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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...

Engage Theologically with Christian Ministers?

Blog of Unification Theological Seminary By Robert Duffy In taking online courses offered by Unification Theological Seminary in the past nine months, my amazement at the theological power of the Divine Principle has been renewed. In the early 1970s, I was a DP lecturer at the International Training Center at the Belvedere Estate,...

The Marriage Has Come: Holy Wedding and Holy Community

Blog of Unification Theological Seminary By Thomas Selover Unificationists recognize the Holy Wedding of Sun Myung Moon and Hak Ja Han on the 16th day of the 3rd lunar month (3.16)  in 1960 as the long-prophesied Marriage Supper of the Lamb from the Book of Revelation. “Blessed are those invited to celebrate this...

A Response to Andrew Wilson’s article on the Only Begotten Daughter

Blog of Unification Theological Seminary By Claude A. Perrottet This recent article, “Why Does True Mother Call Herself the Only Begotten Daughter?” by Andrew Wilson suggests that True Mother has chosen to lower herself by taking on the title of Only Begotten Daughter in reaction to failure and opposition. While acknowledging the many...

Unification Faith Parenting: Thirteen Best Practices

The Blog of Unification Theological Seminary By Jennifer Tanabe Unification Faith Parenting: 13 Best Practices, by Michael H. Kiely, a recent publication I edited, is based on his dissertation for the Doctor of Ministry degree at Unification Theological Seminary. Much more than an academic exercise, it documents the real-life faith parenting experiences of...

‘Parasite’ and Viewing a Film in One’s Imagination to Overcome Cultural Barriers

The Blog of Unification Theological Seminary By Incheol Son Dr. Incheol Son is the International Director of PWPA International and also works at SunHak Universal Peace Graduate University as a translator. He earned his Ph.D. in public administration from Kookmin University, an MBA from the University of Bridgeport, and his bachelor’s in theology...

Religion as a Dream World and the Next Century of Unificationism

The Blog of Unification Theological Seminary By Incheol Son According to Chinese tradition, a sage named Chuang-tzu (莊子) once had a dream of a butterfly. In it, he became a butterfly flying over a garden and enjoyed the beautiful scenery: Once upon a time, I, Chuang-tzu, dreamt I was a butterfly, fluttering hither...

Passing on Our Religious Tradition to the Next Generation

The Blog of Unification Theological Seminary By Jennifer Tanabe My new publication, The Quest to Pass on our Religious Tradition to the Next Generation, co-authored with Dr. Rollain Nsemi Muanda, discusses the difficult challenge faced by all parents of faith in passing on their tradition to their children. The following is based upon...

Why Does True Mother Call Herself the Only Begotten Daughter?

The Blog of Unification Theological Seminary By Andrew Wilson Since August 2014, Hak Ja Han Moon, the widowed spouse of Rev. Sun Myung Moon whom FFWPU members call True Mother, has been proclaiming herself “the only begotten Daughter.” The title itself is well-established in Rev. Moon’s teaching: “The only begotten Son needs the...