The Singularity and Me:Reflections on My Recent Class at Singularity University

Services are held at 9:15 & 11:00 a.m. each Sunday. Upon delivering this sermon I will have freshly returned from a weeklong class at Singularity University on, “Preparing Global Leaders & Organizations for the Future.” The course promises to help students, “Explore the opportunities and implications of exponential technologies and connect to a global ecosystem that is shaping the future and solving the world’s most urgent problems.”

What Are We Fighting For?

Services are held at 9:15 & 11:00 a.m. each Sunday. As we recuperate from election season, it’s time to take stock. Setting aside strategy for a moment, what are our core values? Is fighting really the best metaphor? Today, while the nation observes Veterans Day, our children are learning about Indigenous Peoples Day. In worship, we consider the juxtaposition of gratitude for those who have fought for democracy and sorrow for the devastating consequences of militarization. As caring people making our way in a complex world, we rededicate ourselves to the individual and collective work of justice.

The Wisdom to Know the Difference: Distinguishing between What We Can and Can’t Control

Services are held at 9:15 & 11:00 a.m. each Sunday. In this sermon we’ll more closely examine the “dichotomy of control,” a fundamental principle of Stoic philosophy. The first line of Reinhold Niebuhr’s Serenity Prayer is familiar to most; “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.” Often it is knowing the difference that is the most important and most difficult of all.