Tag Archives: Unitarian Universalist

Raw Faith

Last week I finally had the opportunity to see the movie Raw Faith. The film tells the story of Marilyn Sewell, Unitarian Universalist minister, as she makes the difficult decision to leave her Portland church and, amidst her doubts and deliberations about the meaning of her life, falls in love. The portrayal of Marilyn’s life journey […]

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Be Spiritual – Episode 24

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My guest this episode is Cynthia Schroer. Cynthia began her religious life as a devoted Catholic. In time she became disillusioned with the church and — in one of those unexpected coincidences of life — a search for a preschool led her to a UU church and a new religious home. Since that serendipitous encounter, […]

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Be Spiritual – Episode 23

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My guest for Episode 23 is Roger Comstock, a longtime Unitarian Universalist who joined the UU church in Atlanta in 1963. In addition to sitting in the pews, Roger has served as the executive for four of the Unitarian Universalist Association’s districts, with the distinction of being the first lay-person appointed to that role. He […]

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Be Spiritual – Episode 22

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My guest for Episode 22 is Laura, a relatively new UU whose spirituality is an amalgam of the stops along her religious journey.  Raised Episcopalian, Laura has explored yoga, Native American spirituality, and the mysticism of Hinduism blended with Christianity. Laura finds taking the best from each religious tradition helps her to connect with the […]

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Be Spiritual — Episode 21

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This episode I visit with my own minister, the Rev. Steve Edington of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashua, New Hampshire. As a youth in West Virginia, Steve decided to become a minister just like the one at the Baptist church his family attended. That began his journey through the ministry, first from conservative to […]

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Be Spiritual – Episode 20

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It’s a privilege to bring you this reflective and enlightening conversation with Rev. Dr. Marilyn Sewell, Minister Emerita of the First Unitarian Church of Portland, Oregon. Last fall I heard and was fascinated by Marilyn’s dialog with Christopher Hitchens, the well-known atheist, that was sponsored, posted, and published by the Portland Monthly magazine. What first […]

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Unitarian Universalists at General Assembly

SOF Observed, the blog of Krista Tippett’s Speaking of Faith public radio program, has now posted the complete video recorded as this year’s General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association kicked off in Minneapolis. Watch a dozen or so UUs from around the country respond to various questions about Unitarian Universalism. Unitarian Universalists in Focus […]

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Be Spiritual – Episode 19

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This episode, Kim Steele joins me for a conversation about her spiritual journey, one that reflects several themes worth contemplating and incorporating into our own spiritual practices: Welcoming the stranger Working for justice, equity, and compassion (one of our UU principles) for those who seem different — whether by race, sexual orientation, ethnicity, ability, or … […]

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How Did You Become A UU?

In the second related video published on the Speaking of Faith blog, UUs attending the recent General Assembly in Minneapolis spoke of how they became UUs. How did you become a Unitarian Universalist? from Speaking of Faith on Vimeo. Send to Kindle

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What’s a UU? In Our Own Words

Krista Tippett’s Speaking of Faith public radio program, which is produced by Minnesota Public Radio, took advantage of the recent General Assembly in Minneapolis to ask us who we are. You can hear our own words in this video posted on the SOF Observed blog. What Is a Unitarian Universalist? from Speaking of Faith on […]

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