Topic: Journey

Parabellum or Parapacem?

In everything we do we will find bad and good, suffering and flourishing, opposition and agreement. It is the natural coexistence of the wheat and the weeds that gives us the opportunity to choose which path we forge in our world; will we choose parabellum or parapacem?

Seeking the Divine(s)

Lindsay Boyer says, “We live in a culture in which many of us are increasingly exposed to faith traditions other than the ones with which we grew up. Once we become knowledgeable about other faiths, we are unlikely to have the same prejudices we may have learned as children. We see that people of other … Continue reading Seeking the Divine(s)

Music to Live By

This service will celebrate pop & rock music in which we might find inspiration and spiritual guidance using chart toppers of various genres. The music selections include choices from members of the congregation.

The importance of Thinking for Ourselves

On the anniversary of Sophia Lyon Fahs’ death we contemplate her gift of teaching and writing focused on a method of experiential learning that she hoped would enable children to develop their own ideas about religion and spirituality.

De Profundis

Oscar Wilde wrote, “Suffering is one very long moment. We cannot divide it by seasons. We can only record its moods, and chronicle their return.” How to remain hopeful when we find ourselves overwhelmed by the weight of suffering in the world.

Becoming Better

Do you have people in your life who urge you to be better, to do better? What tools of transformation do you find helpful? This week’s sermon uses an often neglected story to invite us into the process of transformation.