We will explore Principle #4: A free and responsible search for truth and meaning. Using the story of Rev. James Reeb as background, we’ll reflecting upon our own narratives about race and how they shape, or misshape, truth. Reeb was the … read more.
Speaker: Thomas Christopher
In this world climate, this can feel like a tall order. What are ways we might find within ourselves to try to live by this principle?
There is a rise in the number of the SBNRs, Spiritual But Not Religious. What are they about? How do UUs fit with them? Are we spiritual? Does our general curiosity get in the way of spirituality? For that matter, what is spirituality?
“Reflection”, … read more.
“Imitatio Christi”, Thomas Christopher:
“Like Barley Bending” by Sara Teasdale
“Remembering Jesus”, Thomas Christopher:
“A Unitarian Universalist Easter”, AJ van Tine:
Life is a journey. In your journey of life, what landmarks do you see — what peaks and valleys, deserts and oceans? Taking a step back, how can our lives inform us about the journey ahead?
“The Great Metaphor,” Thomas Christopher
“Let Your Life Speak”, … read more.
We talk about having our Sunday services providing opportunities for “liminal” (doorway, betwixt and between) experiences. Here we look at organizations that existed to create liminality, life transitioning experiences, for their initiates: the “Mystery Religions” of the ancient Mediterranean world. Let’s see what they knew, and what it says about our attempts.
We talk about having our Sunday services provide opportunities for “liminal” (doorway, betwixt and between) experiences. Here we look at organizations that existed to create liminality, life transitioning experiences, for their initiates: the “Mystery Religions” of the ancient Mediterranean world. Let’s see what they knew, … read more.
“Alzheimer’s disease has been described as “the great unlearning.” In a society that so greatly values the intellect and the collection of memories, cognitive degeneration can feel like a devastating diminishment. But like all challenges, there are spiritual lessons among the fragments of loss. Today we explore the tender terrain of how memory loss impacts individuals and the ones who love them.
As Unitarian Universalists, we are on a free and responsible search for truth and meaning, and as part of this search we attempt to experience that mystery which renews our spirit and opens us to life. Is there room in our responsible search for this … read more.
Is This World Enough? Thomas Christopher, leader, Scott Youmans, service associate. Humanism denies the existence of a supernatural realm. Humanists get asked: “Why would you be moral? How can you face death? How can you live without hope for something more? And what about God? How can this be a religious position?” These are good questions. How do we affirm that this life in this world is enough?