Category Archives: Sexuality

God is Trans – Sermon July 15 2018

First Reading – From William Ellery Channing’s Likeness to God Second Reading – God Says Yes to Me by Kaylin Haught  Sermon – God is Trans  A couple of weeks ago, I got into a fight with a stranger on … Continue reading

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#MeToo

Listen to this sermon on podcast here. See the whole service on video here.     Sermon – March 25, 2018 To be honest, before I found Unitarian Universalism, I thought all religion was patriarchal, and sexist. Finding this faith … Continue reading

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Queering Gender

I was only seven, and already I got that it made no sense.  More than anything that year, I wanted to carry the cross up the center aisle, or at least a candle – I wanted to go in front … Continue reading

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Making Space for Grace

  Audio podcast available here. Reading: X by Wendell Berry  Sermon: Making Space for Grace  How am I going to live through this? This is the question people ask when they are in the middle of a crisis, a trauma, … Continue reading

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Anger, Love, and the Hope for Change

For a month about simplicity (our church monthly theme), the current cultural moment is anything but simple. Since the news broke on Sunday about the terrible shooting in Orlando, I’ve been back and forth with all sorts of emotions: angry, sad, … Continue reading

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Good Sex: A sermon exploring a liberal ethic and theology of sexuality

Listen to the podcast for this sermon here. Reading – Honoring the Body – Sarah Gibb Millspaugh adapted from the words of Stephanie Paulsell  In her book Honoring the Body, Stephanie Paulsell writes of “the mending power of sexual intimacy” with … Continue reading

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“A Conversation Begins With A Lie…”

The last time someone called me a lesbian, I didn’t correct them.  Was it a colleague? A congregant? A reporter? I don’t know.  I only remember not correcting them.  These not-correcting moments tend to add up, like little dents in … Continue reading

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