A sermon reflecting on the exhibition "Libuše Jarcovjáková: The Photographer as Dissident."
In my Easter sermon for 2022 I challenge us to go beyond the idea that there is such a singular thing as the truth.
In this sermon, I consider how we might grieve for losses that will occur in the future.
as preached at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston, September 26, 2021 It is good to be back in the pulpit. I have missed you. I have not been gone from First Houston these past weeks. But I have been absent from Sunday morning worship. And worship, this thing the congregation does together–whether online or in-person–sits at the core of the life we share. The title of...
We gather the spirit of the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston for the first in-person service since the start of the pandemic.
My 2021 Easter sermon.
We are arguably living through the great age of propaganda. The rise of social media and its resulting social fractures and competing claims of truths led to a dynamic that played out in the recent presidential election and its aftermath.
How can we find the truth at such a time? And how can direct experience of awe and wonder help us to discover it?
Today, I want to talk with you about a difficult subject: death. Today, I want to talk with you about a glorious subject: life. In short, I want to talk with you about religion. The Unitarian Universalist theologian Forrest Church claimed, “religion is our human response to the dual reality of being alive and having to die.” These days of pandemic make death an almost unavoidable subject. Which...