Mon, 30 June 2008
July 4 is Independence Day, the premier national holiday, and we are called upon to demonstrate our pride in our independence, our freedom. But before we are washed over by the sea of red, white, and blue flags, and become transfixed by the fireworks red glare, let’s reflect. Do we dare to acknowledge our interdependence on Independence Day? And what can we understand about this iconic word, freedom?
Direct download: A_Religious_Look_at_the_4th_of_July_Chico_Hathaway_June29_2008.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:16am CDT
Mon, 23 June 2008
Extraordinary rendition, denial of habeas corpus, enhanced interrogation tactics, waterboarding, torture. We have been hearing and reading these words too often since September 11, 2001. It has been difficult to follow the recent history. It’s tough to sort out facts from spin, and for some, the issue is too abhorrent to think about. CVT and the National Religious Campaign against Torture have determined this June to be Torture Awareness Month and have charged religious communities across the country to recommit themselves to their most deeply held convictions and act in this effort to ban torture. Come hear what this means for our church and the larger Unitarian Universalist community.
Direct download: Torture_is_a_Moral_Issue_Center_for_Victims_of_Torture_Ministry_Team_June_22_2008.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:49am CDT
Fri, 20 June 2008
Remember that fist dance with someone you were attracted to and barely knew. It may have been scary wonderful, awkward, transformative or all of this at once and more. Community Intern Jacqueline Duhart will explore the sometimes mysterious dance of ministry, learning, and letting go.
Direct download: May_I_Have_This_Dance_Jacqueline_Duhart_June_15_2008.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:56pm CDT
Mon, 9 June 2008
In the Buddhist tradition, the first of the three marks of existence is impermanence. This idea that reality is constantly flowing has become embedded in modern, Western theological thought as ‘process’. In this continual flux, is there anything permanent and unchanging? What is our place in this transient world? Where is the joy?
Direct download: What_Remains_Matt_Alspaugh_June_8_2008.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:37pm CDT
Mon, 2 June 2008
Did you know that Irma Rombauer was a Unitarian? And that Joy of Cooking has its roots in the Women’s Alliance of the Unitarian Church in St. Louis? Janne and Worship Associate Jean Olson will lift up the unique contribution of Joy of Cooking and the importance of kitchen wisdom.
Direct download: The_Making_of_Joy_of_Cooking_Janne_Eller-Isaacs_June_1_2008.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:41am CDT