Author: Rev. Paul

The Practice of Lovingkindness

THE PRACTICE OF LOVINGKINDNESS
a sermon by the Reverend Paul Oakley
10:30 AM, Sunday, November 17, 2019

 

 

If you google the word “Lovingkindness” – that is how we initially seek information that is new to us nowadays, isn’t it? Google it? – and then … read more.

Sinai, Pentecost, and Our Democratic Process

SINAI, PENTECOST, AND OUR DEMOCRATIC PROCESS
a sermon by the Reverend Paul Oakley
10:30 AM, Sunday, June 9, 2019

 

 

Today many Christians are celebrating Pentecost, the day recognized as the event that birthed Christianity as a movement that lived beyond the life of one … read more.

The Future of the Sources

THE FUTURE OF THE SOURCES
a sermon by the Reverend Paul Oakley
11:00 AM, Sunday, May 26, 2019

 

 

Back in August last year, I began a sermon series on the statement on the sources of our living tradition that exists within the Bylaws of … read more.

Courage! Courage and Faith!

COURAGE! COURAGE AND FAITH!
a sermon by the Reverend Paul Oakley
11:00 AM, Sunday, May 12, 2019

 

There is a scene in Merchant Ivory’s film adaptation of EM Forster’s novel A Room with a View, after Lucy Honeychurch and Young Mr. Emerson kiss on … read more.

Celebration and Harmony

CELEBRATION AND HARMONY
– The Sixth Source –
a sermon by the Reverend Paul Oakley
11:00 AM, Sunday, April 14, 2019

When I was in graduate school the first time, back in the mid-1980s, one of my professors in the English Department at … read more.

Heeding Science and Avoiding Idolatries

HEEDING SCIENCE AND AVOIDING IDOLATRIES
– The Fifth Source of Our Living Tradition –
a sermon by the Reverend Paul Oakley
11:00 AM, Sunday, March 10, 2019

This is the sixth in a series of eight sermons I am preaching this year … read more.

Loving Your Neighbor as Yourself

Loving Your Neighbor as Yourself
– The Fourth Source of Our Living Tradition –
a sermon by the Reverend Paul Oakley
11:00 AM, Sunday, January 27, 2019

In the 1990s there was a television show that ran for five years, titled Babylon … read more.

Ethical and Spiritual – The Third Source

ETHICAL AND SPIRITUAL
– THE THIRD SOURCE –
a sermon by the Reverend Paul Oakley
11:00 AM, Sunday, December 9, 2018

 

 

When I first became a Unitarian Universalist and learned about the sources of our living tradition that are named in the bylaws of … read more.

Prayer on Armistice Day 2018

PRAYER ON THE 100th ANNIVERSARY OF THE WWI ARMISTICE
by the Reverend Paul Oakley
November 11, 2018

 

 

Today is the 100th anniversary of the armistice that brought the destruction of World War I to a close. It was supposed to be the War to End All … read more.