Tag Archives: Beloved Community

Eyes to See, Ears to Hear

Listen to this sermon here. Story – The Beggar and the Box from Eckhart Tolle Sermon That story is one of my favorites, I’ve told it a few times here. In this season where we are making lists of all … 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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Healing the Heart of Democracy

Reading: Washington Post articles from Sept 26 2016 “Feeling Anxious About the Debate?” and October 13 2016 “People Are So Stressed by this Election….”  If you were at the installation, you may remember that the opening line of the choral … Continue reading

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To be entrusted with this great message

This past week marked the official beginning of my senior ministry at Foothills. As I’ve gotten closer to this threshold, I’ve been thinking about the Rev. Mary Lydia Legget, who in 1900 was the last (and only other) female minister to … Continue reading

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The Fierce Urgency of Now

Many of you reading this will have recently heard the news that the remaining viable candidate for the Republican nominee for President is the same one who said a few months ago that he was “calling for a total and complete … Continue reading

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goodness, despair, and imagination (theology of social witness – post 2)

Last week, we met once again for a small group reflecting on the theological ground of our witness for social change.  This time we were tasked with choosing one piece from the meditations and prayers section of the UU hymnal that reflects our … Continue reading

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The Clock of the World (theology of social witness post 1)

For the next few months, I will be participating in a small group of UU ministers across the country who will be reflecting on the theological grounding of our work for social change and our ministry of social witness.  The … Continue reading

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