A sermon reflecting on the proposed changes to Article II of the Bylaws of the Unitarian Universalist Association.
Ordinary/Extraordinary; an ordination sermon for J Sylvan
as preached February 26, 2023 at Bay Area Unitarian Universalist Church, Houston, Texas There is much in the ordinary life of a religious professional that more secular people find extraordinary. A friend recently reminded of this over dinner. A word about my friend, he is a well-known writer and war correspondent. Most of us would probably describe his life as extraordinary. He has reported from...
Books read in 2022
A list of the books I read in 2022.
Ignorant as the Dawn
A sermon on what is permanent and what is transient preached at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston.
To Give, To Receive
as preached at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston, October 16, 2022 The Unitarian Universalist theologian Rebecca Parker has always been clear eyed about the purpose of our religious communion. In essay after essay, in book after book, writing alone or with a collaborator, she has told us that we gather in “hope for the recognition and realization of paradise on earth, rather than...
The Sacred and the secular
A sermon about the nature of the sacred and the secular offered during the Jewish High Holidays.
A sermon reflecting on the nature of religious dissent in the 21st century United States.
Covenant Sunday: Success and the Beloved Community
The sermon I preached for Covenant Sunday 2022.
A Second Day at the Fringe
The reviews from our second day at the Fringe.
Since my purpose in visiting London was to conduct research, it only seems reasonable that I offer a blog post about the city’s libraries. I spent time at only a fraction of them. There’s probably well over a half dozen libraries that I could have made use of if I had had more time. But, because I was in the city for only two weeks of archival research, I focused my time on two places, the...