Tag Archives: Liberation

The Morning After

Reading: After 37 Years My Mother Apologizes for My Childhood by Sharon Olds  Sermon – The Morning After – Gretchen Last Sunday, I told you about the ledge at my friends’ lake cabin. How I was too afraid to ever follow … 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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Christmas Eve Homily 2016

Text: Luke 2:1-19 Homily: The Radical Story of Christmas – Mary, Jazz and Turning the World Upside Down  It starts with being counted.   Whether or not they wanted to make the journey, it didn’t matter. They had to go. … Continue reading

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My Precious – a sermon on liberation and will

Here is the audio of this sermon.  Reading: Paul’s Letter to the Romans, Chapter 7, verses 15-24 It was a recent blog post from Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project that made me think of Gollum for today’s service. … Continue reading

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Expect Nothing, and Everything

We know how the story of Hanukkah goes. The Jewish people had finally returned to the temple after many years of occupation, humiliation, and near despair.  They were celebrating, purifying, remembering and re-claiming – for the Assyrian army had been … Continue reading

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Before the Alleluia – Palm Sunday Sermon 2015

A sermon offered for Palm Sunday, 2015 Reading from Desmond Tutu, “Liberation is Costly” A week ago, the tree in my front yard was completely bare, as if it was dead. It was just as our guest minister, the Rev. … Continue reading

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What Is Required of Us

Readings 1. Martin Luther King, Jr. from “The Role of the Church in Facing the Nation’s Chief Moral Dilemma,” 1957 Our ultimate end must be reconciliation; the end must be redemption; the end must be the creation of the beloved … Continue reading

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