Speaker: Rev. Ted Tollefson

Growing a Spiritual Life

What if every person already has a “spiritual practice”, that is, a way of increasing vitality, compassion, and relaxed alertness?  Then growing a spiritual life is more a matter of recognizing what we do and strengthening it rather than starting something new and heroic.

The Art of Dreaming

Each night every person dreams several times and during the day-time, when we’re bored or distracted, we day-dreaming. What is the purpose and possible use of our persistent dreaming? How has the history of invention and evolution been prompted by dreaming?

Holy Synergy

Rev. Ted Tollefson joins us for one of his monthly (roughly) thought provoking sessions.  “Holy Synergy!”  Rev. Ted Tollefson

What if our world were filled with events that are “extraordinary” but not necessarily “supernatural”?  Like Moses and the Burning Bush or Jesus and the miracle of … read more.

Follow the Yellow Brick Road

Speaker: Rev. Ted Tollefson

Worship Service Coordinator: Joy Hembel

Music: Debra Reid

The “Wizard of Oz” is an American fairy tale which contains practical guidance

about “the Good Life”, a Just society, the structure of our True Self, Women’s Rights and spiritual practices to realize our human potential. Would it surprise … read more.

Welcome to the Interdependent Web

Speaker: Rev. Ted Tollefson

Worship Service Coordinator: Paul Thompson

Music: Cheryl Koch

 

What does it mean to live as if we were interwoven into the interdependent web of life? What does our vision of interdependence require of us ethically and spiritually? We will end with a “Declaration of Independence.” Will … read more.

Waging Peace

Waging Peace

WSC: Scott Kunze; Music: Cheryl Koch

There is a point of convergence between Biblical faith and Chinese philosophy. By whatever name we call it — shalom, salaam, p’ing –– peace yearns for justice. As Dr. King observed, “Peace is not the absence of conflict; it is the presence … read more.

Are You a Progressive Patriot?

Speaker: Rev. Ted Tollefson

Worship Service Coordinator: Paul Thompson; Music: Anne Waltner

It is sometimes tempting to identify political conservatives
with patriotism, but it’s dangerous fun. I will suggest ways that liberals and
progressives can reclaim our patriotism by drawing a few lessons from
American Founders. What principles can we claim … read more.

Lessons Learned from Journey to Foreign Lands

Worship Service Coordinator: Mike Huber; Music: Joseph L’Amour

Kristen and I are
traveling in Japan this week. Here’s some of what we’re learning so far:

1. The Japanese have
mastered the design of the bath and the bed. We’re converting.

2. We have rarely met
a more courteous, frugal and kind people. Thanks … read more.