Category Archives: Sermons

Doubting Thomas Was a UU

The church looked like an octagonal barn, the wood siding weathered grey in the weak March sunlight.  Nestled in the wetlands near Lake Michigan, with native prairie for a front yard, that small, round building sheltered the gathered congregation as … Continue reading

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Life’s Masquerade

As I read the words I wrote over a decade ago, I think this essay perhaps says less about the nature of society, and more about what it felt like to be a teenager.  Has the high school experience changed … Continue reading

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The Fruits of Our Roots

Though I would never have admitted it at the time, when I was growing up I found myself jealous of my Christian friends.  Peeking in from the perspective of an outsider, I saw that they had their mythical creation stories … Continue reading

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Doing Human, Being Justice

In this sermon, we explore the idea of what it means to be human–and how that relates to the dream of building a new church in Wayzata, Minnesota.  From ancient ruins in Turkey to the physiology of the human brain, … Continue reading

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Travel as a Spiritual Practice

In the twisting streets of San Cristobal de las Casas, the mercado assailed my senses—vendors calling out in a multitude of languages, hawking their wares; the sweet stench of decaying fruit mixing with exotic spices; bushels of beans, of rice, … Continue reading

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National Standing on the Side of Love Day

The shooter was a disgruntled trucker who had lost his job and his marriage, and he blamed liberal theology for ruining his life.  He fed his mind with books whose titles read: “Liberalism is a Mental Disorder,” and “Winning the … Continue reading

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Standing on the Side of Love – Sneak Preview

As I am preparing tomorrow’s service for Groveland Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, I have found a wide variety of music and readings that I would like to include. (Granted, I may not be able to fit all of them into one … Continue reading

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