Archive for the ‘Sermon Archive and Podcast’ Category

Becoming Minimalist

Less is more. AMEN. [Pretend the sermon is over.] Blame Leslie Freymann—she put me up to that. She’s the UUCA member who won the Sermon-of-Your-Choice item at the Fun For Funds Auction this past November, and her passion is minimalism. She says, “I’ve always been into having a clean, mostly clutter-free house (from outward […]

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How Can I Know I Am Growing?

It’s just like what happens in Flatland. You are a square, a circle, a triangle, and what you know is how to scurry about doing your flat business in your flat world. You know left-right and you know forward-back. What you DON’T know—what you can’t even imagine—is up-down. Until a sphere comes, crashes your life. […]

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Unitarian Universalist Faith

“Stand by this faith,” says Olympia Brown.  She was speaking of the Universalist faith, which she was ordained into in 1863. “Stand by this faith,” we can still say today, speaking of a Unitarian Universalist faith that in many ways has changed, yet in many ways has remained the same since Rev. Brown’s time. One […]

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Robert Fulghum’s Faith

He has a lullaby voice and a great booming laugh. He carries a French horn case instead of a briefcase. At motels he sometimes registers as “representing” Mother Earth or the Cutting Edge of Reality. If a Seventh Day Adventist comes to the door, he whips out his stopwatch and says “O.K., but I get […]

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Easter Sunday – Rev Anthony Makar and Rev. Jane Thickstun

“What Is Easter For?” Part 1 We’re talking Easter this morning, and right off the bat I want to say that the essential story is bigger than Christian tradition can contain. The essential story, larger than Christianity and longer-lasting than any religious tradition, is that of the underdog triumphing. It’s crabgrass bursting through concrete. […]

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