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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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Have you heard the laughter?

Poem: Heavy by Mary Oliver Comedian Patton Oswald’s wife died suddenly this past spring, at the age of 46.  As he told the New York Times recently, she’d been having trouble sleeping. One night, she gave in and took some … 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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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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Thin Places

Reading for this service, “Thin Places” by John Crossley Morgan Sermon preached August 14, 2016 You can find the audio of this sermon here. The story of my “thin place” is not a tale of a trip to a Celtic abbey, … 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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