These recordings were created when two Cleveland residents were living on the Emerald Coast of western Florida. They are primarily intended to present the Bahá'í Faith to a Christian audience.
While the content is designed to be in harmony with the Bahá'í Writings, please don't assume that the Bahá'í Faith is presented with absolute accuracy. This is an individual effort by a few people and should be considered our personal opinions.
We encourage you to go to www.bahai.org for authentic Writings on various subjects, or go to www.bahaibookstore.com to purchase Baha'i books.
The contact info at the end of some of these recordings is obsolete. Ignore any phone numbers.
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Fireside 1: Gail Whalen on Baha'i Principles
Gail Whalen of Henderson, Nevada discusses Bahá'í principles, joined by Linda Long and Robert Riley.
Fireside 2: Ernie Acavedo and Mike Whalen
Ernie Acavedo, Mike Whalen and Ron Frazer discuss Ernie's process of becoming a Bahá'í from a Catholic and then born-again Christian background.
Fireside 3: Michael Mathein and Timothy Alford
Michael Mathein, Timothy Alford and Ron Frazer discuss the concept of a personal God as they understood it as Christians and how that concept evolved after they became Bahá'ís.
Fireside 4: Alan Halm and Joel Smith
Alan Halm, Joel Smith and Ron Frazer discuss the evolution that each of the world great religions goes through from their inception to the present day--and how they can find unity among themselves.
The Life of Bahá'u'lláh Part 1 Part 2
Sandy and Ron Frazer tell a few stories from the life of Bahá'u'lláh, the Messenger of God for today.
The 1868 letter to the Christians that announced Christ's Return. Why haven't you heard?
Ron Frazer discusses the proofs that Bahá'u'lláh is the Return of Christ using the Book of Certitude.
Sandy and Ron Frazer discuss the simple process of becoming a Bahá'í and their own journey.
There's really more than that! Nine filled up a podcast nicely.
Why People Don't Become Baha'is
Ron Frazer discusses the obstacles people face when investigating the Bahá'í Faith.
Christians who become Baha'is - or not
Ron Frazer examines the beliefs of Christians who become Bahá'ís and those who don't.
Five of the Emerald Coast Bahá'ís talk about what Christians give up when they become Bahá'ís. This is a very frank discussion, so it should be emphasized that this is just ordinary Bahá'ís talking--not the official position of the Bahá'í Faith. The big question, of course, is "Do I give up my relationship with Jesus?" The short answer is "No," The long answer is more interesting.
Why We're Bahá'ís - the soundtrack
This is the soundtrack for the film, Why We're Bahá'ís that was produced for a local cable TV system. We've included children, teens and adults for a wide variety of answers. If you'd like to see the film, and can handle a 200MB download, it's here.
Why I'm Excited About The Bahá'í Faith (Part 1 of 2)
Two long-time pioneers to Grenada and two Emerald Coast (Florida Panhandle) Bahá'ís talk about what keeps them excited about being a Bahá'í. There are 5 songs from the CD, We Have Come to Praise Him! by the First Commandment Gospel Singers. The music is used by permission from www.LiveUnity.com.
Why I'm Still Excited About The Bahá'í Faith (Part 2 of 2)
Four Emerald Coast Bahá'ís talk about what keeps them excited about being a Bahá'í. There are 5 songs from the CD, We Have Come to Praise Him! by the First Commandment Gospel Singers. The music is used by permission from www.LiveUnity.com.
Bahá'í Marriage: Susanne Alexander and Craig Farnsworth
Susanne Alexander and Craig Farnsworth are the principals of a Bahá'í SED project called the Marriage Transformation Project (see www.marriagetransformation.com). They are the authors of Pure Gold, a book for married couples, and Can We Dance, a book for people who are looking for a marriage partner or investigating the character of a prospective partner. They hold workshops around the world, training couples to use this simple and effective system.
The Power of Prayer Part 1 Part 2
Jack McCants, a former Christian minister, discusses the power of prayer.
Ron Frazer discusses the extensive Bahá'í Writings on this topic. It's good news, by the way!
Health and Healing - Some Baha'i Writings
Sandy and Ron Frazer discuss a few of the Bahá'í Writings on health divided into physical healing and spiritual healing.
Can Science and Religion Agree?
Sandy and Ron Frazer discuss creationism, evolution, and quantum physics from the Bahá'í Writings.
Sandy and Ron Frazer discuss the Bahá'í Writings about developing an attitude of prayer
Sandy and Ron Frazer discuss sin and evil. Are they real or just the absence of something divine. In what way does the Devil exist?
Joel Smith on Biblical Prophecy Part 1
A excellent talk describing the problem that Rabbis had with accepting Jesus as the Messiah because of their literal interpretations of the prophesies about Elijah's return.
Joel Smith on Biblical Prophecy Part 2
Joel Smith discusses the history of the early Christian Church.
Joel Smith on Biblical Prophecy Part 3
Biblical scholar Joel Smith describes the guidance provided by Paul and Jesus regarding the interpretation of the Bible.
Joel Smith on Biblical Prophecy Part 4
Joel Smith uses the interpretation methods developed in Part 3 to investigate the Resurrection of Jesus.
Joel Smith on Biblical Prophecy Part 5
Joel Smith continues his investigation into the Resurrection of Jesus.
Joel Smith on Biblical Prophecy Part 6
Joel Smith investigates the Rapture based on the interpretation instructions of St. Peter and St. Paul.
Joel Smith on Biblical Prophecy Part 7
Joel Smith interprets the prophecies in Isaiah based on the interpretation guidance of St. Peter and St. Paul.
Joel Smith on Biblical Prophecy Part 8A
The first half of Joel's explanation of why Bahá'ís believe that Bahá'u'lláh is the return of Jesus.
Joel Smith on Biblical Prophecy Part 8B
The second half of Joel's explanation of why Bahá'ís believe that Bahá'u'lláh is the return of Jesus.
Brian Whitcomb talks about the verses in the Bible that relate to Bahá'u'lláh and the Bahá'í Faith. This is actually two separate talks that Brian gave, each about 20 minutes long--really good for seekers and Bahá'ís; he discusses a different approach to the words and themes in The Bible.
What is the essence of religion? What is the central, eternal principle? Ron Frazer discusses the questions based on Mark, Chapter 10 and the Bahá'í Writings.
A 1912 talk by Bahá'u'lláh's son, `Abdul Bahá, discussing the fundamental unity of the major religions.
A view of Hinduism from the standpoint of Sanatana Darma and Oneness of all religions. For more detail on Sanatana Darma see www.swamij.com.
A personal view of Buddhism, the Four Noble Truths, and the Eight-fold path. Find out why Buddhists are calm and pleasant people.
A personal view of Islam and the misconceptions that Christians often have.
Rod Debs: Creating Loving Religious Communities
Rod Debs is Unitarian Universalist minister. This podcast is a condensation of an ongoing conversation between Rod and Ron Frazer over a three year period. Rod continually strives to increase the religious experience of his congregation without, in any way, controlling their experience. He seeks only to stimulate thought, and to urge them to wholeness--whatever that would mean for them. He is a challenging person to listen to because he doesn't settle for conventional wisdom or platitudes; he tries to put each issue in a global context and treat the views of all people as worthy of consideration. In this podcast, Rod and Ron talked about the goals that are shared by both the Bahá'í Faith and Unitarian Universalists and how the two religions take a different approach to achieving their goals.
Mormon Prophecies of Baha'u'llah
Joel Smith describes some key Mormon prophecies that point to Baha'u'llah.
A Guided Meditation Based on a Prayer of Bahá'u'lláh
In honor of the anniversary of the Ascension of Bahá'u'lláh, this is a 13 minute guided meditation based on the natural imagery in the prayer.
Former judge James Nelson talks about how the concept of human rights has changed since the founding of the United States and speculates how it might change in the future.
Layli Miller-Muro, the executive director of the Tahirih Justice Center, discusses the problems facing women today around the world. Layli develops the theme of the bird of mankind having two wings, the male and female, which must be equally strong if the bird is to fly to its highest potential. Quotes are included which state that the equality of women is a necessary prerequisite to world peace.
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