Sermons

This Is Our Time
In the wake of reports of dozens of assaults on unarmed people of color, those who seek Beloved Community must recognize that now is our time. Now is the time to be comrades in the struggle for racial and economic justice.

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of McMinnville, Oregon. 18 January 2015
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Forget Your Perfect Offering — The Myth of Wholeness
Akhilandeshvari, the little-known Hindu Goddess, is called, “The Goddess Who is Never-Not-Broken.” We too are never-not-broken. Along with Akhilandeshvari, Leonard Cohen reminds us that cracks, the cracks in everything, are how the light gets in.

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of McMinnville, Oregon. 19 October 2014
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The Breath of Our Ancestors
We are the perfect expression of all that has gone before us. Our ancestors of blood and of spirit make us who we are today. How do we honor them, while recognizing that we want to make the world a better place than we found it?

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of McMinnville, Oregon. 15 June 2014
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Inside Out
Using the image of the Baptism of Jesus, we consider the inner journey “into the desert.”

First Unitarian Church of Portland, Portland, OR. 29 December 2013
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The Perfection of Imperfection
“Internships should be more about learning and risk-taking and less about success and security.” My journey of imperfection in my internship with the First Unitarian Church of Portland, OR.

First Unitarian Church of Portland, Portland, OR. 29 June 2014
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The Stories Our Bodies Tell
We are all embodied—we have and living in and with bodies. How do we—as Unitarian Unitarians—include people whose bodies tell different stories from our own? How do we welcome?

First Unitarian Church of Portland, Portland, OR. 13 October 2013
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Cells in the Body of God
Interdependence is the only game in the Universe, and it is a team sport! How do we experience our connectedness with All that Is?

All Souls Church, Unitarian, Washington, DC. 05 August 2012
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Preaching a goodbye sermon

Outer Light, Inner Light
Contemplating lessons of the summer sun. The light above reflects the light within.

All Souls Church, Unitarian, Washington, DC. 24 June 2012
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Becoming an Earth-Worshipper
Our culture worships idols of money and power. Perhaps it’s time to choose a different object of worship: Earth Herself.

All Souls Church, Unitarian, Washington, DC. 03 June 2012
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Reflections on a Warm Spring

Unitarian Universalist Church of Accotink, Burke, VA, 01 April 2012
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The Big Picture

Sugarloaf Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Germantown, MD, 02 October 2011
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Religion and Spirit in the Chalice and Flame

Unitarian Universalist of Sterling, Sterling, VA. 17 July 2011
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The Sun Within 

Unitarian Universalist Church of Silver Spring, Silver Spring, MD, 26 June 2011

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