Speaker: Larry LaVerdure

The Danger of a Single Story.

This kind of danger is not immediately obvious. We’ve been conditioned to think that there is only one true story and that getting it straight is the hard part. But what if there are many perspectives on any event, and we just teased out the … read more.

Easter

Who are we becoming? Just as the stone was rolled away at the Resurrection, we are also invited into “something more.” What insight does Jesus’ resurrection give us for new and different ways of being, both individually and as a community? 

Recorded Zoom service

Curiosity: The Progressive Religious Impulse

UUism is a relative new religion and yet it has ancient roots. What is the thread that connects us to our past and informs how we approach our future?

 
“Progress or Bust, Evolution & Selection”, Larry LaVerdure:

http://www.bvuuf.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Reflection-20190519.mp3

 
“The Progressive Religious Impulse”, AJ van Tine
http://www.bvuuf.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Sermon20190519.mp3

The Mystery Doorways

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.