Speaker: Dr. Mark Yount

Life, Truth, and Spirit Beyond the Culture Wars

Perhaps our most intractable divisions reduce to this one: conservatives trust in the past; progressives trust in the future. What will it take for us, together, to secure from our past the best foundations to build a better future? Let’s turn from the reflexive oppositions … read more.

Fountain of Sorrow

Dr. Mark Yount
“Fountain of Sorrow”

About the sermon:
My life doesn’t seem to follow Buddhism’s first noble truth, that life is suffering. Yet even amidst my more abundant joys, even when I’m not suffering, there’s a sorrow that springs up in my life “like a … read more.

War of the Worldviews: The Next Generation

Dr. Mark Yount
“War of the Worldviews: The Next Generation”

Worship Leader: Caitlin Regan
Accompanist: Marilyn Smart

About Our Service:
The next generation was buckling under insistent anxiety. Their physical world might survive a few more generations, but their cultural world was being torn asunder by the boomer wars. Old … read more.

Gathering Myself in Music

Dr. Mark Yount presents
“Gathering Myself in Music”

Worship Leader: Carole Hawkins
Accompanist: Eileen Morrison
Special Music by Guest Vocalist Olivia Chernyshev, accompanied by Michael Bernos

About our Service:

A title for multiple layers of meaning: I surround myself and bask in music.  When I’m losing … read more.

The Wisdom of Love

Wisdom and Love: a great combination! You may know the phrase ‘love of wisdom” as the source (in Greek) for our word ‘philosophy.’ But our resident philosopher has been known to turn a phrase, and this month he has a valentine for you: the … read more.

We Are All Queer

The word itself makes us uncomfortable.  Some LGBTQ activists have used the word to provoke, advocate and assert their pride.  That same attitude can take us to a deeper level of gay-straight solidarity as we deconstruct the line between ‘gay’ and ‘straight’ – beginning with our speaker.  Let’s turn our discomfort to affirmation of our “queer” individuality.  All of us! More Info

A Question of Balance

Dr. Mark Yount
About our Service: 

Is global warming the fever symptom of a planet overrun by virulent progress? Ecofeminists trace the problem to our historically masculine domination and often evoke the Gaia myth as an image of balance. Since “male” science offers such Stark confirmation … read more.