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Celestial Lands

Character and Grace

(Sermon given at the First Unitarian Church of Baltimore, Maryland, on March 19th, 2017) As a minister serving a Unitarian Universalist congregation, you can’t just buy a car. A few years ago, be... [read more]

Celestial Lands

Celestial Lands

Petitional Protest Legitimizes Power

There are four primary directions of protest that I see enacted in American Society.   For purposes of this article, I am separating them so that they can be seen, knowing that in the real world t... [read more]

Celestial Lands

Celestial Lands

The People Have No Inherent Authority

There is a myth that underlies much of American society, and this myth is the greatest support to those who wield authority in our country.   It is the myth that “We The People of these United S... [read more]

Celestial Lands

Celestial Lands

Institutions and the Voices on the Periphery of Power

I am excited that a tactic currently being used by many social justice activists appears to be having some effect, at least in the short term, and that tactic is (of all things) mass calling legisl... [read more]

Celestial Lands

Celestial Lands

A Dream of Rationality

We have a dream in America of rationality. What I mean by that is that we have imbued our country with an ideal of rational discourse being the primary form of interaction between human beings. Tha... [read more]

Celestial Lands

Celestial Lands

Who Matters?

One way to understand human governance is to ask the question “who matters? ” More than “who has the power”, the question of “who matters? ” defines the form and... [read more]

Celestial Lands

Celestial Lands

There Will Come a Point…

There will come a point when we realize that protest no longer works as a tool of systemic change. That it does not matter how many people you can bring out into the streets, or how many signatures... [read more]

Celestial Lands

Celestial Lands

On Behalf of a Grateful Nation — Sermon by Rev. David Pyle

Last preached on May 25th, 2014 As both a Unitarian Universalist Minister, and as a Reserve Military Chaplain, I have conducted over a dozen military funerals    and memorial services. They were... [read more]

Celestial Lands

Celestial Lands

For Equilibrium, a Blessing — John O’Donohue

For Equilibrium, a Blessing: Like the joy of the sea coming home to shore, May the relief of laughter rinse through your soul. As the wind loves to call things to dance, May your gravity by lighten... [read more]

Celestial Lands

Celestial Lands

Charge to the Congregation — Installation of Rev. Bret Lortie at the Unitarian Church of Evanston

When my colleague and dear friend in the ministry, Rev. Bret Lortie, asked me if I might participate in the service to install him as the Senior Minister of the Unitarian Church of Evanston, I knew... [read more]

Celestial Lands