Increasingly, we argue that, in the face of harm, impact is all that matters; bringing up intent is, at best, irrelevant and, at worse, usually just an excuse for bad behavior. But why then do we still care so much about intent, motive, or causation … read more.
Speaker: Weijia Cheng
Writer Alice Hoffman muses that they might be “the only true magic,” William Styron says they are the secret to “living several lives” (all at once!), and actor Emma Thompson says they “are like people, in the sense that they’ll turn up in your life … read more.
Please note that both services will be held indoors (with patio seating always an option) due to the chilly temperatures expected.
In this sermon, part of the series, “Why Do We Do That In the Sunday Service?,” we look at the circuitous history, and multiple meanings, … read more.
Tuesday is National Coming Out Day, and we’re going to welcome God out of the closet.
The way people have thought about human beings has always influenced us to imagine a certain kind of god. For example, if we think humans are the most important beings … read more.
“All is vanity . . . all things are wearisome . . . there is nothing new under the sun.” Thousands of years ago, a man known only as The Preacher – Ecclesiastes, or Kohelet in his native Hebrew – wrote these words about his struggle to find spiritual meaning in life. How do we respond to his challenge? Music: Michael Peterson and Laura Rubinstein-Salzedo harpsichord and violin