Rev, Teresa Schwartz “Indigenous Peoples Day” reimagines Columbus Day. It’s a call to look at the shadow side of one of the founding myths of our country. “In 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue” is one of the bleakest stories of our country’s history: the genocide and erasure of people and culture. If we seek … Continued
Rev. David Schwartz Stories and inspiration to help us find both the extraordinary courage to do big things and the everyday courage to live with integrity.
Rev. Elizabeth Harding All throughout our lives, we have opportunities to create meaning out of our experiences, feelings, and relationships. Our mortality offers us such an opportunity to really dig deep about what becomes important over our lifetimes. The process of making theology – of knowing our deepest values and beliefs – is written into … Continued
Rev Teresa Schwartz Poet and priest, John O’Donohue, says, “The word “belonging” holds together the two fundamental aspects of life: being and longing.” How do we belong in church and in the world? How can we welcome our longing? How can we welcome the newcomer in all of their being and their longing?
Rev. Teresa Schwartz On August 21, a total solar eclipse traced a path across North America. Our Living Tradition draws upon our direct experience of mystery and wonder; but it takes our commitment to have eyes to see, even when wonder comes to us! We are simultaneously teeny-tiny beings in a large cosmos–but the cosmos … Continued
Allen Harden We UUs sometimes sing of a “God of Many Names”, and we frequently invoke nuanced names to point to the divine when we gather in worship –“Spirit of Life” comes to mind first. Each of us holds personal, and probably unique, ideas of our ‘god’, our ‘god-concept’, or of ‘not-god’. In order to … Continued
Kellie Kelly For most Americans, socioeconomic class is one of the last taboos. This Spring, the UUA Commission on Appraisal released the report on their 3-year study on class within our religious association. Kellie Kelly shares her class story and invites us to consider what a class-inclusive Unitarian Universalism might look like.
Rev. Dr. Lee Barker These are serious times that call for the cultivation of wisdom. Rev. Barker will see if we can’t unearth some deeper wisdom for ourselves.
Mr. Charley Earp In dark and uncertain times, we come together to tell our stories, how far we’ve come, how we got where we are now, where we want to go, and how we’re going to fight to get there.
Dr. Dennis Koehn Drawing on historical perspectives and current analysis, Dennis Koehn identifies forces in politics and religion that push national leaders to choose war as an instrument of foreign policy. He explores points of leverage where citizens can encourage leaders to more vigorously pursue nonviolent and negotiating strategies for managing international conflicts. Dennis challenges … Continued