Rev. Marcus Hartlief

The Enemy Story 📶

Despite all the spiritual teachings that entreat us to love our enemies and see them as teachers, it’s awfully easy to find ourselves gritting our teeth and wishing bad things for another. Every day we come across people who are annoying, stupid, mean and … read more.

The Sea of Stories 📶

I heard a talk show host recently joke about feeling nostalgic for the time when the news was boring. Many of us feel tossed and turned these days in the constant tumult of emotionally riveting headlines. And we are scared and confused in the … read more.

Between the Worlds

Rituals from cultures around the world recognize this as a time of the year “when the veil between the worlds is thinnest,” a time to connect with our ancestors and beloved dead. This Sunday we honor those we have inherited our vision from through … read more.

Visions of Paradise 📶

All religious traditions have some sort of eschatology, visions of where we originally came from and where we will ultimately end up. What eschatologies have we inherited from our wider culture and our UU tradition and why does it matter? This Sunday we explore … read more.

The Thread You Follow

The spiritual path, or the journey of any human life, cannot be neatly drawn on a map. As I enter into this community, I want to share with you the thread that has brought me to you. With each of us following our unique … read more.