Sermons by Rev. Lee Anne Washington
Second Time Around
How would your behavior change in any given circumstance if you thought that you would have to watch it all over again? Join us on Sunday as Rev. Lee Anne explores some of the religious traditions that posit an end of life review. She’ll also discuss modern reports offered by those who have had a near death experience.
Resuscitation, Resurrection, and Reincarnation
The Easter story is replete with opportunities to interpret its “true” meaning. There are seven atonement theories that attempt to explain and give meaning to Jesus’s death on a cross. What if atonement weren’t the point at all? What if Jesus came to live, not to die? What if Easter is a metaphor with an entirely different hopeful message? Join Rev. Lee Anne as she explores the meaning of the Easter story and applies the metaphor to our beloved community.
Let’s Talk God
Many Unitarian Universalists are allergic to the word God. They have rebelled against the portrayals of God in the Bible and the maddening inconsistencies. They are right to reject the standard interpretation of God. Christians, Jews, and Muslims have been taught that there is one God and that that one God can be found in the Hebrew, Christian, and Muslim scriptures. Now, what if I told you that the English translations and the “party line” cover up three different God…
The Vulnerability of Protest
Everytime we push back against the oppressive forces in our culture, we are vulnerable. Everytime we speak the truth to power (or to anyone, really) we are vulnerable. Join us on Sunday as Rev. Lee Anne explores how embracing vulnerability may be our greatest superpower.
The Perfect Heart
What is a heart? What’s it’s purpose? What makes a heart perfect? Join us as Rev. Lee Anne explores the physical and metaphoric relationship between the powerful force we call love and the organ that resides in our chests.
In the Names of Love
While we say that we love our families and friends, we also say we love ice cream. Are we equating our deepest and most profound relationships with our gastronomic preferences? The Greek language has at least 8 different names for love—each pointing to a precise and unique relationship between the lover and the loved. Join us as Rev. Lee Anne Washington explores what we mean when we use the word “love.”
On the Path to Finding Our Centers
As Unitarian Universalists, we are inclined to look for advice on how to center ourselves everywhere but in biblical scripture. This Sunday, Rev. Lee Anne will explore some of the traditional biblical sources for guidance on finding our centers.
Finding an Ethical Center
As our Adult Education participants are discovering, what we consider ethical depends largely on how we see the world and what value(s) we hold utmost. Rev. Lee Anne will explore what happens when we impose an ethic of compassion onto capitalism as we are currently experiencing it.
The Wonder of Love Made Manifest
Sometimes it’s simple, some might say small, loving gestures that inspire a sense of wonder. Join Rev. Lee Anne and Penny Reid as they share two inspirational stories of just such wondrous gestures of love.
How Well Fits Your Shell?
There comes a time in everyone’s life when something has to change. Who we are; what we think we are all about; and what we think we are doing comes under examination. Lee Anne will explore the tell-tale signs that you are growing spiritually, and might need to rethink your identity, try something different, live into a changing reality, or just get a bigger shell! (Note: We didn’t capture the beginning of the sermon, so we apologize for the abrupt…