As we celebrate the 4th of July, many of us find ourselves wrestling with the good, the bad and the ugly of our country’s culture and role in the world. Can we celebrate independence as we yearn to live into a deeper practice of interdependence?
Speaker: Rev. Marcus Hartlief
The world is full of beauty, but there is no limit to how much can be made. The ability to create, to make more beauty, is a part of our human birthright. So why can it be so challenging? And how do those of us … read more.
Flower Communion is a uniquely UU ritual, a celebration of the beauty of life and diversity in all its forms. As we honor this tradition today, we are reminded that our world is again in need of our radical vision of one interdependent earth family. … read more.
Theologians Rebecca Parker and Rita Nakashima Brock encountered a footnote in an art history book that claimed the first depictions of Jesus’ crucifixion did not appear until the 10th century. Their journey to discover why has led to a radical re-imagining of early Christian theology … read more.
Curiosity can be a spiritual practice that unlocks hearts and opens doorways to connection and understanding. How can we practice radical curiosity as an antidote to the modern tribalism plaguing our culture?
Three words for mothers? Three ways of personifying our inner and outer experience? Three reasons you don’t go to a different church (or maybe just two)? Put on your curiosity cap as we wonder why the latest Marvel movie is the biggest blockbuster ever and … read more.
What’s Easter without a divine sacrifice, atonement for original sin, and a miraculous resurrection? What value does this story have for us who would fast to our reason alongside our religion? “Practice resurrection,” instructs Wendell Berry, and so, despite the odds, we attempt to resurrect … read more.
As we enter the season of Passover, we recall an ancient story of wandering in the wilderness. Resist as we might, we all end up spending time in the desert. How do make meaning amidst the suffering of this journey?
Western civilization has long embraced
a dualistic approach to philosophy. This approach has given us the notion of a mind/body split, exemplified by Descartes’ famous justification of his own existence: “I think, therefore I am.” What will it take to heal this age-old … read more.
Grace is another of those “Wounded Words” that’s been used to cause spiritual harm. It was the Calvinist understanding of Grace that inspired the theological stances of early Unitarians and Universalists. What might our physical experience of grace—as in “graceful”—have to say about the
theological … read more.