The Rising Sun Ministries

This is the home of The Rising Sun Ministries. We have various content that is posted every month. From Sermons to Roundtable conversations and a mixture of cohorts and special guests

Reimagining The 7 Principles

July 31st, 2020

Hey all,

in this crossover episode, we are joined by Unitarian Universalist Hosts of the Gospel of Katara Podcast Rue and Cooper.  We have a deep conversation about the 7th and 1 st principles and then we talk about the proposed 8th and how they impact our faith tradition.  This is part one of a longer conversation we will be having. 

To Know Justice Is to Know Peace

June 1st, 2020

With the state of the world sitting in pandemic and during an uprising, I wanted to share how I am feeling at this moment. If you are in the IE or Pomona areas, there is a bail fund. 

If you want to donate:

Episode 1: 40 Life Lessons By 40 (Part 1)

May 27th, 2020

In this first episode, Mathew reflects on the first 20 lessons from his list of 40 Life lessons by 40.  He begins with a prayer and then a reflection about his life and what brought him to this point. If you would like to know more about Mathew please check out his website

The 4th Principle Part 1

May 10th, 2020

Join us on the new series of podcasts that highlight conversations about Unitarian Universalism.  This first part of the new series is talking about the 7 Principles and what would it look like to reimagine them.

Hosted by Mathew P. Taylor and Erik Halseth with Special Guest Rev. Christin C. Green

The one where angies audio sucked

August 31st, 2019

Hey all we are back for episode 2... in this episode Angie returns and she cannot seem to stay in front of her mic.  Enjoy!

Love in the time of revolution

June 26th, 2019

In this episode of Opportunity Knocks I.E. we focus on Love in the time of revolution. We start a conversation about finding love while doing the work of organizing--we ultimately also talk about loving our Mother Earth and the environment

Guests: Mary V.

Links from the show:

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 #ChICCCAALove #sanbernardino #highland #mysticalministry #revraa #coronaca #morenovalley #perrisca #rialto #colton #lomalinda #fontana  #workshops #community #teachers #speakers #reclaim  #knowledge #inlandempire #brownandblackunity

Organizer’s Roundtable

December 19th, 2018

In this episode of Opportunity Knocks I.E. we sit and have an organizer’s roundtable.  We are fast approaching the Winter Solstice and so we are taking this time to reflect on the work of organizing that we have been doing.  We had so much fun doing this episode we plan on doing a part 2 and inviting some more organizers from the I.E.

Guests: Mary V, Asher J, Jason M.

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#ChICCCAALove #sanbernardino #highland #mysticalministry #revraa #coronaca #morenovalley #perrisca #rialto #colton #lomalinda #fontana #losangeles #santaana #montebello #lapuente #indigenouslanguage #workshops #community #teachers #speakers #reclaim #nahuatlcircle #knowledge #inlandempire #brownandblackunity

Decolonize your Tongue

December 8th, 2018

In this episode of Opportunity Knocks I.E. we focus on decolonizing our language.  In honor of Native American Heritage Month, here at our studio location ChiCCCAA in San Bernardino we hosted our first Nahuatl Workshop.

Guests: Emily Vasquez, Cuitlahuac A. Martinez, Eduardo Tzincantli, Dom, Junco Canche, and Henry James Vasquez

Links from the show:

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#DecolonizeYourWords #Nahuatl #ChICCCAALove #sanbernardino #highland #mysticalministry #revraa #coronaca #morenovalley #perrisca #rialto #colton #lomalinda #fontana #losangeles #santaana #montebello #lapuente #indigenouslanguage #workshops #community #teachers #speakers #reclaim #nahuatlcircle #knowledge #inlandempire #brownandblackunity

Our theme music is "Random Thoughts" By AudioBinger and is available under a Creative Commons license

I.E. Voter Guide 2018

November 5th, 2018

Special Guests: Mary V, Jason M, Joe C

On this Episode of Opportunity Knocks  I sit with Mary, Jason, and Joe to talk about the upcoming Midterm Elections.   We tackle Measure W and Measure X, Props 10, 8, and 6--we have an immensely personal conversation about how these ballot measures impact the folks in San Bernardino and the Inland Valleys.


*Disclaimer* Mystical Ministry, Opportunity Knocks, the Sacred Space, and host location ChiCCCAA are all non partisan entities that do not endorse any specific candidate, org, or pac. 

Our theme music is "Random Thoughts" by AudioBinger and is available under a Creative Commons license

Scholarships Theory

October 19th, 2018

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Join us in this episode of Opportunity Knocks as we talk about the need for Scholarships and the Conspiracy behind why so many people don't take advantage of them.

On our agenda we also talk about:

Measure W

Measure X

The American Cannabis Summit

Undocumented Student Scholarships

Kanye West and Mental Health

The Conners and the Loss of Roseanne (Mental Health and the Opiod Crisis) 

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