Process Theology

Sunday, 05.14.2017
Speaker: 
The Rev. Dr. David Calhoun
Whether you accept or reject the idea of God, if your version of God is an anthropomorphic being of perfected human characteristics, your God is too small. Process theology offers a way to re-think the idea of God, outside the common attributes of omnipotence and omniscience (and coercion and punishment). Process theology affirms that humanity is free and responsible, and the future is not fixed and immutable. Sabbatical Support Minister the Rev. Dr. David Calhoun talks about the process of theology, and also the process of rejoining the congregation’s passion and our purpose with Rev. Lisa’s as we prepare to re-enter a collaborative covenant of shared ministry with her.

Living Purposefully

Sunday, 04.9.2017
Speaker: 
The Rev. Dr. David Calhoun
Most people try to live productive lives, to attain goals and achieve competence in even little things, and thus work towards greater achievements. Living purposefully includes our relationships with each other and the earth, too. What is the role of self-discipline in this human quest? Sabbatical Support Minister the Rev. Dr. David Calhoun examines the questions.

Living Assertively

Sunday, 03.26.2017
Speaker: 
The Rev. Dr. David Calhoun
I have a right to exist, and I can honor my wants, needs, and desires and seek appropriate ways to fulfill them in reality. I treat myself and others with respect in all encounters, even as I actively oppose what I disapprove of. Living assertively looks good on paper, but truly affirming and living by our values has some hidden challenges. The Rev. Dr. David Calhoun, the Fellowship’s Sabbatical Support Minister, delves into the topic.

On the Willows: Embracing Holy Disruption

Monday, 03.20.2017
Speaker: 
The Rev. Liam Hooper
We explore the conditions of our time as these relate to the modern "exile" of gender-diverse persons, our co-occurring exploitation and oppression, and the potential for lessons learned about spiritual transformation applicable to all of us who seek some deeper connection with Holiness in human relationality. The Psalm we consider was written during the exile of the Hebrew people as they wrestled with how to be people of God in diaspora and oppression, how to sing songs of praise in persecution, and how that very wrestling transforms our faith and our sense of community.

Self-Acceptance

Sunday, 02.19.2017
Speaker: 
The Rev. Dr. David Calhoun
Self-acceptance is something we do. It is the choice to be in a positive relationship with oneself (or at least the refusal to be in an adversarial relationship with oneself). What would life be like if we could really be compassionate towards ourselves, while avoiding denial about our thoughts, feelings, and desires? Sabbatical Support minister the Rev. Dr. David Calhoun probes the questions.

Love's Lessons

Sunday, 02.12.2017
Speaker: 
The Rev. Cheryl M. Walker
Love's Lessons: A Valentine to all of us from our guest speaker, the Rev. Cheryl M. Walker. Rev. Cheryl has served as the minister of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Wilmington since 2009. Before that she spent four years as the Assistant Minister of the Unitarian Church of All Souls in New York. She is currently the President of the UU Ministers Association.

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