Speaker: Rev. Charley Earp

Dec. 18 “Transforming Advent”

The story of Jesus and his birth in Roman-occupied Palestine is sentimentalized in our popular Christmas culture. And yet, there is a more radical meaning that deserves to be unearthed.

 

Dec. 11 “An Ecotheology of Wonder”

Humans share an amazing planet with billions of living beings. Unlike classical theologies of spirit vs matter, an ecotheology of wonder venerates this planet and all of its living beings as wondrous and sacred.

Nov. 20: “The Political is Personal” with Rev. Charley Earp

Feminist Carol Hanisch popularized the slogan, “the personal is political” in 1969. From White Supremacy to Capitalism to Climate Change, our seemingly private lives are embedded in larger systems. Becoming conscious of that is the first step to finding our path to liberating change.

9/25: “Cosmic Divine Love”

One of my favorite lines from the Bible says “One who loves, knows God, for God is

Love.” But, so many think of God as wrathful! Our Universalist traditions paint a

wonderful vision of perfecting love infusing all of life from the Infinite Source of Our

Existence. What … read more.

9/11: “Belonging to the Whole World”

We belong to people, places, and times. No person is an island and we truly need each

other and others need us. How do we belong to this planet we all share? How do we

build transformative possibilities into our lives?

August 21: “Faith Healing” w/ Rev. Charley Earp

One of my favorite songs from childhood is “Brother Love’s Traveling Salvation Show” by Neil Diamond. It vividly evokes the revivalistic experiences of growing up Pentecostal. Does “faith healing” have anything to do with progressive religion today?