Unity Church-Unitarian's Sermon Podcasts

There is a challenging passage in the Gospel of Matthew (2:16-18) to which we return, year after year. We ask what scared King Herod so much that he unleashed such violence upon the world. What strength within us is tough enough to resist him?

Direct download: Home_By_Another_Way_Leon_Dunkley_December_28_2008.mp3
Category:Worship Theme: Repair -- posted at: 11:53am CDT

Every great religious tradition kindles new light in the midst of the darkness.

This question is legitimately asked by people new to Unitarian Universalism. Though our religious taproot is the Judeo-Christian heritage, our religious perspective and inspiration is not confined there. At the same time, we do not throw away the powerful stories or images that exist in the Christian narrative. This Sunday we will celebrate the ancient invitation to rebirth and renewal. This podcast includes the Story for All Ages delivered by Kerri Meyer.

Is our relationship with Jesus beyond repair? We say we follow Jesus but we do not worship him. What exactly might that mean? As we once again await his birth, we will reconsider our relationship to Jesus.

Direct download: The_Silence_of_Jesus_Rob_Eller-Isaacs_December_7_2008.mp3
Category:Worship Theme: Repair -- posted at: 12:43pm CDT

Such a small thing to be thankful for... not even three feet square. In 1936, Georgia O’Keefe put oil on canvass. She painted the skull of a deer and some flowers floating in the clouds above a barren range of gentle hills as a way of saying "thank you" for their beauty and their gift. What great and small things have we to be thankful for?

Our dear friends in Homorodszpeter, our partner village in Transylvania, have done so much to deepen and enrich our lives. Ray Wiedmeyer, recently returned from pilgrimage, will offer a reflection on his journey as the whole Unity Church family gathers to give thanks.

Direct download: Partners_in_Joyful_Thanksgiving_November_23_2008.mp3
Category:Worship Theme: Gratitude -- posted at: 2:30pm CDT

Saying thank you is good manners but it can be ever so much more. Giving thanks can be a way of life. It can be a deeply nourishing spiritual practice.

Like grammar and syntax provide structure for our language and communication, gratitude can provide the underlying structure to our lives. Explore the role that gratitude can play in everyday living, particularly when challenged with pain and disappointment.

We owe so much to so many. As we prepare our minds and hearts for the election Tuesday let’s think about thanking the Georges; George the Third, George Washington, George M. Cohan, George Gershwin and yes friends, the Georges Bush.

Direct download: Thank_You_George_Rob_Eller-Isaacs_November_2_2008.mp3
Category:Worship Theme: Gratitude -- posted at: 3:56pm CDT

Throughout the centuries people in the public realm have had to be accountable for their destructive or immoral behavior. Some refused to apologize, while others lied and schemed about their illicit deeds. Others have apologized but to what aim? Explore the dimensions of public apologies. Is the common good enhanced or diminished by public apologies and what constitutes the difference?

Direct download: Forgiving_Others_Janne_Eller-Isaacs_October_26_2008.mp3
Category:Worship Theme: Forgiveness -- posted at: 11:38am CDT