This is an opportunity to ask questions regarding topics Rev. Eklof has or hasn’t spoken about from the pulpit. As a Sunday service, he will not address church business matters during this time, but does enjoy fielding a wide range of thoughtful questions.
Speaker: Rev. Dr. Todd Eklof
The latest assault against liberalism began in the 1980s and so successfully defamed the word that today even liberals avoid calling themselves such. Yet liberalism is the only ideology that has proven to advance society and the individual throughout human history. In this sermon we’ll … read more.
In the movies, zombies are portrayed as mindless, soulless corpses. Dangerous as they are, they can be killed without regret or remorse. This is so because, as creatures without consciousness, few would argue that their “lives” have any value. Fictional as it is, the zombie … read more.
In attempting to explain what Unitarian Universalism is about, many these days might turn to our Seven Principles. But these principles, some of which are more memorable than others, weren’t adopted until the mid-1980s. Their origins can be traced all the way back to the … read more.
Our church was the first to call Rev. John H. Dietrich to a Unitarian Pulpit (in 2011) and is where he first began calling himself a Humanist. Dietrich went on to become an original signer of The Humanist Manifesto (1933) and, later, the Father of … read more.
There have been few, if any, generations in modern history who have felt mostly positive about the direction the world is heading, even though the world, by many markers, continues to improve. We are pessimistic creatures by nature. Today, many feel things are worse than … read more.
Liberal religion in North America has struggled to thrive, and sometimes just to survive, since its arrival more than 200 years ago. Today, liberal religion, as we know it, manifested in the Unitarian Universalists Association and its member congregations, is going the way of the … read more.
Liberal values should not be taken for granted. It was relatively recently that people first conceived of them, yearned for them, and began to believe they should be the basis or our societies, relationships, and ethics. We are at our best when they are at … read more.
I have loved puppets all my life and they still hold the same magic for me as when I was a child. Along with the magic comes wonder: wonder about the multifarious nature of the human psyche, about the power of imagination, and about our … read more.
Drug addict. Mentally ill. Criminal. These are some of the stereotypes often associated with those who are homeless. While they may be true of some, they have never been true of all. One of the greatest causes of homelessness is poverty, yet when we see … read more.