The sermon was delivered on Sunday, January 25, 2015, at All Souls Unitarian Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma, by David Ruffin, Resident Minister.

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There is very little hardship in the recipe of our lived experience, which cannot be transformed with the ingredient of love. As water is to the flourishing of biological life, so is love to the flourishing of our relationship with life and with one another. Yet often we may celebrate love without trusting that love is really for us – really capable of changing our lives. But how can we trust what we don’t allow ourselves to experience? That’s why our foundational faith work is actually to give ourselves the opportunity to experience and feel the love that we would see our lives and world transformed by. Are you making way for love’s power in your life? ‚Äč

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The sermon was delivered on Sunday, January 25, 2015, at All Souls Unitarian Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma, by Rev. Dr. Marlin Lavanhar, Senior Minister.

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"Religious proselytizers who rant against sex, and the sexual libertarians who claim the right to do anything at all to their own bodies, and sometimes to other people’s as well, make strange bedfellows. But both groups demonstrate in their different ways, that they believe sexuality exists as something separate from the rest of life: as a ‘thing’ to be elevated or despised. Both are reluctant to see human beings as a unity. Separating any aspect of the human being from all other aspects, aggrandizing the physical and sexual either through fear or avidity, throws a person severely out of balance.” *

As I conclude the series on Love and Sex, I will look at the unity of body, mind and spirit and how love and sex can help balance these or destroy this balance.

*Stephanie Dowrick from her book 'Forgiveness & Other Acts of Love'

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The sermon was delivered on Sunday, January 18, 2015, at All Souls Unitarian Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma, by Bishop Carlton D. Pearson, Guest Minister.

SERMON DESCRIPTION

There is a marked difference between having sex and making love. Eros and romantic Love has a sacred connection to sex and sensuality, that is stronger than lust and physical desire however, sex itself can be experienced and enjoyed without love and/or emotion. Sex happens thru the animal sentient of human instinct and can occur without emotion or devotion. Sex happens between the legs and often purely organic. Making love or “Love making” happens more between the ears and involves the head along with heart and is sacred and powerful in, as and to the soul. Sex is a human medium that occurs in and thru nature and doesn’t necessarily demand nurture. Love and/or making love involves the spiritual and mystical self, expressing itself in both nature and nurture and is connected inseparably to the divine and infinite aspect of human nature.

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The sermon was delivered on Sunday, January 18, 2015, at All Souls Unitarian Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma, by Rev. Barbara Prose, Executive Director of Ministry.

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As stories and scenes of violence flood the media and our minds:

• cartoonists of political satire are shot and killed at work,

• unarmed black men are shot and strangled on our streets by white police officers,

• journalists are beheaded and video recordings of their murders are broadcast on the internet,

• a 10 year old girl with a bomb strapped to her body, blows herself up, killing 20 other people in a crowded marketplace

we turn our attention to the teaching and legacy of a man who said,

"Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that."

This Sunday, we will struggle with the power, promise and potential of words - and drawings, to heal and to harm, to liberate and to oppress. We will remember the power, promise and potential of non-violence to transform not only the world, but even our own lives, as we dream again with Dr. King, who said, "May it not be that the new man the world needs is the nonviolent man?"

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The message was delivered on Sunday, January 11, 2015, at All Souls Unitarian Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma, by Dr. Anthony Pinn, Guest Speaker.

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As promised, we have been bringing nationally renowned Humanist speakers to deliver the message at The Point in 2014-2015. After the message, stay tuned for open-floor questions and answers with Dr. Pinn. Please tell your friends who might be interested in a Humanist speaker and service.

Dr. Anthony B. Pinn is a renowned humanist author, professor, and theologian. He is the Agnes Cullen Arnold Professor of Humanities and Professor of Religious Studies at Rice University as well as the Founding Director of The Center for Engaged Research and Collaborative Learning at Rice University. He is the author of 'Writing God’s Obituary: How a Good Methodist Became a Better Atheist' and 'Why, Lord?: Suffering and Evil in Black Theology,' amongst many other scholarly books, especially focusing upon African American Humanism. Through these works Pinn has highlighted the religious orientation of humanism as deeply rooted within black religion.

Pinn has served in the leadership of the American Academy of Religion and is currently the Director of Research for the Institute for Humanist Studies Think Tank. To learn more about Dr. Pinn visit: www.anthonypinn.com/#!anthony-pinn-biography/c1ktj

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The sermon was delivered on Sunday, January 11, 2015, at All Souls Unitarian Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma, by Rev. Dr. Marlin Lavanhar, Senior Minister.

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Before getting married, a couple is wise to make sure they are in agreement about whether their marriage is founded on love or Love. Love with a capital “L” denotes a relationship that is a part of a spiritual path that is connected to one’s highest ideals. By some accounts, the very things that make a marriage strong are things that make sex less exciting. Marriage is strengthened by familiarity, trust and safety. Sexual excitement is said to be heightened by a sense of exoticness, newness and adventurousness. Keeping the sexual excitement alive in a marriage over time can be challenging and important. However, having a spiritual foundation for a relationship is something that offers a level of connection that can help a couple truly stay together through sickness and health, better or worse, rich or poor. Sunday in the Traditional and Contemporary services I will look at the roles of sex, love and spirituality in making committed relationships successful.

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The sermon was delivered on Sunday, January 4, 2015, at All Souls Unitarian Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma, by Rev. Dr. Marlin Lavanhar, Senior Minister.

SERMON DESCRIPTION

In this months Simple Gifts Journal I wrote: "More and more Americans are developing a sex-positive spirituality. For a long time religion in the west has had a conflicting relationship with sexuality. Yet many people in the 21st Century realize that part of being whole and healthy involves freeing our sexual lives from guilt, shame and repression, and seeing it as an important, healthy and even sacred part of life." Sunday, January 4th I will launch a month-long sermon series on Love and Sex. The title of the series and of various programs throughout the month is "Make it Love."

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The sermon was delivered on Sunday, December 28, 2014, at All Souls Unitarian Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma, by Rev. Tamara Lebak, Adjunct Minister.

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John Howard Yoder writes, "If we are ever to rescue God's Good News from all the justifiable but secondary meanings it has taken on, perhaps the best way to do it is to say that the root meaning of the term evagelion would today best be translated as "revolution.'"

A revolution is a dramatic and wide-reaching change in the way something works, is organized or in our ideas about it. It is also a single orbit of one object around an axis or center. As we prepare to enter a new revolution around the sun, let us consider what parts of our own lives call for revolution? What is the axis on which we make our decisions? What parts of our lives are not connected to center that may be unnecessarily adding to the load we bear? How do we reconcile our commitments with a new revelation? Martin Luther King wrote, “[W]e are experiencing today one of the greatest revolutions that the world has ever known. Every segment of society is being swept into its mainstream. The great challenge facing [us now] is to remain awake, alert and creative....”

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The sermon was delivered on Sunday, December 21, 2014, at All Souls Unitarian Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma, by Bishop Carlton D. Pearson, Guest Minister.

SERMON DESCRIPTION

King Solomon of old wrote: “Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but when dreams come true, there is life and joy.” Proverbs 13:12

One of the kindest most gracious wishes people give to someone they admire or care for is, “May all your hopes and dreams come true”. There is a strange, usually strained and direct connection between hopes and dreams. They are not one and the same thing, but strongly associated. To hope is to expect. To dream is to imagine. We can learn to imagine what we expect and expect what we imagine. We must not only build, but be

the bridge between the two. Lets talk about effective and productive ways of doing that.

It is powerfully possible!

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The sermon was delivered on Sunday, December 21, 2014, at All Souls Unitarian Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma, by Rev. Dr. Marlin Lavanhar, Senior Minister.

SERMON DESCRIPTION

In this season when our current culture bombards us with commercialism, consumerism, and Christian ardor, let us take a moment to step out of the clamor and remember the solstice and how nature is a source of our renewal and hope. People in ancient times were much more connected to the cycles of nature. They spent more time outside. They cultivated the earth on a daily basis, had substantially fewer conveniences and comforts so that the seasons had an even more essential and inexorable influence on their lives. Winter solstice was an important time of celebration and had a role in helping people face their fears with hope and joy.

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