Ecology is the New Theology

September 28, 2014

by Reverend

Michael Dowd

Religion, Dowd claims, has always been about helping people collectively to live in "right relationship to reality." Given today's science-based knowledge and the magnitude of humanity's challenges, ecology is necessarily the new theology and the interdisciplinary study of "big history" is the new Genesis. Those who fail to under-stand that evidence is modern-day scripture, and that the world we live in is an honorable world, betray the future in the most egregious of ways. 

Rev. Michael Dowd is the author of the bestselling, bridge-building book, Thank God for Evolution, which was endorsed by religious leaders across the spectrum.

When the Center Does Not Hold

September 21, 2014

by Reverend

Kathleen Rolenz

In Yeats’s poem, “the Second Coming,” he writes… “Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; mere anarchy is loosed upon the world.” How do we find our center when both our personal and global life feels as if they’re fast unraveling? What religious insight and spiritual practices might help us hold ourselves and our world together?

Opening music is played in it's entirety at the end of the recording


Love Reaches Out

September 14, 2014

by Unitarian Universalist Association President
Peter Morales

Our bright yellow t-shirts proclaim that love takes a stand. And love surely includes acts of compassion and mercy. But love that is profound does more. Love reaches out. What does it mean to reach out in today's world?
The Rev. Peter Morales began his second four-year term as president of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) in June 2013. He administers staff and programs that serve its more than 1,000 member congregations. He also acts as principal spokesperson and minister-at-large for the UUA. Morales, the first Latino president of the UUA, was electedon a platform of growth and multiculturalism. Public witness is central to Morales’s presidency; he is especially passionate about immigration reform and environmental justice. Prior to his election, Morales served as the senior minister at Jefferson Unitarian Church in Golden, Colorado and as UUA Director for District Services. Morales has also served on the UUA Board of Trustees, and on the Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association (UUMA) Executive Committee, as the first person to carry its anti-racism, anti-oppression, multiculturalism portfolio. Before entering the ministry, Morales was a Fulbright lecturer in Spain, a news-paper editor and publisher in Oregon, a Knight International Press Fellow in Peru, and a regional manager in California state government. The Outreach Offering this Sunday will be given to Esperanza, an organization which supports scholarship for Latino/Latina youth.


One is the Loneliest Number

September 7, 2014

by Reverend
Wayne Arnason

As more and more books and articles about “spiritual but not religious people” are published, the debate continues to rage about the value of personal spirituality separated from face to face communities, institutions, and traditions. Mystical experience, personal insight and spiritual well-being are worth seeking, but what are they worth if they can’t be shared?