Worship and Ritual
As the key element of any worship service, a sermon has to be engaging and
meaningful. It must resonate with as many of the people who are listening as possible. Above all, I strive for my
sermons to contain a spiritual message that can be taken home after the service, one that will contain a piece of my
own spirituality, a part of my own ground of being.
The following links will take you to my recent sermons at The First Parish in Lincoln, Massachusetts. and at Granite
Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Prescott, Arizona.
I have also preached at several other UU congregations, and I have the preaching skills to deliver a meaningful sermon
regardless of the prevailing theological atmosphere of the congregation.
Below are audio recordings of sermons I’ve given over the past year to various congregations.
- Steadfast in Love – November 4, 2018
- Social Justice as Spiritual Practice – October 21, 2018
- Take The Bread – Granite Peak UU Congregation – September 16, 2018
- Words of the Prophets – September 9, 2018
- A Time to Reap – September 2, 2018
- Coming Out – June 3, 2018
“Imagine what it would be like if you had to hide the very essence of who you
were from everyone…”
- Blue Boat Home – May 6, 2018
How a simple hymn can describe a lifetime’s spiritual journey.
- When Grace Lifts Us Up – March 29, 2018
Learning the meaning of humility by serving those in need.
- All You Can Eat – March 18, 2018
How can there be so much hunger among so much abundance? Why does so much of nature’s bounty end up in a landfill when so many people go without food? This sermon explores the spiritual response to the nation’s food inequities.
- The Bus Stops Here – February 18, 2018
Better we eat the fruit of the tree of knowledge than to remain in the Garden
of Eden if we are to work for diversity and anti-oppression. In this sermon, I challenged the congregation to explore their whiteness and ways to embrace diversity in the local schools, community, and church.
- Resolutions We Can Keep – January 7, 2018
Instead of the usual New Year resolutions, perhaps we should focus on seeing
those among us who are hidden in plain sight, including victims of abuse.
- Finding Peace – December 3, 2017
How forgiveness as a spiritual practice can lead to healing of the self. In
this sermon, I explored some of the issues from my family background that required me to work on my own capacity to forgive. ”Mirror, mirror, on the wall, I am my mother, after all.”
- All Saints or All Kinds? – October 29, 2017
I have also officiated at weddings, child dedications, and memorial services. Each service is unique and reflects the individual needs and circumstances of the participants.