Speaker: Rev. Bruce Johnson

“Art, Imagination, and the Sacred”

Like music, dance, theater, poetry, and literature, the visual arts can be a doorway into spiritual transformation. Art museums are holy shrines for pilgrims on this path, with paintings and sculpture there to be ‘read’ like any sacred scripture. This morning we’ll look at a … read more.

“Creative Resistance”

In his book, “Spiritual Defiance: Building a Beloved Community of Resistance,” Robin Meyers defines resistance as “a form of direct or indirect action opposing anything in the dominant culture that brings death and indignity to any member of the human family, or to creation itself.”  This … read more.

“Empty Tomb, Open Heart”

Our Unitarian Universalist tradition draws upon many sources for religious inspiration, including: ‘direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces that create and uphold life.’ What … read more.

“Sticks and Stones”

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words (or names) will never hurt me!”  We’ve all heard that playground taunt; perhaps we’ve even uttered it ourselves when we felt verbally attacked as a child.  And yet words do leave wounds, at times even more … read more.

“The Things We Do For Love”

The Jungian psychotherapist, Alan Chinen, wrote a wonderful little book called In The Ever After, because romantic fairy tales typically end, “they lived happily ever after…” But how, exactly? At first blush, love seems easy, even effortless, but the path of true love proves arduous, … read more.

“Beloved Community” with Rev. Bruce Johnson

Martin Luther King used the term “Beloved Community” to describe the goal of his nonviolent resistance against racism, militarism, and economic oppression. We’ll unpack the meaning of this term, and consider how we might contribute to building and sustaining beloved community.

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