Podcast

December 2015

12/20/15 – “Matters of Light and Dark” – Rev. Tony Lorenzen reflects on the science of dark matter, Winter Solstice, and finding light in darkness with some help singing songs of the season from the Hopedale Unitarian Parish Choir.

 

 

12/06/15 – “Don’t Let the Light Go Out” –Rev. Tony Lorenzen reflects on the Hanukkah story and the fifth smooth stone of religious liberalism, that teaches we have enough divine and human resources to justify hope, even in times of deep darkness and terror.  

 

November 2015

11/29/15 – “When Gratitude is Platitude” – With Rev. Tony away this Sunday, UU Ministerial Candidate Sierra-Marie Gerfao reflects on how at this time of year gratitude often intertwines with both hope and lament, and we need to hold sacred space for one another.

 

11/22/15 – “Christmas is not your Birthday” – Rev. Tony preaches at Union Congregational Church in a joint worship service. He reflects on the best gifts he’s ever received and the Advent Conspiracy to buy less but give more, love all, and worship fully.

 

11/15/15 – “Dawnlanders and Wordy Shipmates” – Rev. Tony reflects on the mythology of the American Thanksgiving, and how to give thanks for our blessings while at the same time being honest about history. The  congregation celebrates cornbread and cider communion.

 

11/8/15 – “Rewired for Gratitude” – Rev. Tony reflects on the neuroscience of gratitude and gratitude as spiritual practice.

 

11/1/15 – “Our Ancestors’ Breath” – Rev. Tony reflects on what the Universalist, Christian, Socialist founders of Hopedale Unitarian Parish would ask of us today as people of faith.