Homily: Radical Hope in Revelatory Times This time in history feels very precarious. Not only are there many unknowns as always but, especially in this country, we seem to be hovering at the edge of a precipice, at risk of falling into an abyss. What are the pathways and strategies to regain our balance and move away from the cliff toward … Read More
“An Honest Reckoning” Rev. Rick Hoyt-McDaniels
November 27, 2022 10:00 AM, In-person and via Zoom I like to say that Unitarian Universalism is a “reality-based” religion. I mean both that we honor science and are skeptical of supernaturalism, and also that we wish to build our faith from the truth, even if it’s a hard truth. The American Thanksgiving holiday is a good example of how … Read More
November 13, 2022, “We Are the Heretics”, Rev. Rick Hoyt-McDaniels
The UU historian Earl Morse Wilbur named the core principles of Unitarian Universalism as “Reason, Freedom, and Tolerance.” Freedom means freedom of thought, freedom of speech, freedom to choose. Both the Unitarian and Universalist theologies were named heresies by the early Christian church. The freedom to counter orthodoxies is a cherished part of who we are.