Principles and Sources

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 on the … 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.

Confronting Evil

– THE SECOND SOURCE –
CONFRONTING EVIL with justice, compassion, and love
a sermon by the Reverend Paul Oakley
11:00 AM, Sunday, November 11, 2018

When all that you see is children starving,
poisoned forest, and cities burning —
And their eyes, … read more.

Renewal of Spirit, Openness to Life

RENEWAL OF SPIRIT, OPENNESS TO LIFE
– THE FIRST SOURCE –
a sermon by the Reverend Paul Oakley
11:00 AM, Sunday, October 14, 2018

 

 

Eight weeks ago, I preached a sermon on the six sources of the Unitarian Universalist tradition. It was the first … read more.

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.

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.