In 1568 the Edict of Torda proclamation in Transylvania was the first of its kind in history; the right for individuals to believe and worship according to their own understanding; for clergy to preach and teach the Gospel as they too, understood it. This … read more.
Topic: Standard Sunday Service
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.
In this season of the Spring Equinox, we open more deeply to Nature’s invitation to find balance inspired by Her systems. We explore human ways of envisioning a sustainable future using Nature as a guide, including Permaculture, Emergent leadership strategies, and Paganism. What … 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.
This Sunday we celebrate the Spring Equinox with an all ages Story Service! The whole service will be multigenerational as we weave ritual, storytelling and spontaneous creativity to tell the ancient Greek tale of Demeter and Persephone. What meaning can we mine from this old … read more.
Why is money so hard to talk about? Let’s celebrate Stewardship Sunday with real talk about the challenge of holding onto our integrity around money in our society. What helps us to live a financial life in full alignment with our values?
As the rate of technological advance skyrockets, people in our country report more overwhelm and anxiety in their lives than ever. How do we balance the benefits technology offers with the needs of the human spirit?
What does it look like to take risks in community? What does it look like to take risks for community? Meg McGuire, a Masters of Divinity student at Starr King School for the Ministry, speaks to the power of reframing risk as a collective endeavor, … read more.