Bill Moyers: On Faith & Reason – Pema Chödrön | PBS Late in Siddhartha Gautama’s ministry, around 450 years before the common era, when India was on fire with his liberating message, people would come to him asking NOT who are you? NOT what’s your name, your origin, your ancestry? But WHAT are you? In […]

Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year, it means literally “head of the year” in Hebrew, and after the service we will invite folks in the social hall to eat apples dipped in honey, which is a symbol intended to invoke “a sweet new year.”  Rosh Hashanah also marks the beginning of the High Holy […]

Did you know that, in ancient mid-East society, where Israel lay, it was common for military men to establish deep and faithful friendships with each other—friendships which were so deep that, in truth, the men were lovers? Did you know that, in the ancient society out of which our Hebrew Bible emerged, women had […]

In the Hebrew Bible we read, “Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of saving health” (Isaiah 12:3). We Unitarian Universalists do this whenever we draw from our Six Sources of Unitarian Universalist faith, which are 1. Judaism and Christianity 2. Humanism 3. Direct Experience of Transcending Mystery and Wonder […]

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. […]