Summer as a time to take risks. What does that look like?
Sermons by Rev. Marti Keller
Rev. Keller explores topics of everyday spirituality, prophetic witness, religious feminisms, and intra-religious teachings. She is especially sought for her contributions exploring the place of Judaism within and without Unitarian Universalism and for the individual.
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When I lean into the story of Easter these days to find its meaning for me, I am drawn to the story of Jesus told by Marcus Borg. This Jesus was a healer and a wisdom teacher. A movement organizer.
I chose this sermon from a few years back to revisit, rework, repost, and re-record, because it is about Margaret Fuller, whose tenacity and forward thinking might be an antidote — for a few moments — to the pervasive pandemic messaging we are receiving.
The story of Emma Lazurus, who wrote the inscription for the statue of liberty — and was a pioneering advocate for immigrants and refugees — in recognition of women’s history month and her intersectional work.
Christmas and Hanukkah: How do we appropriately acknowledge these two holidays? Publicly and privately honor and/or observe them? How can they co-exist without being homogenized into a marketing melting pot? Or can they?
Fred Rogers wanted to use what he called a fabulous instrument, that small television screen, to share what has been described as his “deep and simple faith in a beautiful, noble, sacred life with kindness as its foundation.” Not just to grab their attention, but to teach children, and through them, all of us, how to be human.