Rev. Alex Holt

The Vulnerability of Being Both/And

19th century author Alexis de Tocqueville speaks of American religion as being attracted to one extreme or another but leaving the middle way out. Is awareness of multiple choices in life better than a binary either/or approach to life? LISTEN:

Making Friends with Anxiety

How do we face anxiety in this uncertain time by embracing it rather than turning away? LISTEN:

Valentine’s Day and the “L” Word

We know the usual theme for Valentine’s Day as Love. What’s another theme that is important to liberal religious communities? LISTEN:

A Thirst for Wholeness

Carl Jung wrote about our universal human search for wholeness as ‘a thirst for wholeness’. How do we respond to this search in our society that is seemingly addicted to consumer goods and other immediate gratifications?   LISTEN:    

How Good to Center Down

The late theologian Howard Thurman wrote these lines “How good it is to center down! To sit quietly and see one’s self pass by! The streets of our minds seethe with endless traffic; Our spirits resound with clashings, with noisy silences, While something deep within hungers and thirsts for the still moment and the resting lull.” … Continued

Atonement and Vows for the New Year

How do we find time to ritualize the letting go of our unskillful thoughts, words and deeds as this new year begins? (hint: flash paper is involved). Can we create a vow rather than a resolution for the year ahead?

Blue Christmas

Many UU congregations set aside a day of reflection during the holidays to remember those who have died or who are no longer in our lives. This will be an informal service.

Christmas Eve: The Wonder of it All

It’s said that Christmas is for children. Can we all find ways to embrace Wonder regardless of our religious convictions? LISTEN:

Winter Holidays and Awakening

‘Awakening’ can mean many things but especially during the holiday season. How can it be a practice of patience and wonder? LISTEN: