Preaching and Pulpit Supply
Developing and presenting worship services for a congregation is a profound honor.
I believe theme based worship is effective and soulful. I believe that within every month there should be a sermon that focuses on a call to action and change, introspection that bring us closer to mystery and spirit and a more intellectual sermon (e.g., UU history, theology, neuroscience, etc). I rely strongly on the words (including poetry) and deeds of prophetic women and men as my primary source. I pull in a variety of religious influences in my preaching, Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Sufism and to a lesser extent Christianity. I also include language that is inspirational for our humanists by including scientific sources of mystery and awe in my sermons. Gratitude, forgiveness, welcome and silence/breathing are recurrent sub-themes in worship I lead. I include a message of hope in every sermon. Humor is a part of every sermon I preach.
December 31, 2017 “Theology and Pajamas” presented with lay leaders