The Buddha taught that we should have compassion for all sentient beings including those creatures that are hostile to human life. Indigenous people of this continent teach that we should have reverence for all life, the two legged, the four legged, the feathered, the furry … read more.
Speaker: Rev Chris Buice
You might not expect to hear a sermon about “salvation” on Pride Weekend in a Unitarian Universalist church since the word has so often been used as a weapon against marginalized people. The word salvation is found frequently in the Bible but it doesn’t always … read more.
Ready or not the High Holy Days of the Jewish calendar are upon us. This is the time of year when we are asked to practice self-examination, seek forgiveness and make amends. Is there anyone we need to ask for forgiveness? Is there anything we … read more.
The poet Robert Browning wrote that our dreams should exceed our grasp “or what’s a heaven for.” What are your dreams? What is your mission in life? What goals do you want to accomplish in the time you have here on earth? This morning we … read more.
It has been said that Unitarian Universalists believe in one God, at the most. With a tip of the hat to Karen Armstrong’s book A History of God we will reflect on the history of God in Unitarian Universalism from early Christian rejection of the … read more.
When Tom Innes was leading the Personal Beliefs and Commitments Class, he counseled us against the “Big Jug/little mug” theory of religion and education, the idea that the teacher (Big Jug) possesses all the knowledge and dispenses wisdom to students (little mugs) who are empty … read more.
What can the Protestant Reformation teach us about consent as it applies to both spirituality and sexuality? Surprisingly a whole lot! One of the great gifts we offer our children at TVUUC is comprehensive sexuality education through the Our Whole Lives program where they learn … read more.
The major religions of the West, Judaism, Christianity and Islam, came out of desert environments were water was scarce. Thus seeking and finding water becomes a major metaphor for our spiritual journeys. This Sunday we will draw wisdom from both East and West the way … read more.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu won the Nobel Peace Prize for his work to end aparthied in South Africa. He is world famous for his efforts to combat bias, bigotry and racism. What you may not know is that he was also a champion LGBTQIA rights who … read more.
Some religions teach we only have one lifetime to get it right with eternal heaven or everlasting hell waiting for us at the end. Traditional Buddhists believe in reincarnation which means we have more than one lifetime to get it right. Indeed, the Jataka Tales … read more.