Watch and listen to the sermon on Facebook: I cannot, in good conscience, offer you this sermon today without pointing out that I am a white woman in 2017 speaking to you about the lived experience of a Black woman in 1946. I am claiming her story in the fulfillment of my work, using … [Read more…]
Listen to the sermon here: We Were Made For This or watch and listen to the sermon on Facebook I’ve gotten lots of questions about what today’s sermon will be about. I’ve deflected all of them — partly because, well, I wanted people to show up. And partly because, I think, I wasn’t sure where … [Read more…]
Listen to the sermon here: We Are Groot Or, watch and listen to the sermon on Facebook When I was initially working on this sermon, as evidenced by the description of the worship service from January, I thought the focus should be more on our first principle, the inherent worth and dignity of every person. … [Read more…]
Watch and listen to the sermon on Facebook The Book of Revelation. It’s a letter written by a person who called themselves John, meant for seven communities in Asia that had gathered around a belief in Jesus Christ. Unlike today, when Christian identity is linked with power and empire, Christian communities (even before they were … [Read more…]
Listen to the sermon here: We Ask the Church Or, watch and listen to the sermon on Facebook I used to be a screenwriter. Almost ten years ago, the Writers Guild of America went on strike, right when my career was about to take off. I’d sold a project to a big studio AND it … [Read more…]
On July 10th, 2016, in response to a devastating week in the news cycle, the shared leadership of the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashville decided to change the worship service the day before it happened. Watch and listen to Jason’s sermon interspersed with the readings he asked me to do.
This is the text of a homily given at First Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashville on August 30th, 2015. Alicia Garza, Patrice Cullors, Opal Tometi created #BlackLivesMatter as a call to action after the loss of Trayvon Martin, and after witnessing how he was put on trial instead of his attacker. They could clearly see that something new … [Read more…]