I’ve only visited Iowa once in my life, and it was there I had an ominous encounter with a murmuration of starlings. Always vigilant to a “nature wow” encounter, I found myself so close to this murmuration in the dark winter sky, that I ducked and ran for cover, feeling more like Tippi Hedren in […]

Though I cannot promise to solve world peace in a single sermon, I can promise we’ll go on a journey together.  We’ll examine a Unitarian Universalist ethical approach to Peacemaking, I’ll propose a relationship to that ethic, we’ll take a trip (in our minds) to a museum, we’ll learn about a game, and finally let’s […]

Be That Guide By Taryn Strauss

Thomas Potter has a message for us. On the shores of Good Luck, New Jersey, he built a church with no minister, and no congregation at all. Just a hope for a theology more loving and forgiving than one he had ever known. He was illiterate, so he could not express the theology he so […]

Raise your hand if you are an artist. We are going to take you through two stories of creation, and together we will discover the conditions we need to reach that holy, egoless ecstasy of creating something where there was nothing. A couple of weeks ago I was invited to attend the Atlanta Press Club’s […]

I believe in the co-creation of the sermon just like I believe in the co-creation of Beloved Community.  I propose to show that though we may feel we are bad at meditation, it is our faith in the struggle and our holy intentions that will make us good.  At meditation. I will do this by […]

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