As we celebrate Pride Weekend and continue our commitment to creating a world that values and protects the rights of all people, especially those of us who are LGBTQ, we do so with a bigger, brighter vision of what human society can be.
Rev. Dr. Todd Eklof
Some are predicting the advances made in the next five years will make those in the past few decades look like we’ve been standing still.
Today we take the fact of our own identity as “self” evident, if you’ll pardon the pun. But sociology and psychology consider identity as a relatively modern development, suggesting there was a time when individuals saw themselves only as part of a larger collective
When virtual reality technology becomes almost indistinguishable from non-virtual reality, I predict many of us will start questioning the meaning and nature of reality, which is a good thing to do.
People have always lived in fear, whether of hungry predators or other humans posing a threat to our family-troops and tribes, or the angry gods expressing themselves through natural disasters and plagues, or the horror of oppressive governments, foreign invaders, and warfare
Just a little bit goes a long way. The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. No act of kindness is too small. We hear an awful lot about seeing the big picture, visioning, and long-term planning
This is an opportunity for me to field a few questions regarding topics you’d like me to address or go deeper into. I always enjoy the opportunity to think on my feet!
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.