A compelling teaching from the Epistle of James reads, “Removing action from faith is like removing breath from a body. All you have left is a corpse.” Religious progressives have allowed the faith narrative in Texas to be dominated by an extreme vocal sect of one religion. No wonder our state is on life support!! Come hear why breathing UU faith into the body politic will literally transform us from a near death experience into a state of living, loving souls!
Emersonians talk about what they get out of making music and how music is a component of their spirituality.
Bill Hammons, Stephen Lipp, David Nielsen and Bill Tackett
Fifty years ago this month, we achieved that “giant leap for humanity” as Neil Armstrong walked on the moon. This accomplishment took the combined efforts of forty thousand people – people bringing their individual skills and passions together to achieve a common goal. What’s our next giant leap?
On this 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots (the symbolic beginning of the gay rights movement), we consider why remembering this event is important. We will also consider whether “Gay Pride” has outlived its purpose and whether there might be a spiritual component to “Gay Pride'”.
Dr. Seuss pondered “How did it get so late so soon?” In this farewell sermon, we’ll consider how time might be more than the mere progression of days, an invitation to a deeper experience of life.
What is home? Is it a place or is it a person or group of people? For everyone it is different. The home we all have in common is Earth. How are we connected to the elements and to the other life that call this beautiful blue-green planet home?
Ralph Waldo Emerson told us, “Friendship demands a religious treatment.” In this sermon guest minister the Rev. Dr. Colin Bossen will offer of a spirituality of friendship that draws upon Unitarian Universalism Transcendentalist roots. Dr. Bossen currently serves as the interim senior minister of the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston. His blog can be found at www.colinbossen.com.
Dr. Bossen and Rev. Becky are exchanging pulpits this Sunday. Becky will be in the pulpit at First UU while Dr. Bossen graces the Emerson pulpit.
Summertime – and the living is easy . . . Or so the song goes. Perhaps when the temperature soars and the humidity rises is a good time to cultivate the virtues of being useless and to ask ourselves, “what Gods are we serving?”
We get used to routine and resist change. But perhaps our lives are works in progress. Perhaps each of us is evolving toward a fuller expression of whatever it is we are supposed to be.