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.
Rev. Dr. Todd Eklof
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
Some have asked why I’m taking my brief sabbatical in the dead of winter, rather than waiting for summer.
If love, as Fromm says, includes a “sense of responsibility, care, respect, knowledge” of those we love, and if, it is not possible to love others without also loving ourselves, then it is necessary to take responsibility for our own well-being and unfolding. In this sermon we’ll explore some accessible ways of caring for ourselves. … Continued
Our annual candlelight service utilizing traditional Christmas hymns, readings from a variety of religions, and short homilies to help us celebrate the miracle of every birth and the birth of the Universe itself.
Services are held at 9:15 & 11:00 a.m. each Sunday. Grandma doesn’t have to get run over by a reindeer to prove the existence of Santa Claus. Science provides all the clues we need to believe it possible for a man to travel round the world and visit the home of every child in a … Continued
Services are held at 9:15 & 11:00 a.m. each Sunday. In this final sermon of the series, I’ll wrap it up by imagining what the world might look like if human society were to adopt the humanistic ethic, and wonder if we will have an opportunity to get there, to fully mature as a species, … Continued
Services are held at 9:15 & 11:00 a.m. each Sunday. It’s understandable upon learning I’m a minister that most presume I must be a “believer.” Western religion, after all, is almost synonymous with theology. One’s religion, that is, is determined by one’s beliefs about God. These days atheism is becoming increasingly acceptable but being both a minister and an atheist still seems contradictory. In this sermon I’ll wrestle with this contradiction by talking about the evolution of my own theological beliefs.