Category Archives: Theology

A/Part: God as Presence, Partner, and Process

Last Sunday, Sean ended his sermon on Humanist Becoming by remind us of this picture. It is the image that Carl Sagan describes as the pale blue dot of earth. “Look at that dot.” He says. “That’s here. That’s home. … Continue reading

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The Gifts of A/theism

This sermon was offered in two parts, starting with…. Part 1:  The Gifts of Atheism I don’t remember precisely when things started to fall apart, but we should probably blame feminism.  Or the arts….definitely the gays.  I’d been a dedicated … 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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Being present in abnormal times

You are not abnormal.  You are having a normal response to abnormal circumstances.  I’ve said this sentence a hundred times in my care with and for congregants who were dealing with difficult times.  It is normal that you are struggling … Continue reading

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Waking Up – Sermon 11/13/2016

Audio podcast of this sermon is available here. Reading – For a Time Such As This by Jake Morrill Sermon  As a part of our monthly theme, this Sunday, we were supposed to explore the question: when in your life … Continue reading

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the meaning of life, and death – a sermon offered july 24, 2016

Reading: On Living, by Nazim Hikmet  Sermon: “The Meaning of Life, and Death”  My children, at 8 and 10, are old enough now that they realize when I am listening to the news on the car radio. More importantly, they … Continue reading

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Who is Willing to Destroy a Piece of Their Own Heart?

At my Community Office Hours last Wednesday, a small group of us had gathered and had been sharing in coffee and conversation for about an hour – we’d been talking about tools of comfort and meaning for non-theists after the … Continue reading

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