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All Souls Unitarian Church, Tulsa, OK


Jun 24, 2018

The sermon was delivered on Sunday, June 24, 2018, at All Souls Unitarian Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma, by Rev. Doug Inhofe, Sabbatical Minister.

SERMON DESCRIPTION

More than we imagine, aspects of our lives are arranged as games. We participate in games with rules. We opt to play or not with others. In the games of life, there are time limits, areas of responsibilities, and, ultimately, there’s a winner. This predictability, this certainty, we imagine, can salve our anxiety about our futures.

But there are useful games that are not time-limited or modeled by the games with winners. These games are infinite—they are games for a life beyond certainty. They leave behind a “winning” effort in favor of insuring the continuation of play itself. This is a meta-world where the rules may change, even the participants, but the game never ends. These games can give us a standard for how to be: if you’re in love with someone or something, a project or a congregation, then the game plan is to do what keeps the love going.

*Featuring music performed by Kara Staiger, Rick Fortner, David B. Smith, Matthew Edwards.

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