Speaker: Rev. Rod Richards

Dust to Dust

Is there life after death? How do the world’s religions and wisdom tradtions speak to this question? How do those beliefs impact the compassion we share in our lives here and now?

Crossing the Gulf

“Love, like a carefully loaded ship, crosses the gulf between the generations,” writes Antoine de St. Exupery. “Therefore we do not neglect the ceremonies of our passage…”

Too Tired to Care

Sometimes known as “compassion fatigue,” we can become overwhelmed at the number of injustices, inequities, and sorrowful circumstances calling for our attention. How do we renew our commitments when the temptation is to give up?

Answer the Door

The Letter to the Hebrews in the Christian Scriptures says, “Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it” [“angels unawares” in the oft-quoted version).

Forgetting to Remember

Memory is a powerful tool, one that can lend itself to healing or harming. How do we choose to use it? And what are those things we forget to remember?

May Nothing Evil …

…cross this door. That’s the rest of the line in the very first hymn in one of our hymnals. But how do we go about refusing evil entry?

Guilty as Sin

Looking at the tragic (and unnecessary) suffering that pervades our world, we can understandably feel guilty for all that we have not done to alleviate it, losing faith in ourselves and in humanity at large. How might we approach this feeling of hopelessness as … read more.