Past Sermons from UUCNH

Nonviolent Resistance


In an article titled “The Future of Nonviolent Resistance,” author Erica Chenoweth says, “Armed struggle used to be the primary way in which movements fought for change from outside the political system. Today, campaigns in which people rely overwhelmingly on nonviolent resistance have replaced armed struggle as the most common approach to contentious action [...]

Nonviolent Resistance2021-11-19T09:04:00-05:00

The Inherent Worth and Dignity of Every Person


Rev. Jane Rzepka, whose words you heard in the reading, tells another story that is relevant to today’s topic. She says: I performed a wedding not long ago, and had a little trouble with the marriage license: it blew away. That’s right–in all its signed, stamped, sealed and ready-to-go splendor, it, hoping no doubt [...]

The Inherent Worth and Dignity of Every Person2021-11-19T09:05:01-05:00

Ending Racism – do we need an 8th principal?


Last month, I spoke about the background of our Unitarian Universalist principles. Specifically, that they constitute Article II of the Association’s bylaws, and that they are a covenant wherein we agree to affirm and promote seven values we hold in common, like the inherent worth and dignity of every person, democratic process, and a [...]

Ending Racism – do we need an 8th principal?2021-11-19T09:05:46-05:00

Our Principles and Purposes


I want to talk about our Unitarian Universalist principles and purposes, because they are central to who we are as UU’s, and because they’re in flux right now, and I think it’s important to have an understanding of them. Next month I’ll talk about the proposed 8th principle, and then I’ll do a series [...]

Our Principles and Purposes2021-11-19T09:25:09-05:00

Role of Reason in Religion


I read the following story on my colleague Dan Harper’s website: A newcomer took a seat in one of the pews at First Unitarian. When the minister began preaching about liberal theology, the newcomer became more and more enthusiastic, and finally shouted “Amen!” when the preacher definitively proved the use of reason was essential [...]

Role of Reason in Religion2021-11-19T10:49:16-05:00
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