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Unitarian Christian Alliance

78 EpisodesProduced by Mark Cain, UCA memberWebsite

The Trinity doctrine is perplexing. Many Christians prefer explicit Scriptures on the one God over catholic creeds. Mark Cain explores living as a lower-case-u unitarian amid a trinitarian majority with insights and stories from unorthodox guests.


5. Uh, Did God Put Coal in my Stocking?

Inner discomfort doesn't feel like peace. Is God just making our lives difficult? Hildy felt it; we feel it. What role might it play in a pursuit of truth?


Why would unitarian Christians bow down to one who isn't God? And what is the deal with all that bowing to humans in the Bible?



  • Matthew 28:18 - God gave Jesus authority.
  • Revelation 5:12 - Jesus received power (and wealth, wisdom, etc.).
  • Daniel 7:14 - The ancient of days gives the son of Man dominion.
  • Acts 2:36 - God made him Lord.
  • Acts 1:9 - Jesus ascended to heaven.
  • Mark 16:19 - Sat down at God’s right hand.
  • Luke 2:26 - Jesus is the Lord’s anointed, the Lord's Messiah.
  • 2 Samual 14:4 - Example of people who fell before king David and paid homage.
  • 1 Samual 16:13 - Spirit of God was upon David.
  • 1 Samuel 16:23 - David played the lyre (kinnor).
  • 2 Samuel 7:12 - The promise of an offspring from David’s body.
  • Jeremiah 30:21 - Jesus came from among his brethren.
  • Romans 5:12-21 - Jesus was the man who obeyed, making many righteous.
  • Revelation 5:9-10 - Jesus was worthy because he was slain, ransoming people for God.
  • Jeremiah 30:9 - Serve God and David, that is, the future “David” according to the promise of a descendant.
  • 1 Timothy 2:5 - The mediator is the man, Jesus.
  • Hebrews 2:17 - Jesus became a high priest.
  • Acts 3:13 - Jesus was a servant of God.
  • 1 Chronicles 29:20 - The people worshiped God and the king.
  • 1 Corinthians 15:42-49 - Jesus was raised immortal.
  • Philippians 2:9 - Jesus exalted and set over creation and we are to kneel to him.
  • 1 Samuel 24:6 - David understood the role of his lord, king Saul. He would not harm Saul, the Lord’s anointed.
  • John 1:48 - Nathanael uses two titles for the Messiah: Son of God and King of Israel.
  • Philippians 4:7 - The peace of God which surpasses all understanding.
  • Matthew 6:5-6 - Pray not like the Pharisees, but in your inner room.
  • 1 John 3:19-21 - Our hearts at rest, not condemning us.
  • Luke 18:13 - The sinner cried out, “God, be merciful to me, a sinner.”
  • Philippians 3:8 - Paul counts all things as dung.


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