Beyond being a mere source of entertainment, how can the vocal arts foster community health and personal fulfillment? We will explore the voice as an instrument of the body, shaped by breath, equipping us with emotional agility, power, and expression.
The Doctrine of Original Sin, which claims we are all born fallen, broken, even evil, to begin with, may not be something all of us profess to believe anymore, but western society has been so influenced by this idea that most of us instinctively presume it’s true.
Life is a journey, and along the way we get wounded, make mistakes, change, and, hopefully, grow. What prevents us from moving along and growing is avoiding pain, wallowing in regret, and refusing to let go.
This is a version of the sermon I delivered to our Partner Church in Felsőrákos, Romania during my visit there last August. Eastern European Unitarianism remains a Christian denomination, minus a belief in the Trinity, of course.
Ordinary individuals today have the power to transform the world in unprecedented ways. Each one of us has the power to accomplish dreams that were unimaginable just a short time ago. But old paradigms about the way things once were, are still holding us back from the mind-bending power that has been placed at our … Continued
The General Assemblies of the late 1960’s were hotly contested events, particularly as the Unitarian Universalist Association was deciding how to respond to the rising Black Power movement. In honor of Black History Month we will take a look at this period of our history, focusing on the tensions and traumas embodied in the controversy, … Continued
Our three-week series on economics culminates with play? In this multigeneraltional worship, we act out out abundance and cooperation and invite our children joyfully into the game of life
In an environment of rapid technological change and economic turmoil, 18th century American Universalist Hosea Ballou preached a theology of abundance that disrupted the harm caused by Calvinist ideas. In this second sermon of Isabel’s three-week series on economics, we bring Ballou’s insights into the 21st century. Together we explore what it means to practice … Continued
We are taught the myth of scarcity throughout our lives. It’s reinforces by our daily challenges and the depressing news cycle. But who is served by our preoccupation with the not-enoughness in our lives? Will we get anywhere with technical solutions? Isabel speaks about her quest to master the science of scarcity – economics – … Continued
Some have asked why I’m taking my brief sabbatical in the dead of winter, rather than waiting for summer.