Heavenly Parent’s Holy Community, are based on the failure of a human/angelic relationship? Furthermore, the Principle of Creation gives no guidelines for ideal...