4/27/2014 Podcast – Rev. Karen Gustafson

ENTERTAINING THE POSSIBLE In the days prior to this Sunday, Karen Gustafson will facilitate a series of conversations around some questions central to the life of UUFDC. This morning she will share her impressions and observations on the present and future possibilities for the fellowship. Karen Gustafson retired as Associate Minister...

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4/20/2014 Podcast – Bob Bultman

OUR EARTH: OUR SELVES Chief Seattle believed “Whatever befalls the Earth befalls the children of the Earth. Man did not weave the web of life – he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.” With Spring repeating the ancient pulse of life’s...

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4/13/2014 Podcast – Karon Winzenz

THE MAYA MAIZE GOD: DEATH AND RESURRECTION BASED ON NATURAL CYCLES   Expressed in words and images long before the birth of Christ, the Maize God narrative was the most important meta-myth of the ancient Maya. It is the Maize God’s sacrifice and subsequent resurrection that expresses the central tenet of...

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3/30/2014 Podcast – Nan Fey

SOCIAL EQUITY AND COMMUNITY RESILIENCE IN THE FACE OF CLIMATE CHANGE Beyond our individual efforts to mitigate the effects of climate change in our own lives, we must also adapt to strengthen and preserve our communities. What can we be doing to plan for challenges like extreme weather events and their...

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3/23/2014 Podcast – Rev. Dottie Mathews

HOPE SPRINGS ETERNAL… DESPITE IT ALL We reside in a troubled world where we have multiplied exponentially the avenues for the world’s troubling news to reach us. Each day we hear about the suffering of others – near and far – and each day we experience severe challenges in our...

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3/16/2014 Podcast – Bob Lindahl

CHERISHING OUR INNER EQUINOX The Spring Equinox celebrates the return of balanced hours of dark and light. We are reminded of the importance of appreciating and growing from both dark and light in our lives. Many writers and traditions recognize that this is a key to living fully. Bob moved...

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3/9/2014 Podcast – Estella Lauter

WHEN BAD THINGS HAPPEN: THE CASE FOR COMPASSION As conditions for women worsen in the U.S., this International Women’s Day offers a good occasion to examine the case for both public and private expressions of compassion. What is compassion? How do we promote it? How is it discouraged?  What role...

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2/23/2014 Podcast – The Rev. Karen Hering

AN INFINITE EXPECTATION OF THE DAWN “We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake,” wrote Thoreau, “not by mechanical aids but by an infinite expectation of the dawn.” How do we awaken hope in times of loss and winter’s darkness, while cultivating the inner transformation we will need for...

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2/16/2014 Podcast – The Rev. Phil Sweet

BE MY VALENTINE Robert Johnson, the Jungian Analyst, says that romantic love is the single greatest energy system in the Western psyche. He believes that it has supplanted religion as the primary way we experience ecstasy and wholeness. The gods have left the temple, migrated. But love can never produce...

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