January 17, 2021
January 10, 2021
January 3, 2021
Dr. Bossen reflects on how Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. combined the prophetic with the pastoral in his effort to dismantle white supremacy. Our efforts towards a more spiritual life for ourselves and more just society for all can be pursued together; King preached about three dimensions of a complete life.
Our living tradition is drawn from six sources, the first of which is “Direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces which create and uphold life.” But we as UUs tend to trust only what we can understand and quantify, and distrust those things that remain a mystery. We often gravitate more to our sense of reason than our sense of wonder.
In a year defined by social distancing, hugs, grasping a hand, nearly all forms of touch have been avoided. But our lives and our legacies are defined by how many lives we touch. Continuing his revival of an annual tradition, Rev. Scott reflects on some people who touched many lives and that we lost in 2020.
January 19, 2021
January 6, 2021
November 3, 2020
First Unitarian Universalist Church of Houston joins
our nation in this moment of reflection and shares this Pre-Inauguration Prayer
for peace, prosperity, justice and health for all.
And as requested by President-Elect Biden, our church bell will be ringing today at 4:30 pm., remembering all lives lost to COVID-19.
Astonishing and alarming events have unfolded in Washington this afternoon and evening. Treasonous actors stormed, vandalized, and broke into the U.S. Capitol, temporarily stopping the electoral vote. Because of the events of the day, our Senior Minister, the Rev. Dr. Colin Bossen has recorded this Prayer for Democracy. Please join him and your fellow congregants in praying for our country.
Today First Church is offering a prayer for the election. It is an opportunity for everybody to find their center and join in community, albeit online. We invite you to join us!
January 13, 2021
January 6, 2021
December 16, 2020
Rev. Colin speaks with Dr. Arlie Hochschild about what happened in the Capitol on January 6, and her perspective as a Sociologist who has studied the right and specifically how emotion influences their perspective.
REWINS: The Rev. Dr. Colin Bossen interviews L.A. McCrae about the institutionalized white supremacy in America, and ways to support those dedicated to eradicating it.
Rev. Colin speaks with Dr. Hejar Oncel about the grassroots system of "Democratic Confederalism" that the Kurdish people of Rojava in Turkey have developed that was both inspired by the west and also inspires people in the west, by demonstrating a way of governing that transcends large central governments.
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