You Have Spiritual Gifts (Sermon)

This is an adapted form of the sermon I preached this morning, the Third Sunday after Epiphany. The text I preached on was 1 Corinthians 12:1-12. It's the second week (should have been the third, but ice happened last weekend) of our Stewardship Campaign.  Ruth Bader Ginsburg enrolled in Harvard Law School in 1956. She … Continue reading You Have Spiritual Gifts (Sermon)

Twenty-Six

Ever hear of gematria? Gematria is a method of assigning numerical value to a Hebrew name, word, or phrase based on its letters. The way it works: each letter in the Hebrew alphabet is assigned a number, as follows: aleph = 1 bet = 2 gimel = 3 And so on. Once you reach 9, … Continue reading Twenty-Six

The Beginning of the Birth Pangs

This is an adapted form of the sermon I preached this morning. The gospel text was Mark 13:1-8. I also referred to the other readings as well, Daniel 12:1-3 and Hebrews 10:11-25. When? When? When, O Lord, are the buildings going to fall? When are the wars you predict to come? When will nation rise … Continue reading The Beginning of the Birth Pangs

Oh, the Places You’re Free

This is an adapted form of the sermon I preached today, Reformation Sunday. It was also the occasion of the Confirmation of two of our youth, Erinn and Jared. The gospel reading was John 8:31-36. As part of the sermon, I read aloud from a copyrighted book; instead of printing the book's word's here, I … Continue reading Oh, the Places You’re Free

Name Your Fears

This is an adapted version of the sermon I preached on Sunday, July 1, 2018. The gospel reading was Mark 5:21-43. I'm in the midst of a sermon series called "Words, Words, Words." The second commandment says this: You shall not make wrongful use of the name of the Lord your God. Or, as an … Continue reading Name Your Fears

Yes, And…

This is an adapted form of the sermon I preached this morning, the day called The Holy Trinity. We also celebrated the Sacrament of Holy Baptism with two children this morning. I've changed their first names in this blog, but their middle name is the same. The readings this morning were Isaiah 6:1-8, Romans 8:12-17, … Continue reading Yes, And…

Labyrinth #17: Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Rock Tavern, NY

I enjoy walking labyrinths. Labyrinths are maze-like structures that have been used as spiritual tools for centuries. There are many of them around, and I am in the habit of trying to visit a lot of them. For more information about labyrinths, check out The Labyrinth Society.  On my way home from a retreat at … Continue reading Labyrinth #17: Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Rock Tavern, NY