“…and they lived happily ever after.” Ummm, yeah, but what did that look like? What do you do after you have successfully found happiness?
Speaker: Rev. Rod Richards
What on earth am I here for? Pastor Rick Warren sought to answer that question with a book entitled “The Purpose-Driven Life.” What does it mean to “have a purpose,” and is that a question we can answer once and for all?
If asked to say “the opposite of happy,” a response that naturally–almost automatically–comes to mind is, “sad.” And yet, that doesn’t quite fit.
What do we do with our time in a pandemic? How do we wrestle with restlessness?
Pursuing happiness may be a right, but it can sometimes feel like a hopeless endeavor. Is happiness a goal, or a byproduct of other pursuits?
When we hear the word “liberty,” we are apt, first, to think of a certain statue. Next, we may remember this line from a speech by Patrick Henry in 1775: “Give me liberty or give me death.”
Freedom, reason, and tolerance have been identified as central characteristics of Unitarianism. But…does that sufficiently capture our highest aspirations? How is freedom the same as liberation? And how does it differ?
Is there life after death? How do some of the world’s religions and wisdom traditions speak to this question? How do beliefs about life after death affect how we live in this life? “Some beliefs are like walled gardens,” writes Sophia Lyon Fahs. “They encourage … read more.
Puritan John Winthrop told the early colonists that their community would be “as a city upon a hill,” hearkening back to some words from Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. That phrase has been used throughout American history…what does it mean?
Compassion is often about empathy; feeling with, understanding. But can compassion exist without the benefit of shared experience? What about those things that are beyond our capacity to fully comprehend?