Upon recently reading Extraterrestrial: The First Sign of Intelligent Life Beyond Earth, Harvard theoretical physicist Avi Loeb’s 2021 book, I began thinking about some of the things humans know that intelligent life throughout the Universe must also know. So, in this sermon, we’ll consider some … read more.
Speaker: Rev. Dr. Todd Eklof
This is a sermon I usually give in July, at the start of a new church year, but had forgotten about until now. So, I’ll take this opportunity to reflect upon some of my sermons from last year that have most influenced me.
I had intended to give this sermon a few years ago, when I was being pressured to stop talking about my concerns regarding our liberal religion. I didn’t because another national crisis emerged that I felt compelled to address instead. I’ve decided to do so … read more.
In this sermon I’ll reflect a bit about my own theological journey, including how I came to call myself an atheist and what the term means to me.
During his final service with us before his unexpected death, church member Owen Muir asked me, “Instead of answering our questions, what question would you like to ask us?” It was a good question and took me a few moments to ponder. I finally responded, … read more.
In the science fiction film, Ready Player One, the creator of a virtual world says, “Reality is the only thing that’s real.” It makes good sense, but philosophy, which has given much thought to the perennial question of reality, isn’t so sure. In this sermon … read more.
Aikido best translates, “The Way of Harmony.” Although it is widely considered a martial art, Aikido is a philosophy of life that can be put into practice by anyone. In this sermon, we’ll consider its underlying movements and how they can be meaningful in our … read more.
The entire world is suddenly living in a new reality that most of us still don’t realize, which has led to much anxiety, denial, and hostility. What is the nature and evidence of this new reality, what are the ramifications or our resistance to it, … read more.
In this sermon, I’ll discuss the significance of Unitarianism’s historic values, the state of Unitarian Universalism today, and, based upon outcomes at its most recent General Assembly, the possibilities for its future.
This is an opportunity to ask me questions regarding topics I have or haven’t spoken of from the pulpit. Although I won’t engage in church business in this setting, I do enjoy a wide range of thoughtful questions.