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Weekly podcasts of sermons delivered at First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin. Together we nourish souls, transform lives, and do justice to build the Beloved Community. We are an inclusive liberal religious and spiritual community. We support each individual's search for meaning and purpose and join together to help create a world filled with compassion and love. All are welcome without the distinction of race, class, gender, sexual orientation or creed. Please visit us on the web a ...
 
First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco Sunday worship service. Home of liberal spirituality for over 150 years, the Society welcomes people of all racial and religious backgrounds. Our Congregation includes gay, straight, transgendered, and questioning people. More information is available at www.uusf.org.
 
Arlington Street Church, Unitarian Universalist, gathers in love and service for justice and peace. Since 1729, we've followed the path of our progressive spiritual roots. The sermon podcast from Arlington Street Church delivers our weekly sermon to listeners around the world. Visit us online for the text of each sermon---and many others---as well as extensive information about our congregation.
 
Sunday service recordings from the UU Church of Urbana-Champaign, Illinois (UUCUC). Unitarian Universalism is a progressive, liberal religion that embraces theological diversity. Unitarian Universalist congregations include atheists, agnostics, and believers, and do not share a creed, but are unified by a shared search for truth and meaning in our lives. The roots of Unitarian Universalism are in liberal Christianity, specifically Unitarianism and Christian Universalism. From these tradition ...
 
First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco Sunday worship service. Home of liberal spirituality for over 150 years, the Society welcomes people of all racial and religious backgrounds. Our Congregation includes gay, straight, transgendered, and questioning people. More information is available at www.uusf.org.
 
We are brave, curious, and compassionate thinkers and doers. We are diverse in faith, ethnicity, history and spirituality, but aligned in our desire to make a difference for the good. We have a track record of standing on the side of love, justice, and peace. We have radical roots and a history as self-motivated spiritual people: we think for ourselves and recognize that life experience influences our beliefs more than anything. Visit us at https://www.uuman.org
 
Autism is my super blessing! I'm a high-school valedictorian, college graduate, world traveler, disability advocate. I'm a Unitarian Universalist. I'm a Progressive Liberal. I'm about equal rights, human rights, civil & political rights, & economic, social, &cultural rights. I do servant leadership, boundless optimism, & Oneness/Wholeness. I'm good naked & unashamed! I love positive personhood, love your neighbor as yourself, and do no harm! I'm also appropriately inappropriate! My self-rati ...
 
Welcome to “Making Footprints not Blueprints”, a regular podcast about matters philosophical and religious. My name is Andrew James Brown and, despite being myself an atheistically inclined free-thinker, I’m also the minister to the Unitarian Church in the city of Cambridge, UK.The title of this podcast is borrowed from the philosopher Herbert Fingarette (1921-2018) who, in his book, “The Self in Transformation” (Basic Books, New York 1963), offered us studies that were “outcomes rather than ...
 
Audio recordings, at your convenience. Nurture your spirit. Unitarian Universalism draws from the teachings of the major world religions and appeals to people from a diversity of traditions. At the core of our faith are a set of principles that reflect values, rather than dogma. Our religious beliefs vary. For both the heart and the mind, Shelter Rock offers engaging worship, religious education, opportunities for social action, a breadth of extraordinary music, and a community of caring, cu ...
 
The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Elkhart (UUFE) is a welcoming community encouraging religious freedom, nurturing individual spiritual and ethical growth, celebrating diversity, and promoting a just and sustainable world. Located in Elkhart, Indiana, UUFE is a religious and/or spiritual "home" for individuals and families throughout the Michiana area - drawing its membership from Elkhart, South Bend, Mishawaka, Bristol, Goshen, Middlebury, Edwardsburg, and the list goes on.
 
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"The Perfect Body and the Ladder" Sunday, July 3, 10:50 am, Worship Service Livestream "The Perfect Body and the Ladder" is about the personal and the political uses of the body, timed perfectly to rebroadcast as we prepare to unveil our sweet bodies in the lighter clothes and freedom of summer. It's a lovely service and we invite you to sit with t…
 
"The Perfect Body and the Ladder" Sunday, July 3, 10:50 am, Worship Service Livestream "The Perfect Body and the Ladder" is about the personal and the political uses of the body, timed perfectly to rebroadcast as we prepare to unveil our sweet bodies in the lighter clothes and freedom of summer. It's a lovely service and we invite you to sit with t…
 
Groveway Community Group is an organization in the heart of Roswell that has been here for over 80 years, serving unmet – but important – needs. Groveway Community is an historically Black community in Roswell that dates back to the 1800’s. Gail Bohanan speaks from our pulpit about the history of the community, some from personal experience, and of…
 
This sermon is from a service that was streamed on June 19, 2022 and led by Rev. Emily Gage. The theme for June is Celebrating Blessings. To read about our theme-based ministry, please visit http://www.unitytemple.org/faith-development/soul-connections on our website. To see a video of this complete service, click HERE. For information about how to…
 
Rev. Matt Alspaugh gives the presentation. Richard Rohr, a Christian theologian, calls out conventional Christianity on its attachment to ‘original sin’ versus an alternative concept of ‘original blessing.’ He notes that “the words ‘original sin’ are not in the New Testament. Yet the Church became so preoccupied with the fly in the ointment, the fl…
 
Rev. Chris Jimmerson's sermon delivered on June 19, 2022. In 1989, psychologist and researcher Dr. Carol Ryff developed her six-factor model of psychological well being, which she has updated and many others have validated since. The model focuses on how we might not only cope, but thrive. Might these six factors also apply with our spirituality, a…
 
"Myth 1. Black Nonbelievers Don’t Exist The general population is well aware of the existence of atheists by now. Dawkins, Harris, and other prominent white atheists have made sure of that. But black atheists make up less than 0.5% of the black population in the US and a very small proportion of the atheist population. Though logic dictates that bl…
 
On July 3, the eve of our nation's birthday, Max Ochs led a service titled: "I HEAR AMERICA SINGING". With help from some gifted UUCA musicians, using a pastiche of folksongs and readings from Mark Twain, Abraham Lincoln, Sophia L. Fahs, Reed Whittemore, and others, Max offers his vision of The America I Believe In. Max Ochs began his association w…
 
Liberal religion in general and Humanism in particular have come in for a lot of criticism for being “individualistic.” This is a misunderstanding concerning what individual conscience means in the context of communal action. As the philosopher John Dewey put it, “A democracy is more than a form of government; it is primarily a mode… Read More »Ind…
 
“Jesusism is the teachings of Jesus in distinction to the teachings of mainstream Christianity. In particular, the term is often contrasted with Pauline Christianity and mainstream church dogma of Nicene Christianity. Flanagan defines Jesusism as the "message" of Jesus and notes that he "call[s] it 'Jesusism' because most Christian Churches do not …
 
“Sometimes, atheism is seen as a whites-only club by black people and in the United States, African American history, slavery and the civil rights movement are all closely tied to Christianity. Religion has very much become part of the tradition of black history and culture. Even when there is a strong atheist or secular humanist movement in the Af…
 
“Childfree adults are speaking out more and more these days about discrimination, and while this murmur growing to a small uproar is actually a surprise to many who didn't realize the discrimination existed, consider the following real life examples:A young male professor recently contacted me, asking for advice on dealing with discrimination in hi…
 
“I am a Buddhist Humanist, I’m a Secular Buddhist, and a Humanistic Buddhist. “Secular Buddhism is a non-dogmatic way of understanding and practicing Buddhism.” “Secular Buddhism takes a pragmatic approach to explain and apply Buddhist teachings and is based on humanist values. I practice/teach Secular Buddhism because it makes the most sense to me…
 
The religious definitions of “absolute truth” and “absolute certainty” are rejected by me because there is no scientific confirmation for these pious concepts. 17 Cognitive Distortions to Know: Magnification/minimization: Magnifying the negative andminimizing the positive.2. Should/must statements: Subjective demands of how thingsshould or must be.…
 
“2. You spend more time talking about what you are against, not what you are for.Pharisees love to argue. They love to spend their time convincing others that they are wrong. If they had to list the actions and issues they are against, the pencil would run out of lead. But turn around and ask them to list what they are for, and the pencil would not…
 
“They are:-Magnifying mistakes-Overuse of “should” statements-Black-and-white thinking-Double standards-Believing life is fair and people deserve what they get.-Control fallacy-Change fallacy-Assuming they are always right (inability to exhibit healthy self doubt)-Heaven’s reward fallacy-The *opposite* of the self-serving bias — thinking they are o…
 
“Yeah, yeah. Claiming Christianity is akin to an abuser is incendiary — but where is the lie?Let’s take a quick look at the beliefs Christianity espouses — at least how it is applied in this white, Western, patriarchal society (i.e.: ours):1) You are a born sinner (rotten from the very beginning). 2) No one else can love you as much as God does — a…
 
An amendment to the Kansas Constitution on the ballot for the August primary would explicitly end abortion as a constitutional right. Dr. Melinda Lavon, owner of Bloom Midwifery in Lawrence, will examine the implications of this vote. (Note: this presentation was recorded May 29, 2022, prior to the announcement of the Supreme Court decision to […] …
 
The full text of this podcast can be found in the transcript of this edition or at the following link: https://andrewjbrown.blogspot.com/2022/04/god-does-not-exist-but-god-may-happen.html Please feel to post any comments you have about this episode there. Music, "New Heaven", written by Andrew J. Brown and played by Chris Ingham (piano), Paul Higgs…
 
In our first installment of a two part series on democracy and patriotism, Rev. Edwin Robinson was set to speak on being black in America. In light of Roe being overturned only 2 days prior to this service, the subject matter understandably expanded.By First Unitarian Church of Dallas - Rev. Edwin Robinson
 
"The challenge for secularism For many people, religion does provide a sense of community and a source of consolation when a great loss occurs in their lives. If secularism is to replace religion, it will have to provide those same benefits. It is therefore important that secularists come together to provide that same sense of community and support…
 
This message was delivered on Sunday, June 29, 2022 at All Souls Unitarian Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma by Randy Lewis. Description: This Sunday, Randy Lewis, Sabbatical Minister reflects on the enduring meaning of LBGTQ Pride in America and in his own life, and leads us to think more dynamically about cultural progress in our current age, when the Su…
 
With Special Guest Speaker, Leika Lewis-Cornwell! With the climate and weather, ongoing waves of pandemic, court decisions, and other justice issues, sometimes it seems like the same experience over and over again. So how do we keep going--and growing--when it can be so easy to feel stuck? Music will be provided by Joshua Long and the UUCA Ensemble…
 
"DECLARE that: 1. The possibility of having pleasurable and safe sexual experiences free of discrimination, coercion, and violence is a fundamental part of sexual health and well-being for all; 2. Access to sources of sexual pleasure is part of human experience and subjective well-being; 3. Sexual pleasure is a fundamental part of sexual rights as …
 
Our monthly theme is “Celebrating Blessings.” None of us likes the state of the nation at the moment but looking back at where we’ve been is cause for celebration. Note: I will talk about progressive successes and look a bit more closely at how difficult those actually were for those involved. History glosses over the… Read More »Look Back Once In …
 
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The full text of this podcast can be found in the transcript of this edition or at the following link: https://andrewjbrown.blogspot.com/2022/06/founding-true-commonwealth-upon-real.html Please feel to post any comments you have about this episode there. Music, "New Heaven", written by Andrew J. Brown and played by Chris Ingham (piano), Paul Higgs …
 
"Tons of research has been done into different types of fantasies, preferences, and sexual desires, and there is no simple answer for why people like the things they do. Human beings and our brains are complex. Some of the reasons that have been suggested for why people enjoy CNC play include: Escaping from the guilt society places on women in part…
 
“Skeptic” today usually means someone who doubts the truth of religious and other supernatural or “paranormal” beliefs, typically on rationalist grounds. (‘Skeptic’ also has a special philosophical meaning: someone who rejects or is skeptical with regard to all claims to knowledge). “Secularists” believe that laws and public institutions (for examp…
 
"Similarly, Marlowe emails performers an extensive checklist of sex acts before shooting. She has performers indicate hard limits, which are “things the performer absolutely does not want to do,” like anal or choking. Then there are soft limits, which are subtler preferences—like being slapped on only one side of the face or with the intensity of n…
 
"Etymology The term agnosticism comes from a conjunction of the Greek prefix "a," meaning "without," and gnosis, meaning "knowledge." Thus, the term refers quite explicitly to the agnostic's deficit in knowledge regarding the divine. The term "agnostic" is relatively new, having been introduced by Thomas Huxley in 1869 to describe his personal phil…
 
I appeared in an advertisement for NDSS. "Many NDSS researchers contributed to the map of chromosome 21, which was the first to be mapped as part of the Human Genome Project due to the relatively low number of genes on the chromosome. NDSS created Changing Lives: Down Syndrome and the Health Care Professional, which aimed to educate physicians, nur…
 
Our summer series of lay-led/guest speakers rolls along with GPB's own Orlando Montoya in the pulpit. He enlightens us about the life of Conrad Aiken (1898-1973), one of Georgia’s greatest writers, a Unitarian, and highly influenced by his father and grandfather. You'll also hear our Music Director Alex Pietsch's original piece "I Never Knew You" (…
 
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