Tag Archives: Rebecca Solnit

Wild & Impracticable Ideas to Send You Over the River (sermon)

The Unitarian Society East Brunswick, NJ a multi-generational service Would you do something others might think foolish, or silly, or wild, if you thought it might bring about more fairness in our world? If, like Benny and his bagels, it … Continue reading

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If We Don’t Believe in Hell, Does It Exist? (sermon)

First Parish Church of Groton (For audio version, click here.) Generally I leave dystopian novels and movies – fictional stories about dehumanizing world futures — to the young people in my life, but recently one novel, Station Eleven, had been … Continue reading

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Risking Hope: Who Could Have Seen That Coming?

So it would be just peachy if everything worked out all cause-and-effect-like. Two-plus-two-equals-four. You cut onions: your eyes tear up. The cat is  in the box whether you look inside at it or not. (Unless, of course, you are Schrodinger. … Continue reading

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Hope with Feet: Stepping Into the Great Turning (sermon)

 Village Church, Cummington, MA ~ June 2, 2013 Karen G. Johnston, Candidate for the Unitarian Universalist Ministry READING #1 “Causes and effects assume history marches forward, but history is not an army.  It is a crab scuttling sideways, a drip … Continue reading

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Practicing the Art of Losing (sermon)

Shoreline Unitarian Universalist Soceity May 4, 2013 Karen G. Johnston Candidate for the Unitarian Universalist Ministry Over the New Year, for the first time in my life, I spent ten days on a Buddhist silent retreat.  I was with 93 … Continue reading

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