Posts by Erin

Empirical Sacraments (09-17-17 Sermon)

The truth is only rarely fully present on the surface, as anyone who’s ever been in any kind of therapy can tell you,  as any archeologist or geologist or mythologist will tell you.  It’s always a matter of diving and divining. How do you go after it?  With what kind of curiosity, mixed with skepticism, mixed with open-mindedness, mixed with hope, with fear, with logic?  With what kind of agenda do you go seeking truth? —Rev. Victoria Safford, “Empirical Sacraments” Download 09-17-17-sermon...

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Inventing the Truth (09-10-17 Sermon)

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September – From the Minister

On the day of the eclipse I was in an airport. We were not near “the path of totality, ” but people were excited anyway, pressed to the plate glass windows, squinting their eyes and snapping pictures, sharing news from friends across the country and arguing adamant armchairastronomy with strangers. Little kids clutched snack-box pinhole cameras and grandparents traded memories of past eclipses, where exactly they were standing in 1970 and what it felt like when the world went dark at noon. Under one sky, headed for a thousand different destinations, for a couple of hours we were all...

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TRUTH: The Practice of diving and divining

Photos by Ken StewartYES For Henry 2012 from Grandma Nancy maybe with enough pepper and after the sandals fall apart some actual boots then maybe the mountain becomes climbable never mind the coyotes (they’re  cowardly) jungle drums will fade and the blare of sun will slowly blend into velvet dark the purple sax blues an invitation to the Yes that comes venturing up over the horizon from the edge of the world out of the surf tall cool and ready Yes —Rev Nancy Holden This piece includes text from the song “Lao Rahal Soti” by the musician Samih Shqer. The song...

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Resistance and Resilience (08-27-17 Sermon)

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