As we head toward time with family, memory can shape our interactions. Sometimes we are seen as we used to be. Sometimes we differ in how we tell a story. How do we embrace the beauty of memory and leave the rest?
It’s said sometimes you need to forgive and forget. And sometimes that’s right. Other times you need to remember and move on. How do you know which path to take?
Where and how do we create time to nurture our inner life? What practices to we maintain that enrich our connections with ourselves and the greater mysteries of life? This sermon launches a year long exploration into spiritual practice.
Where is true refuge? How do we offer it to each other?
It’s been said that democracy is no spectator sport, but one that calls for full participation. But what does democracy really look like? And what does it take to make its promise real?
Our theme this month of sanctuary brings to mind challenging decisions in the here and now about whether to house the undocumented in churches. The choice to go against the law is one steeped in pain and challenge. What happens if we step back to … read more.
All are called, and all can serve, but we needn’t all serve life in the same ways. How might you name your vision? How might you answer the calling on your days?
So many of us have cellphones that are ‘smart’ enough to take pictures. We can zoom in and out wherever we point our camera. This reality gives us a useful vantage point particularly when we think about “Making Room” at our church wherever it is … read more.
Learning from the particular sometimes expands our vision for our community.
Not just about risk-taking, this idiom reminds us that sometimes vision is improved and fruit is gained by going out on a limb. What might that mean for JUC in this important year?