Rev. Robin Landerman Zucker

May I Suggest

LISTEN: READ HERE “May I suggest, may I suggest to you; May I suggest this is the best part of your life.” This refrain from a lovely song by Susan Werner (which we will hear this morning) offers us a frame for exploring with Rev Robin the themes and messages she has shared with us … Continued

Come and Find Out!

LISTEN: READ HERE Come be in community for the community, rather than the sermon topic. Rev. Robin will preach. You’ll leave with a pebble in your shoe, as usual. Promise.  

The Answer is Everything

LISTEN: Rev. Robin Landerman Zucker How do we move from scarcity thinking to abundance thinking when our lives feel stuck, we are ill or under duress, or the future looks bleak? In this sermon for Flower Communion Sunday, during the blossoming of Spring, Rev. Robin will explore with us the spiritual, physical and emotional benefits … Continued

Thank You For Being Such A Pain

LISTEN: READ HERE Whether we enjoy it or not, we learn valuable spiritual lessons from the difficult people in our lives – those whom we know and love, those we work with, attend church with, and those whom we encounter more randomly. This morning, we will explore the inherent presence of the “prickly” in our … Continued

Barefoot Believers

LISTEN: READ HERE Did you know that    Orthodox Jews like  Moses are instructed to never go without shoes because it might lead them astray? Whereas, Jesus walked his lonesome valley mostly barefoot and no one seemed all that bothered. As religious freethinkers, we UUs are not keen on the idea of limiting our options. Essentially, … Continued

Broken Hallelujah: The Theology of Leonard Cohen

LISTEN: READ HERE He has been called a philosopher, a dark poet and a troubadour of truth for generations. Leonard Cohen, who died in 2016 at age 82, expressed a progressive theology in his sharply perceptive and heartfelt songs and poems about religion, politics, isolation, relationships, and community. In this service of songs, spoken word … Continued

Flunking Sainthood

LISTEN: In her wry memoir, Jana Reiss shares a year-long quest to become more saintly by tackling 12 spiritual practices, including fasting, centering prayer, Sabbath-keeping, gratitude, and       generosity. Though she begins with the      question, “How hard could that be?” Reiss finds to her growing humiliation that she is “flunking sainthood.” In this sermon exploring the … Continued

From Snake Handlers to Skeptic

LISTEN: READ HERE With special music from the Southern Appalachian gospel tradition Here’s a provocative question: When it comes to the very soul of spiritual  seeking, are we     rational, often    skeptical Unitarian Universalists really all that      different from say, emotive snake handling        Pentecostals?  As my colleague Fred Muir observes: “We share with our Pentecostal brothers … Continued

The Church of Not Being Horrible

LISTEN: READ HERE In the words of Pastor John Pavlovitz: “The Church of Not Being Horrible will gather every week to celebrate the inherent goodness of people. We’ll share stories of the ways we succeeded in being less than horrible to our families, coworkers, and strangers, and we’ll challenge ourselves to be even less horrible in the … Continued

A Curious Bunch!

LISTEN: READ HERE One of the most popular UU bumper stickers states “The answer is to question.” We are an inherently curious bunch. For decades, inquisitive researchers have been trying to figure out the science of our human “urge to know,” and to decipher the way in which questioning happens.  They’ve discovered that what is … Continued