Tag Archives: Healing

Re-Creation and Reconciliation – Easter Sermon 2017

Reading – from Louise Erdrich’s The Painted Desert   Sermon – Re-Creation and Reconciliation – Easter Sunday 2017 Perhaps it is predictable that my favorite part of the Jesus story is the moment that many orthodox preachers would call his … Continue reading

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True Things – Sermon March 12 2017

Reading, from Adrienne Rich’s “Lies, Secrets, and Silence”  Sermon, “True Things” – part 1 of 3 part series “Real Life”  Today’s my mom’s birthday, and so I’m going to start by sharing a classic my-mom story. She’d just come back … 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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Every Tool, a Weapon

Audio Podcast of this sermon available here.  Video shown before the sermon: Fox News Interview with college senior about inclusive language campaign at University of Michigan  By now, you’ve probably heard the audio, though you likely wish you hadn’t. The latest … Continue reading

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Giving Up the Ghost

Reading from Christine Robinson’s essay, “Imagineers of Soul”  Sermon Preached August 21, 2016 The audio version of this sermon can be found here. A few years ago, my colleague Robin Bartlett, who grew up Unitarian Universalist, preached a sermon she … 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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Making Friends With Your Ex

Making Friends with your Ex  – a sermon preached at Unitarian Universalist Church of Boulder, November 29, 2009    The last time I was in the pulpit, I told you the story of my First Confession.  Today, I want to take … Continue reading

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