The sermon was delivered on Sunday, April 30, 2017, at All Souls Unitarian Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma, by Rev. Dr. Marlin Lavanhar, Senior Minister.

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Many people would argue the title of my message should be “Jesus or Science?” We live in an era of great division between those who hold a scientific worldview and those who hold fundamentalist religious views. There are those who claim there is a war between science and religion. But Jesus said, “blessed are the peacemakers.” Blessed indeed are the people who seek other solutions to conflict besides war and division. This Sunday in the Contemporary service I will explore ways that religion and science can work in partnership to help us discover what is true and good.

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The sermon was delivered on Sunday, April 23, 2017, at All Souls Unitarian Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma, by Bishop Carlton D. Pearson, Affiliate Minister.

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An orthodox understanding of redemption is the act of buying one's freedom or having it paid for by someone else. It is mostly about compensation, which is to make up for something unwelcome or unpleasant by exerting an opposite effect. It usually involves some sense of guilt. Alan Cohn wrote, "A good definition of guilt is, "punishing yourself before God doesn't."' Anthony De Mello said, "When you are guilty, it is not your sins you hate but yourself." The only real redemption is the one that suggests you don't need it. Redemption transcends the illusion of lack, alienation, and isolation and recognizes that everything you need is contained in both who and what you are - that you exist and remain divine.

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The sermon was delivered on Sunday, April 23, 2017, at All Souls Unitarian Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma, by Rev. Dr. Marlin Lavanhar, Senior Minister.

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The concept of "alternative facts" is rightfully being scorned and mocked in politics today. Yet religion has often been, and continues to be, a realm of alternative facts. What does it mean to have a religion or church that rejects alternative facts and that seeks the truth in love and also seeks the truth with reason, science, and an openness to many perspectives? What facts are there that we can count on as we look to build a theology for our times?

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The Easter Sunday homily was delivered on Sunday, April 16, 2017, at All Souls Unitarian Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma, by Rev. Dr. Marlin Lavanhar, Senior Minister.

 

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The sermon was delivered on Sunday, April 9, 2017, at All Souls Unitarian Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma, by Rev. Dr. Marlin Lavanhar, Senior Minister.

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On Sunday, on the eve of determining the next steps towards All Souls’ future, it was important for us to first join in worship. It was a time to remember how important this congregation is to each of us and to our community. After the abrupt resignation of Unitarian Universalist Association President, Peter Morales, it's more important than ever to focus on the future of Unitarian Universalism in the 21st century and our future in Tulsa.

The potential is great, the stakes are high and the emotions are mixed. One thing that unites us, even in times of difference, is the call of our free faith. Let’s gather together to support each other. Let’s meet and connect with others who attend a different service. Let’s listen to each of our choirs sing. Let us strengthen the ties of love which bind us together, giving dignity, meaning, worth and joy to all our days.

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