So far, I have spoken about two characteristics of resilience. The first revolved around finding others with whom we can freely share our struggles within an atmosphere of non-judging acceptance. The second characteristic of resilience is trying to increase our sense of empowerment though our … read more.
Speaker: Rev. Ed Brock
In harmony with this month’s Soul Matters theme of resilience, I will continue to preach a series of sermons on this subject.
In honor of Black History Month, this Sunday and next, I will include in my remarks the stories of African Americans who … read more.
In harmony with this month’s Soul Matters theme, I will talk about the meaning and importance of integrity in this week’s sermon. I will draw on some ancient and modern resources to help illuminate the significance of integrity for our lives … read more.
This Sunday, I will join many other religious leaders throughout the country in honoring the life and work of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. I will focus on the legacy of his life and work as it … read more.
This Sunday I will talk about the role and meaning of revelation and scripture for traditional religion and how poetry sometimes serves those same purposes. Poets often speak from a perspective outside the normal and common cultural assumptions of society. Some poems convey … read more.
Unitarian Universalist congregations agree to affirm and promote seven Principles. These Principles are not part of a system of doctrine, nor are they religious dogma, but rather guides for living. They provide direction for those of us who choose to participate in an Unitarian Universalist … read more.
This Sunday – a day when we will be welcoming new members – I will discuss the impact of loneliness in our society, the factors that strengthen loneliness, the importance of the church’s social impact, and why it is important to expand the membership of the church.
Our fifth principle states that we affirm and promote “The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large. “
Unitarian Universalist Association of congregations is the most
democratically based religious movement in America. Our Unitarian … read more.
Loss and suffering are inescapable aspects of life. An additional layer of suffering is added to the initial reaction to suffering and loss as we seek to hide our suffering. By hiding our suffering and loss from others, … read more.
One of the lessons of decades of
experience as a minister has been the power of shame in the lives of
individuals, families and groups.
Conversely, experience has also taught me the power of blessing in the lives of individuals, families and groups.
will … read more.