The sermon was delivered on Sunday, May 20, 2018, at All Souls Unitarian Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma, by Bishop Carlton D. Pearson, Affiliate Minister.

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"I'm for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it's for or against." —Malcolm X

Justice is the legal, moral or philosophical theory by which fairness is administered. The concept of justice often differs somewhat in every culture.

Justice can be more mental than moral, or the other way around. Consciousness is the missing link to what is otherwise a cold and caustic concept. When applied without compassion and emotion, justice can be far more destructive than constructive. Justice need never be Draconian, but compassionate and sensitive to its individual beneficiaries. Here at All Souls we both intend and insist that Justice become and remain a working reality in our world!

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The message was delivered on Sunday, May 20, 2018, at All Souls Unitarian Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma, by Rev. Dr. Marlin Lavanhar, Senior Minister, at the Humanist Service.

MESSAGE DESCRIPTION

Join All Souls to honor all who are graduating this May. Each year, celebrities and valedictorians deliver commencement addresses across the nation to graduates, their families and friends. They often share encouraging words about success and what gives life meaning. Join me on Graduation Sunday to hear my commencement address to all of our graduates in our youth program and congregation.

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The sermon was delivered on Sunday, May 20, 2018, at All Souls Unitarian Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma, by Rev. Dr. Marlin Lavanhar, Senior Minister.

SERMON DESCRIPTION

Join All Souls to honor all who are graduating this May. Each year, celebrities and valedictorians deliver commencement addresses across the nation to graduates, their families and friends. They often share encouraging words about success and what gives life meaning. Join me on Graduation Sunday to hear my commencement address to all of our graduates in our youth program and congregation.

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The message was delivered on Sunday, May 13, 2018, at All Souls Unitarian Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma, by Nancy McDonald, Guest Speaker, at the Humanist Service.

MESSAGE DESCRIPTION

Nancy McDonald sees “mothering” as a verb, as a way all of us can engage the world. As a mother of biological children, an adopted child, and as a “second mother” to many, Nancy is the embodiment of a mothering spirit. She will share her personal reflections and stories about how All Souls members and our partners in justice are meeting some of Tulsa’s most heart-wrenching challenges with love and action. Join her in the Humanist Hour to hear her stories that are sure to touch your heart and inspire your mothering spirit.

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The sermon was delivered on Sunday, May 13, 2018, at All Souls Unitarian Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma, by Rev. Dr. Marlin Lavanhar, Senior Minister.

SERMON DESCRIPTION

Rev. Marlin Lavanhar shares his Mother's Day message about motherhood, love, and connectedness.

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The sermon was delivered on Sunday, May 6, 2018, at All Souls Unitarian Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma, by Bishop Carlton D. Pearson, Affiliate Minister.

SERMON DESCRIPTION

“Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.” —Martin Luther King, Jr.

Life is neither equal of fair, so we must learn to find justice in the life and psyche of our world that tends to be terrible and impossible at times. Justice is rooted in the word just which means behaving according to what is morally right and fair. This makes it hard to believe that life is fair. So, if indeed you feel that life isn’t fair, then how can we access and execute justice?

During May, All Souls will present weekly discussions, sermons and lectures around the subject of the human virtue and vice of justice, fairness and equality.

*Musical performance by Sarah Maud (vocals) and Jordan Hehl (bass).

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The message was delivered on Sunday, May 6, 2018, at All Souls Unitarian Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma, by Rev. Dr. Marlin Lavanhar, Senior Minister, at the Humanist Service.

MESSAGE DESCRIPTION

If my neighbor believes I’m going to hell, I don’t really care as long as they respect my property, treat me and my family nicely and let me borrow a cup a sugar or a power tool when needed. The good news for me is that whatever they believe—the fact is, they don’t control the universe, the afterlife, nor do they, or anyone, really know what is yet to come. When people ask me why our congregation is socially engaged, I explain that we place love beyond belief. Most, if not all of us, do not expect God or any other kind of savior or superhero to come down to Earth and fix it. That is why we try to do our part to make the world a better place during the short time we have and to help people out of the hells of life.

*Music by Tommy Poole (saxophone) and Rick Fortner (piano)

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The sermon was delivered on Sunday, May 6, 2018, at All Souls Unitarian Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma, by Rev. Dr. Marlin Lavanhar, Senior Minister.

SERMON DESCRIPTION

If my neighbor believes I’m going to hell, I don’t really care as long as they respect my property, treat me and my family nicely and let me borrow a cup a sugar or a power tool when needed. The good news for me is that whatever they believe—the fact is, they don’t control the universe, the afterlife, nor do they, or anyone, really know what is yet to come. When people ask me why our congregation is socially engaged, I explain that we place love beyond belief. Most, if not all of us, do not expect God or any other kind of savior or superhero to come down to Earth and fix it. That is why we try to do our part to make the world a better place during the short time we have and to help people out of the hells of life.

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The message was delivered on Sunday, April 29, 2018, at All Souls Unitarian Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma, by Steven L. Williams, Pastoral Care Chaplain, at the Humanist Service.

MESSAGE DESCRIPTION

Adults do not play nearly enough. We forget that fun, joy, creativity, and silliness bring us closer to our essential nature. Children know this intuitively. They use play for everything. Play not only helps them figure out their world, but who they are and where they fit in that world. If you look at your favorite ways of playing as a child, you may see the roots of what brings you the most joy today. Sometimes we need help remembering how to play.

*The service includes music performed by Jared Tyler, guest musician (guitar and vocals).

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The sermon was delivered on Sunday, April 29, 2018, at All Souls Unitarian Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma, by Bishop Carlton D. Pearson, Affiliate Minister.

SERMON DESCRIPTION

Transcendence is a constant natural and nurtured discipline of the soul, self and mind. It means, from its etymological origin, to climb across or climb over. It is a reference to existence or experience beyond the normal or physical level.

Our American culture, including religion, is transcending to a new and more progressive spirituality. Join us here at All Souls for a fantastic month of moving across, through and beyond previous limits boundaries to a new discovery and even recovery of our most power living as human beings, being human.

*Special musical guest Branjae Jackson joins for both the 10:00 Traditional and 11:30 a.m. Contemporary Services!

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