Tag Archives: Theology

Kids > Guns

It was 1851, and the great Unitarian minister Theodore Parker decided he needed a gun. “I have been obliged to arm myself.” He told the gathered assembly of Unitarian ministers that May.  “I have written sermons with a pistol in … Continue reading

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God is Trans – Sermon July 15 2018

First Reading – From William Ellery Channing’s Likeness to God Second Reading – God Says Yes to Me by Kaylin Haught  Sermon – God is Trans  A couple of weeks ago, I got into a fight with a stranger on … Continue reading

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True Lies – An April Fool’s Day Easter Sermon

Before the sermon we explored the Gospel of Mark’s telling of the empty tomb, and the idea that the truth of a story isn’t as important as the truth in a story. Then, we read Wendell Berry’s Manifesto: Mad Farmer’s … 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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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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Invisible Partners

We had been hiking straight up hill for nearly two hours.  Unlike the day before, it was sunny, not raining – but the remnants of the rain were everywhere – mud, and deep crevices along the trail, trees fallen along … Continue reading

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When God Had a Body

Text: The Education of God – The Incarnation by David Bumbaugh Sermon “When God Had a Body,” December 11, 2016 New Testament scholar and sometimes-skeptic Bart Ehrman tells the story of one special person who lived about 2000 years ago. … 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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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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