Selected Audio Sermons

The United States of Amnesia

One of the great perks of being white in America is the capacity to forget how whiteness caused black suffering. Denial and distortion of facts is nothing new; but, the past is always present when it comes to race.

Would He Come Here?

The story of the season speaks of the holy infant born in a forlorn land to a wandering couple amid the squalor of a barn. So divinity appears in the most uncommon places, even in our own lives.

Waiting

As the winter holidays approach, daylight diminishes, days are shorter and temperatures are (somewhat) cooler. It is a season of anticipation. So we wait for warmth, for light, for … what?

Gratitude for the Drama of Life

Two separate passages from the work of Annie Dillard – together with what might be thought an unlikely source – have got me to thinking about the meaning of “thanks-giving.”  The unlikely source?  Well, come find out!

Healing: Becoming Whole

Perhaps healing and curing are not the same. One can become whole even when a cure is not possible. Is spiritual healing in the practice of our free faith?

Is There Sex in Heaven?

What do Unitarian Universalists think about the afterlife? Do we believe in one – and, if so, what would it be like? This being the day of our annual UNICEF Halloween carnival, everyone is invited to wear a costume to church. And – bonus – Emerson’s Intergenerational Orchestra will play!

At Home in the Wilderness

The wilderness is uncertain, and getting through it can seem confusing as the comforts of routine are left behind. But the wilderness and desert experiences of our lives can be a time of exploration and discovery. As we begin our ministry together, we’ll explore the joys of the journey.