Principles and Sources

The Sources of Unitarian Universalism

THE SOURCES OF UNITARIAN UNIVERSALISM
a sermon by the Reverend Paul Oakley
10:00 AM, Sunday, August 19, 2018

 

 

In 2005, the Rev. Jason Shelton and the Rev. Kendyl Gibbons began an artistic collaboration that sought to do something really ambitious. They were prompted by … read more.

Inherent Worth and Dignity

INHERENT WORTH AND DIGNITY  – THE FIRST PRINCIPLE
a sermon by the Rev. Paul Oakley
10:00 AM, Sunday, June 3, 2018

 

 

This church year I have been preaching an eight-sermon series on the Principles of Unitarian Universalism. In September, I preached on the Seventh … read more.

Justice, Equity, Compassion

JUSTICE, EQUITY, COMPASSION – THE SECOND PRINCIPLE
a sermon by the Rev. Paul Oakley
11:00 AM, Sunday, May 6, 2018

 

 

“We, the member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, covenant to affirm and promote: Justice, equity, and compassion in human relations.” That is the … read more.

Grateful for Religious Pluralism…

GRATEFUL FOR RELIGIOUS PLURALISM… (Section 2.1, final paragraph)
a sermon by the Reverend Paul Oakley
11:00 AM, Sunday, March 18, 2018

 

 

“Jesus didn’t die because of God’s plan. He died as a result of how we responded to God’s presence.”[1] Okay. How … read more.

The Third Principle – Acceptance and Encouragement

THE THIRD PRINCIPLE – ACCEPTANCE AND ENCOURAGEMENT
a sermon by the Reverend Paul Oakley
11:00 AM, Sunday, March 11, 2018

 

 

This church year, I’ve been preaching a series of eight sermons on the principles that comprise the beginning part of the covenant of the member … read more.

Free and Responsible

FREE AND RESPONSIBLE – THE FOURTH PRINCIPLE
a sermon by the Reverend Paul Oakley
11:00 AM, Sunday, January 21, 2108

 

 

This church year I am preaching an eight-sermon series on the Principles of Unitarian Universalism. In September, I preached on the Seventh Principle, concluding … read more.

Peace, Liberty, and Justice for All

PEACE, LIBERTY, AND JUSTICE FOR ALL – THE SIXTH PRINCIPLE
sermon by the Reverend Paul Oakley
11:00 AM, Sunday, December 3, 2017

 

 

Do you remember the “Seven Principles” song written by my mentor “grandfather,” if you will, the Rev. Tony Larsen? I’ve sung it … read more.

Conscience and Democracy

CONSCIENCE AND DEMOCRACY – THE FIFTH PRINCIPLE
a sermon by the Reverend Paul Oakley
11:00 AM, Sunday, November 12, 2017

 

 

Remember? back in September when I preached on the Seventh Principle that Unitarian Universalist congregations covenant to affirm and promote and sang this little … read more.

First, the Seventh Principle – Interdependence

FIRST, THE SEVENTH PRINCIPLE – INTERDEPENDENCE
a sermon by the Reverend Paul Oakley
11:00 AM, Sunday, September 17, 2017

 

 

In 1885, at 75 years old and with just 3 more years remaining in his life, the Rev. James Freeman Clarke summarized what he saw as … read more.