Archive for the ‘Sermon Archive and Podcast’ Category

Our Mr. Emerson

July 13, 2014 Our Mr. Emerson Rev. Jane Thickstun     “In this refulgent summer, it has been a luxury to draw the breath of life.” So begins Emerson’s Address to the Harvard Divinity School on July 15, 1838, when Emerson was a young man, his first child just two years old. And in […]

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Spiritual Gems of Islam

We begin with a remarkable story about George de Benneville, who in later years would become a leading prophet of Universalism in America. But our story takes place long before that, when he was a much younger man and travelling the world. In his own words, he says, Being arrived at Algiers, as I walked […]

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Bit by Bit

Listen: The Washington Post bills him as “the most influential writer in America.” George Will. This past month, he wrote a newspaper column in which he claimed that being a rape victim is now a “coveted status” that college women actually seek out, that complaints of rape and sexual assault on college campuses are exaggerated […]

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Secrets of Happy Families

If you’re like Sophia Bailey-Klugh, featured in our video from a moment ago, then Father’s Day is a super huge day for you. Because you have not just one dad but TWO. You have to double everything. Not just one Bacon-of-the-Month Club membership, but TWO Bacon-of-the-Month Club memberships (or whatever your cool Father’s Day gift […]

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Ministry of Exploration

I have a passion for this faith, and a great affection for this congregation.  I enjoy communicating the good news of Unitarian Universalism to newcomers and old-timers alike from the pulpit.  But a sermon can only go so far, and it can only reach some people.  To really communicate our faith, we need a comprehensive […]

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