Podcasts of past sermons from All Souls Church Unitarian in Washington, D.C. All Souls is a diverse, spirit-growing, justice seeking community where all are welcome! Visit us online at http://www.all-souls.org.
Whose Call Is It?
Rev. Dr. Rebecca Parker; February 25, 2018 Many voices speak to us as we chart our life’s path and consider our vocational calling. Whose call upon us matters most? Our parents? God? Our inner self? Or??? In the midst of many demands, how do we choose the “call” that we will answer? And what difference…
Half Way Through the Journey of Life
Rev. Rob Hardies, February 18, 2018 Mid-life crises: they’re not just for the middle-aged anymore. The poet David Whyte says they can occur “anytime that the tide of life seems to have left us stranded on the beach.” Reconnecting with our vocation and purpose in life can get us moving again.
The Gift of Vocation
http://all-souls.org/sites/default/files/02.11.2018%20The%20Gift%20of%20Vocation_0.mp3 Rev. Dr. Joanne Braxton, February 11, 2018 How do we sustain our gifts of vocation and calling through seasons of moral ambiguity? How might wonder and awe help us as we seek to move toward transformative cultures of care and justice?
When the Beloved Community Lets Us Down
http://all-souls.org/sites/default/files/02.04.2018%20When%20the%20Beloved%20Community%20Lets%20Us%20Down_0.mp3 Rev. Dr. Robert M. Hardies, February 4, 2018 A poignant line from a favorite hymn goes: “Disappointment pierced me through, still I kept on loving you.” What do we do when we feel let down by the people and the communities that we love? How can disappointment and failure be a doorway to…
The World Needs Our Presence…And Our Absence
http://all-souls.org/sites/default/files/01.21.2018%20The%20World%20Needs%20Our%20Presence%20%20and%20Our%20Absence.mp3 Rev. Dr. Robert M. Hardies, January 21, 2018 “In order to understand the world,” wrote Camus, “one has to turn away from it on occasion.” More than anything else, we must be fully present to both the beauty and brokenness of the world, if we are to help redeem it. But to be…
Awake My Soul
http://all-souls.org/sites/default/files/01.07.2018%20Awake%20My%20Soul_0.mp3 Rev. Dr. Robert M. Hardies, January 7, 2018 To be awake is to be present to the fullness of our lives; ours joys and sorrows, perils and possibilities. This Sunday we take stock of our lives and our world, and ask how to begin the New Year with heart, soul, and strength,…
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