Linda and her husband Dale have been members of Buckman Bridge church for seven years. Linda has to admit that she originally joined to make friends. But in the past year or two, she has begun to explore the church’s deeper meaning in her life. This sermon is part of that exploration.
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Our third principle asks us to encourage each other to grow spiritually. But what is spiritual growth? To Linda, spiritual growth is mostly about becoming as open and vulnerable as we can. That means we become … read more.
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Our seventh principle applies our first principle – respect for the worth and dignity of each individual – to all life. It extends our faith’s compassion to the entire web of existence. Linda will discuss why this principle is so fundamental to … read more.
Our 6th principle envisions a kind of Eden: A world community of peace, liberty, & justice. Right now, in 2018, that paradise appears farther away than ever. But that doesn’t mean that we Unitarian Universalists should stop working toward that goal.
Our fourth principle calls for “a free and responsible search for truth and meaning.” So what does the principal actually mean? How free can we be? How responsible should we be? What is the nature of a search: will we find a definitive answer at the end of our life? And what do the words truth and meaning signify? Is there one underlying truth, and one cosmic meaning for all of humanity? More Info
One of our core goals as Unitarian Universalists is personal spiritual growth. But what does “spiritual growth” really mean? The importance of community to that growth will also be discussed. More Info
Our first principle asks us to affirm and promote the dignity and worth of every person. But what does that mean? Does everybody have dignity and worth, even mass murderers? Linda will discuss how our first principle came about, why it is so fundamental to our faith, and how we, as Unitarian Universalists, can honor it.
Given our uncertainty as to the fundamental building blocks of material reality, and given the universe’s incomprehensible scope, do we humans have any firm ground on which to base our existence? Do we matter? And do our Unitarian Universalist principles matter?