Sermons

SERMONS

Sermons delivered at Community Unitarian Church at White Plains are posted, in revised form, on "The Liberal Pulpit" -- usually in three or more parts.

The links below (click on the title) go to the first part of each series. At the bottom of each post is the link to the subsequent part.

2017

Feb 26. "Mercy Sakes!" (3 parts)
Feb. 19. "Church! Huh! What Is It Good For?" (3 parts)
Feb 5. "The Desertless Life" (3 parts)
Jan 29. "Grace" (3 parts)
Jan 22. "Spirituality of Evolution" (3 parts)
Jan 15. "What Do We Do Now, Dr. King?" (3 parts)
Jan 8. "Mystery" (3 parts)

2016

Dec 11. "God the Adjective" (3 parts)
Dec 4. "God the Verb" (3 parts)
Nov 13. "Liberal Entitlement" (4 parts)
Nov 6. "Evil and Hope" (2 parts)
Oct 16. "On Being a UU Buddhist" (3 parts)
Oct 9. "Cultivating Awe" (3 parts)
Oct 2. "Why Is There Awe?" (3 parts)
Sep 25. "Tribe" (3 parts)
Sep 18. "Covenant" (3 parts)
Sep 4. "Going Into Labor" (3 parts)
Aug 28. "Celebrating Rumi" (2 parts)
Aug 21. "Attain the Good You Will Not Attain" (3 parts)
Jun 12. "The Future Will Judge Us" (3 parts)
Jun 5. "Complexity or Simplicity?" (3 parts)
May 29. "The Gift to be Simple" (3 parts)
May 15. "The Fourth P" (1 part)
May 8. "Bless the World" (3 parts)
May 1. "Beltane and Flower Communion" (1 part)
Apr 24. "What Is Blessing?" (2 parts)
Apr 3. "The Paradox of Generosity" (3 parts)
Mar 27. "Jesus, Zombies, and the Half-Way House of Reason" (3 parts)
Mar 20. "Liberation" (3 parts)
Feb 28. "BLM & UU" (3 parts)
Feb 21. "Desiring Music" (3 parts)
Feb 14. "Desire" (3 parts)
Feb 7. "It Must Be Said (Black Lives Matter II)" (1 part)
Jan 24. "Black Lives Matter I" (1 part)
Jan 17. "Just Mercy" (4 parts)
Jan 10. "Acceptance and Resistance" (3 parts)
Jan 3. "Welcome to Resistance" (3 parts)

2015

Dec 13. "A Hanukkah for Letting Go of Opinions" (3 parts)
Dec 6. "Letting Go" (3 parts)
Nov 8. "Radical Hospitality" (3 parts)
Oct 25. "Timshel: Thou Mayest" (3 parts)
Oct 4. "Wonder of Wonders" (3 parts)
Sep 27. (in Albany) "How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Spirituality" (3 parts)
Sep 20. "Renewal" (3 parts)
Aug. 30. "Poems, Prayers, and Mary Oliver" (1 part) (On TV)
Aug 23. "The Arc of the Moral Universe" (3 parts) (On TV: part 1) (On TV: part 2)
Jun 14. "UU Buddhism" (3 parts)
Jun 7. "Mindfulness" (3 parts)
May 24. "War, Peace, and Remembering" (2 parts) (Printable PDF) (On TV)
May 17. "Queer Theory" (3 parts) (Printable PDF) (On TV)
May 10. "Direct Experience of Transcending Mystery and Wonder" (3 parts) (Printable PDF) (On TV)
Apr 26. "Job and Transcendence" (3 parts)
Apr 19. "The Call to Simplicity" (3 parts)
Apr 12. "Transformation of Self and World" (1 part)
Apr 5. "Easter and Transformation" (2 parts)
Mar 29. "One Hundred Years from Now" (Delivered at Mohegan Lake)(3 parts)
Mar 15. "The Shadow's Gift" (1 part)
Mar 8. "Broken Open" (4 parts)
Mar 1. "The Spiritual Practice of Generosity" (4 parts)
Feb 15. "Instead of Guilt" (4 parts)
Feb 1. "What's Love Got to Do With It?" (4 parts). AUDIO HERE.
Jan 25. "Welcome to Liberal Religion" (4 parts). AUDIO HERE.
Jan 18. "The Spirit of Truth" (4 parts). AUDIO HERE. (Printable PDF) (On TV)
Jan 11. "Income Inequality" (4 parts). AUDIO HERE.
Jan 4. "Service to Transform" (4 parts). AUDIO HERE.

2014

Dec 14. "Hope" (4 parts). AUDIO HERE.
Nov 9. "Forgiveness" (4 parts). AUDIO HERE.
Oct 19. "Gratitude and Its Expression" (4 parts). AUDIO HERE.
Oct 12. "Expanding the Circle" (4 parts). AUDIO HERE.
Oct 5. "Making Friends with Death" (4 parts). AUDIO HERE.
Sep 28. "Reclaiming Prophetic Witness" (4 parts). AUDIO HERE.
Sep 14. "Faith Like a Chalice" (4 parts). AUDIO HERE.
Aug 24. "On the Road" (4 parts)
Aug 10. "Boxes Too Small" (4 parts)
Jun 22. "Intercultural Sensitivity is Hard!" (5 parts)
Jun 15. "Father Earth" (5 parts)
Jun 1. "Happy" (4 parts)
May 11. "Feminist Theology" (4 parts)
May 4. "Mercy v. Justice: When Virtues Collide" (4 parts)
Apr 20. "Easter: The Meadow For Metaphor" (5 parts)
Apr 13. "Freedom: The Half-Won Blessing" (5 parts)
Apr 6. "Congregation-Based Community Organizing" (1 part)
Mar 30. "Friends Along the Path" (4 parts)
Mar 16. "Diremption Redemption" (4 parts)
Mar 9. "The Myth of Scarcity" (5 parts)
Feb 23. "The Natural and Religious History of Compassion" (5 parts)
Feb 9. "The Meaning of Membership" (4 parts)
Feb 2. "Who's In Charge Here?" (4 parts)
Jan 26. "Behind the Kitchen Door" (4 parts)
Jan 19. "Nonviolent Social Change" (3 parts)
Jan 12. "The Ecospiritual Challenge" (4 parts)
Jan 5. "The Ecospiritual Imperative" (5 parts)

2013

Dec 22. "How Unitarians Invented Christmas" (1 part)
Dec 8. "There is No God and She Is Always With You" (3 parts)
Dec 1. "Respond to WHOSE Love?" (4 parts)
Nov 17. "Spiritual Practice" (4 parts)
Nov 10. "Democracy and the Meaning of Life" (4 parts)
Nov 3. "The Interdependent Web of Covenant" (3 parts) AUDIO HERE.
Oct 27. "Why Not Be Evil?" (4 parts). AUDIO HERE.
Oct 20. "Wicked" (4 parts). AUDIO HERE.
Oct 6. "Evil and Sociopathy" (4 parts). AUDIO HERE.
Sep 22. "Vocation: Who Are You?" (5 parts) (On TV)
Sep 15. "Mission: Possible" (5 parts) (Printable PDF)
Aug 25. "Beatnik Celebration" (4 parts) (Printable PDF) (On TV)
Aug 18. "Introducing Liberal Religion?" (5 parts) (Printable PDF) (On TV)
Aug 4. "Anti-Barbies" (4 parts) (Printable PDF) (On TV)
May 5. "How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Spirituality" (6 parts) (Printable PDF) (On TV)
Apr 28. "Blessed Affliction" (4 parts) (Printable PDF) (On TV)

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