You Can Only Get Here from There

You know that old expression, “You can’t get there from here?” Well, Tony’s sermon this Sunday will suggest that maybe you can’t even get HERE from here! That is, it is necessary to journey somewhere else before you can know where you already are. Rev. Dr. Tony Larsen has recently retired from being the minister […]

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Not Too Bad Dad

Tony will speak about what he has learned about the ups and downs of parenthood from his own dad—including not just what to do, but what not to do. “In the beginning,” he says, “I thought I had been short-changed in the dad department. Now I’ve come to see that some of the burdens may […]

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Triangles and Trinities

Tony’s sermon will explore the subtle power of threesomes—in religion, psychology, and philosophy (to name just 3 areas!). You could also learn a little about our Unitarian history from this sermon. Rev. Dr. Tony Larsen recently retired as pastor of the Olympia Brown UU Church in Racine. He served this role since 1975 (yes, that’s […]

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Everything Happens for a Reason

Some religions say the answers are already given. (“It’s in the Book. I believe it. Period.”) Others say revelation is not sealed. (“Don’t put a period where God has put a comma.”) What difference does it make?! Rev. Dr. Tony Larsen recently retired as pastor of the Olympia Brown UU Church in Racine. He served […]

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The Devil, You Say

One of the significant issues in our Unitarian and Universalist histories was rejection of the doctrines of hell and the devil. Tony’s first sermon with us this summer will deal with the idea of Satan, and how he developed in late Judaism from being God’s prosecuting attorney to being God’s great enemy. This development tells […]

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How Did He Do It?

We will explore the “miracles” of Jesus, and why they might be of relevance to UUs. Rev. Dr. Tony Larsen recently retired as pastor of Olympia Brown UU Church in Racine. He served this role since 1975 (yes, that’s 42 years and probably a record!). He has been an annual guest speaker at our Fellowship, […]

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Step By Step

Most of us don’t become good or bad all at once, or because of a single event or experience. Rather, we become who we want to be in a more gradual way: step by step. Rev. Dr. Tony Larsen recently retired as pastor of Olympia Brown UU Church in Racine. He served this role since […]

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The 3-Step Formula in Religion

Building on his sermon the week before, Tony will look at the psycho-spiritual consequences of atonement theology, and why it became a 3-step success formula for conversion–as well as why UUs have an alternative way in religion. Rev. Dr. Tony Larsen has been pastor of Olympia Brown UU Church in Racine since 1975 (yes, that’s […]

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The Problem with Atonement

Many forms of Christianity today rely on an atonement theory that espouses the idea: “Christ died for our sins.” Usually it takes the form of God the Father sacrificing his Son to save humanity. Is there a better way to understand Jesus’ life and death? Tony’s sermon will argue that there is, and that it […]

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