How are those New Year’s resolutions working out for you? The gyms and health clubs always report an uptick in membership in January followed by a downturn come Feb. 1. The mind begins rationalizing, “I’m going to eat that because I deserve it. I’ve worked … read more.
Speaker: Rev. Greg Stewart
It is quoted too often: “Pride goeth before a fall.” Yet we begin with pride because it is the source of the other six deadly sins. Gluttony, anger, greed, envy, lust and sloth all spring from the garden of pride we cultivate in our souls. … read more.
Now what, a series on sin? Yes, if we understand sin as separation. Specifically, sin is the intentional division of that which has been declared whole. It is a dualism gone wild. It opposes the “Out of Many, One” worldview of the Oglala Sioux we … read more.
Religion, for many, presents one dualism after another: it’s right or wrong, black or white, gay marriage or “traditional marriage,” Jesus or Buddha, Big Bang or Adam and Eve. Yet a dualist worldview no longer squares with the world itself. In fact, to live among … read more.
You would never know by looking at him that the accomplished Washington Post columnist Nathan McCall had earned his journalism degree while serving time in prison. McCall easily fits our image of the Black Urban Professional. McCall didn’t come from an impoverished inner-city neighborhood but … read more.
Please join members of the social justice committee and me as we take a critical look at race matters within Unitarian Universalism. Recent calls for an end to white supremacy within our movement seem to have fallen on sympathetic ears, yet our past work in … read more.
This is the story of Esther, a Jewish woman who could not keep silent and hide her identity any longer. Even her husband, the king, does not know about her origins. What role did race play in ancient times? What can it teach us about … read more.
Join us on December 24 for our virtual Christmas Eve service! This is a traditional service of lessons and carols, ending with a virtual candlelighting–for this year, you’ll need to provide your own candles. 🙂
It will be streamed live from the sanctuary on Zoom and … read more.
I once heard a preacher say, “Don’t let anything steal your joy.” Let’s explore happiness and holiness as we enter a season that seems to have little of either this year. How do we find true happiness? What in the world is holiness? Here are … read more.
It’s one of those old conundrums: we must lose hope in order to find it. What will it take to be the embodiment of hope, of being hope itself? I’ll offer three ways of doing so, regardless of your circumstances or beliefs. This is the … read more.