'WHY GOOD THINGS HAPPEN TO BAD PEOPLE' - A sermon by Rev. Dr. Marlin Lavanhar

The sermon was delivered on Sunday, May 1, 2016, at All SoulsUnitarian Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma, by Rev. Dr. Marlin Lavanhar,Senior Minister.

SERMON DESCRIPTION

Is there a goodness of life that is bestowed on us regardless ofwhether or not we deserve it? In traditional theological languagethis would be called “grace.” It is said that there is a goodnessthat is granted to us solely to the degree that we have thecapacity to receive it. If that is true, then a realistic goalwould be to remove the barriers and obstacles that get in the wayof our receiving such free gifts. Through the course of life weaccumulate various barriers to life’s goodness. Yet, if people canexperience the goodness of life without earning it, why wouldn’tthat encourage people to be selfish or bad? Good things happen tobad people and since we all are bad sometimes, this is good news!Sunday, as we launch our new theme of “Gifts and Grace” I willspeak in the Traditional Service and The Point about the idea ofunmerited gifts, that like the sun, are received by the therighteous and the unrighteous alike.

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'THE ART, DISCIPLINE, AND SCIENCE OF LETTING GO' - A sermon by Bishop Carlton D. Pearson

The sermon was delivered on Sunday, April 17, 2016, at All Souls Unitarian Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma, by Bishop Carlton D. Pearson, Affiliate Minister.

SERMON DESCRIPTION

It is an American cultural condition to “hold on.” It’s part of our common consciousness and motivates us from birth. We naturally hold on to our mother’s breast for nourishment and life. “Holding on for dear life” is a term of both desperation and strength. Letting go on the other hand is in sometimes considered a weakness and even for some, a sin. But there comes a time when letting go can actually save your life. Letting go is often a more rewarding discipline than hanging on. In this day of ongoing change and evolution, we must all learn the art, discipline and science of letting go.

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'YOU'LL NEVER KNOW... UNLESS YOU LET GO ' - A sermon by Rev. David Ruffin

The sermon was delivered on Sunday, April 17, 2016, at All Souls Unitarian Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma, by Rev. David Ruffin, Assistant Minister.

SERMON DESCRIPTION

Even though letting go is at the heart of being alive, we often resist it with all the strength we have. But clinched fists receive little… Striving to hold on to what we cannot grasp, we keep ourselves from the greatest gifts life has to offer. In a contemporary culture that emphasizes accruing our way toward happiness, could you risk letting go of your white-knuckled grip on what you think you need to be okay? If you can, you may find you’re finally able to fully receive what you’re already being given, and for that matter, finally able to fully give what you’re capable of giving to others. But you’ll never really know unless you really let go.

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'FREEDOM IS NOT FOR COWARDS' - A sermon by Bishop Carlton D. Pearson

The sermon was delivered on Sunday, April 10, 2016, at All Souls Unitarian Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma, by Bishop Carlton D. Pearson, Affiliate Minister.

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The opposite of letting go is holding on. Both have their place and purpose in consciousness and character. Knowing when and how to do either is a spiritual discipline of life, love, and liberty. Freedom is not for cowards.

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'LETTING GO OF THE THINGS THAT HURT US ' - A sermon by Rev. Dr. Marlin Lavanhar

The sermon was delivered on Sunday, April 10, 2016, at All Souls Unitarian Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma, by Rev. Dr. Marlin Lavanhar, Senior Minister.

SERMON DESCRIPTION

Sometimes it seems like the things we are drawn to or that we like best are not always the things that are good for us. Why do people have such a hard time letting go, even when we are letting go of something or someone that we know is hurting us? How can we learn to let go? When we do let go? And how can we maintain our freedom?

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'Easter Sunday Message' - A message by Rev. Dr. Marlin Lavanhar

The message was delivered on Easter Sunday, March 27, 2016, at All Souls Unitarian Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma, by Rev. Dr. Marlin Lavanhar, Senior Minister.

 

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'THE CONCEPT OF SALVATION' - A sermon by Bishop Carlton D. Pearson

The sermon was delivered on Sunday, March 20, 2016, at All Souls Unitarian Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma, by Bishop Carlton D. Pearson, Affiliate Minister.

SERMON DESCRIPTION

As most people, particularly Christians, perceive it, the concept of salvation is actually built more around fear than faith. Religious faith is more in religious fears, or fear based theologies, particularly fear of God or the gods than it is in benevolence. Do we need Jesus to protect us from God? Jesus didn’t come to protect us from God, but to reconnect us to God in consciousness.

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'HOW I WAS SAVED BY PUNK ROCK' - A sermon by Rev. Dr. Marlin Lavanhar

The sermon was delivered on Sunday, March 20, 2016, at All Souls Unitarian Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma, by Rev. Dr. Marlin Lavanhar, Senior Minister.

SERMON DESCRIPTION

When I took on the task of describing “Are Humanists Saved” for The Point on March 6, I reinterpreted an experience I had about five years ago at a punk rock concert. The conclusions I took from the story five years later were new and in some ways surprising. Come find out how I was “saved” at a punk rock concert and what it means for you and our community. It’s probably not what you think.

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'PRE-ORDAINED SALVATION' - A sermon by Rev. David Ruffin

The sermon was delivered on Sunday, March 13, 2016, at All Souls Unitarian Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma, by Rev. David Ruffin, Assistant Minister.

SERMON DESCRIPTION

Our tradition long ago rejected the idea that God, being all knowing and all powerful, had pre-destined some to be saved (the elect) and pre-destined others… not to be. “Where does human agency come into that equation?!” said early Unitarians. And yet, nowadays, here at All Souls, we tell EVERYBODY that they’re included in God’s love. Or, in other words, we tell everyone that they’re already saved! But then… what role does our human agency play in that?! Instead of engaging with the age old debate - are we saved by faith alone or by works alone, let’s make it personal. What is saving YOU, right now? And what role do you play in being saved, and even saving others? See you in church!

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'SIN IS OUR ONLY HOPE' - A sermon by Rev. Barbara Prose

The sermon was delivered on Sunday, March 13, 2016, at All Souls Unitarian Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma, by Rev. Barbara Prose, Executive Director of Ministry.

SERMON DESCRIPTION

We are a people who believe in original blessing, not original sin. So theoretically, there’s nothing for us to be saved from. Certainly we don’t need to be saved from death itself.

But what if what we really need, is to be saved from our selves? Then our sins – our experiences of turning away from the light and allowing ourselves to be pulled into the darkness – are the signs and signals we need, to help us turn our lives back around. “Sin is our only hope,” writes Barbara Brown Taylor, “because the recognition that something is wrong is the first step toward setting it right again.”

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