Past Sermons

May 21, 2023

Herding Cats, and other UU Humor

Clergy through the centuries have often been called pastors ("pastor," after all, being the Latin word for "shepherd"). And a congregation has often been called a flock. (In fact, at the...
January 15, 2023

Prejudice and Privilege

“Prejudice and Privilege” Rev. Dr. Tony Larsen 1/15/23 During the Civil Rights Era of the 1960s, many of us thought that if we could just get rid of overt prejudice, […]
November 20, 2022

Tender Mercies

There once was a farmer who called a real-estate company to help her sell her farm. And so a real-estate broker came over and wrote an ad for...
September 18, 2022

Losers One and All

There is an author and speaker I like named Doug Adams. (Not the Doug Adams who wrote The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, but a former Episcopalian...
August 14, 2022

Are you religious or are you spiritual?

I'd like to try a little experiment. If I were to ask you, "Do you consider yourself more religious or more spiritual?" how many of you would say...
November 15, 2020

Can’t Hide Beautiful

The Hindu festival we're celebrating today is called Diwali, which is short for Deepa-wali. Deepa, meaning lamp or light (like this one); and Wali, meaning row. So, a row of lights, or festival of...
November 1, 2020

A Feather to Place

The Day of the Dead is a time to remember loved ones who have died--not just because we may miss them, but because we may be grateful for things they...
October 4, 2020

The Wisdom of Marx

The ancient Aztecs prayed this prayer: "Grant me, Lord, a little light--but no more than a glow-worm gives, which goes about by night, to guide me through this life...this dream which...
August 23, 2020

An Altar From The Fragments

The opening words are from Anne Scott, in her book Serving Fire: "I have always been fascinated by the compost pile just outside our garden...