Rev. Dr. Todd Eklof

Todd Off: Archived Online Service

Rev. Eklof is off. We offer a recommended service from our archive. Please go to our watch services page and select the June 9, 2019 from the archive listing: Return to Big Eden, Rev. Dr, Todd Eklof

Philosophical Practice

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Although it’s been around thousands of years, most people still don’t understand what philosophy is and how it’s applicable to our lives. In this sermon we’ll discuss some of the practical ways that philosophy can add meaning and guidance in daily living.

Personal Evolutions: Ways in Which I’ve Changed During the Past Nine Years

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Everyone changes over the years, some only in the smallest of ways and more reluctantly than others. For me life remains an exciting quest for truth, meaning, and fulfillment and I strive to embrace the changes around me and encourage changes in myself. During this sermon I’ll discuss some of the ways I think I’ve changed since first coming to UUCS.

Revolution and the Humanistic Ethic

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There’s a subtle difference between being a true revolutionary and just a rebel, but the difference is important. The true revolutionary struggles in causes greater than oneself and is concerned with truly improving the wellbeing of all people, even at one’s own expense. In this sermon we’ll consider why keeping the humanistic ethic central in our work for justice is crucial to its success.

Todd Off: Archived Online Service

Rev. Eklof is off. Due to the coronavirus, we will not have a guest speaker at this time but will have a recommended service from our archive.

Todd’s Decalogue: What Would I Write if I Wrote the Ten Commandments?

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Believe it or not, I like the Ten Commandments and think the world would be a better place if we followed them. Still, their greater meaning easily gets lost outside their historical context and so they could use some tweaking.

The UU Exorcist

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Unitarians don’t usually believe in demons, let alone exorcisms. In liberal religion we’re not concerned with casting out demons, but we do our best to cast off demonization.

The Pseudonymous Writings of Kahlil Gibran: On Earth

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The cherished wisdom of Kahlil’s Gibran’s 1923 classic, The Prophet, returns just in time for Earth Day in his recently discovered pseudonymous writing about our relations with nature and the environment.

On Being Stupid

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Being stupid isn’t considered much of a compliment, but is should be! Unlike other insults to one’s intelligence, the etymology of stupid refers to a posture of humility and curiosity in our thinking. Being stupid is never popular, because questioning popular beliefs isn’t popular. But it is, nevertheless, a position thinking people should strive for.