The Three Faces of God
Summary: Sometimes a new spiritual path leads to a lot of confusion about God. Is God out there? In here? And who or what are you praying to? The Three Faces of God can help you sort it out. This idea from mystic Ken Wilber offers a fascinating look at the three primary ways God is understood by world religions and by Unity. Karen Kelly, who discovered the Three Faces in her seminary studies, and Rev. Ellen Debenport, author of The Five Principles, join with their guests for lively discussion about the divine ... and how human beings can relate to it. This is a special six-week series that could give you a whole new way to think about God. 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.
Dustin DiPerna is an authority on world religions from the perspective of developmental psychology and integral theory. We talk to him about how the Three Faces show up (or not) in each major religion with side notes about Spiral Dynamics and Spiritual Intelligence.
Did the Three Faces show up in the writings and prayers of Unity founders and early writers? Mark Hicks of TruthUnity.net is our special guest. And we answer listeners' questions.
How do the Three Faces of God show up in prayer? Special guest Rev. Robert Brumet from the faculty at Unity Institute® and Seminary says including each aspect of God in prayer and meditation enriches our spiritual experience.
We wanted to ask Rev. Kelly Isola how the three faces of God show up at different levels of consciousness, given her comprehensive study of Ken Wilber's Integral Spirituality as well as Spiral Dynamics. She says all three faces are at each stage of consciousness, expressing in different and fascinating ways.
Special guest Rev. Paul Smith says Jesus approached and talked about God using all three faces. Smith's book, Integral Christianity: The Spirit's Call to Evolve, includes a fascinating, in-depth look at the Three Faces of God.
Rev. Ellen Debenport and Karen Kelly introduce the Three Faces of God, an idea that comes from author Ken Wilber: God as All That Is, God within each of us, and God in relationship to us. The three are simply ways to describe the ineffable, but they have profound implications for what we believe and how we traverse a spiritual path.