'It's Not My Fault' - (Rev. Marlin Lavanhar)

The sermon was delivered on Sunday, October 27, 2013, at All Souls Unitarian Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma, by Rev. Marlin Lavanhar, Senior Minister.

SERMON DESCRIPTION

My sermon topic for this Sunday will be chosen for me by the highest bidder at the church’s Lovapalooza Auction on Saturday night.

Do you have an idea that you would like to hear me speak about? Nobody, not even I, will know Sunday’s sermon topic until the final live auction item on Saturday night. Come support the auction and have a lot of fun at Lovapalooza and then come Sunday to hear what I have to say on this surprise topic.

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'We're All Doing Time' - (Rev. Barbara Prose & Randy Lewis)

The sermon was delivered on Sunday, October 20, 2013, at All Souls Unitarian Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma, by Rev. Barbara Prose, Assistant Minister, and Minister Randy Lewis, Adjunct Minister.

SERMON DESCRIPTION

The United States has the highest documented incarceration rate in the world. America locks up more of its citizens than Iceland, Japan, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, Ireland, Germany and Italy… combined.

Wait, it gets worse. Oklahoma ranks first in the nation in the incarceration of women, second in the incarceration of black men, and third in the incarceration of men.

As members of a community of faith, we have a responsibility to resist a local culture which doesn’t seem to believe that redemption is real or that people deserve second chances.

Both of us have been involved with the criminal justice system in different ways over the years. We share a passion for justice and a desire to work together to make changes in our state. We hope you will come hear what we have to say about our broken system and join us as we continue to build our own, Free InDeed Prison Ministry here at All Souls.

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'Why Life is Not Fair' - (Rev. Marlin Lavanhar)

The sermon was delivered on Sunday, October 13, 2013, at All Souls Unitarian Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma, by Rev. Marlin Lavanhar, Senior Minister.

SERMON DESCRIPTION

In a childhood version of ethics and faith, good things happen to good people. Yet tragedy and misfortune are much less discriminating than that. A drunk driver hits a car and survives, while in the hit car a small child dies. Such events defy all concepts of fairness. Religions too often seem to become apologists for a God who would create such a cruel world. And many Atheists site such cruelty as proof that there can be no God. Often, in people’s explanations of how and why bad things happen to good people, they unwittingly present theories and theologies that not only insult our intelligence but that ought to insult even “the gods!”

This Sunday, I want to have a courageous and honest conversation about why life is not fair and what we might do about it.

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'The Temptation To Be Good' - (Rev. Marlin Lavanhar)

The sermon was delivered on Sunday, October 6, 2013, at All Souls Unitarian Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma, by Rev. Marlin Lavanhar, Senior Minister.

SERMON DESCRIPTION

In October we launch a new theme for the month and it is Evil. Few topics are as exciting or challenging for a theologian or philosopher. To reconcile the purpose of creation or the existence of God with the reality of evil is the challenge of every moral person. The temptation to be good, it seems, is often less powerful than the temptation to immorality in all its titillating and exhilarating forms.

Last month I discussed how we can avoid being thrown off course by difficult people and situations, and this month I’ll also explore how temptation and evil can knock us off our path.

Come and explore with me the nature of our identity, who we think we are, and why it matters.

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