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Sermons from the First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis, a Unitarian Universalist Humanist Congregation Celebrating the Human Spirit Within Us All

Latest Episodes

Holy Subtraction Theory!

Holy Subtraction Theory! Nearly every new religious movement claims to be getting back to basics — what some prophet or other originally said or meant; what the founder of some religion or other really meant. Don’t buy it. The words in scriptures change meaning with time. The cultural realities change with time. The social and cultural needs that religions meet change over time. For more, read Holy Subtraction Theory! Blog Post

3 MIN2 days ago
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Holy Subtraction Theory!

So Here We Are

Rev. David Breeden speaking The German philosopher Martin Heidegger called the feeling Geworfenheit, “thrownness.” It’s the feeling that we’re here, but we don’t really know where “here” is and we don’t know what to do next. That feeling can be debilitating. Or we can thrill in the expectation of what’s next. Talk (PDF): So Here We Are

24 MIN6 days ago
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So Here We Are

David Breeden - Gathering the Waters

Speaker: Rev. David Breeden 2019.09.08 Led by Revs. David Breeden, Jim Foti and Kelli Clement Come kick off the new program year with our annual water celebration as our ministers share reflections on what it means to gather as a humanist community. This all-ages assembly will include a story by Rev. Jim and Religious Education Director Allison Wyeth. Remember to bring along a small amount of water you collected over the summer!

7 MIN1 weeks ago
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David Breeden - Gathering the Waters

Jim Foti - Gathering the Waters

Speaker: Rev. Jim Foti 2019.09.08 Led by Revs. David Breeden, Jim Foti and Kelli Clement Come kick off the new program year with our annual water celebration as our ministers share reflections on what it means to gather as a humanist community. This all-ages assembly will include a story by Rev. Jim and Religious Education Director Allison Wyeth. Remember to bring along a small amount of water you collected over the summer!

4 MIN1 weeks ago
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Jim Foti - Gathering the Waters

Kelli Clement - Gathering the Waters

Speaker: Rev. Kelli Clement 2019.09.08 Led by Revs. David Breeden, Jim Foti and Kelli Clement Come kick off the new program year with our annual water celebration as our ministers share reflections on what it means to gather as a humanist community. This all-ages assembly will include a story by Rev. Jim and Religious Education Director Allison Wyeth. Remember to bring along a small amount of water you collected over the summer!

5 MIN1 weeks ago
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Kelli Clement - Gathering the Waters

Anxiety Is Your Friend: A Closer Look at Kierkegaard

Speaker: Dr. David Breeden September 8, 2019 FUS University presents “Anxiety Is Your Friend: A Closer Look at Kierkegaard,” with Rev. Dr. David Breeden. The ideas of Danish philosopher and theologian Søren Kierkegaard are often portrayed as a very depressing read, but his take on anxiety and despair is in fact very positive and life-affirming.

24 MIN1 weeks ago
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Anxiety Is Your Friend: A Closer Look at Kierkegaard

Putting Labor Back in Labor Day

Speaker: Rev. David Breeden Sunday, September 1, 2019 While he was still in seminary, Rev. Breeden wrote a talk called ”Putting Labor Back in Labor Day.” It won a sermon-writing award through the UUA and went up on the website. Every year before Labor Day, he gets requests to reprint or read that talk. One problem with such a situation is that the facts and figures shared then are now out of date. What unfortunately isn’t out-of-date is the continued decline of labor unions and the conditions of US workers. David is updating that talk. Talk (PDF): Putting Labor Back in Labor Day

21 MIN2 weeks ago
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Putting Labor Back in Labor Day

Nothing Neither Way: A Humanist Samadhi

As a Humanist, I’m always skeptical about complicated religious texts. Is the complication bad translation? Is the complication merely a smoke screen for vacuity? Nothing Neither Way: A Humanist Samadhi Blog Post

3 MIN3 weeks ago
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Nothing Neither Way: A Humanist Samadhi

Refugees from Complexity

Rev. David Breeden speaking In contemporary US marketing–which encompasses everything from toothbrushes to politics to religion–each of us is identified and categorized by demographics. Swimming as we do in these waters, how can we stop long enough to notice the humanity of others? Refugees from Complexity Talk

19 MIN3 weeks ago
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Refugees from Complexity

Din of Conversation Episode 1

Din of Conversation In this episode, David Breeden and Jé Exodus Hooper discuss Universal Humanism. The din of conversation is as much meaning as we shall ever have. ~Terry Eagleton Twitter Facebook Instagram Secular North Discord Direct Link

34 MINAUG 24
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Din of Conversation Episode 1

Latest Episodes

Holy Subtraction Theory!

Holy Subtraction Theory! Nearly every new religious movement claims to be getting back to basics — what some prophet or other originally said or meant; what the founder of some religion or other really meant. Don’t buy it. The words in scriptures change meaning with time. The cultural realities change with time. The social and cultural needs that religions meet change over time. For more, read Holy Subtraction Theory! Blog Post

3 MIN2 days ago
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Holy Subtraction Theory!

So Here We Are

Rev. David Breeden speaking The German philosopher Martin Heidegger called the feeling Geworfenheit, “thrownness.” It’s the feeling that we’re here, but we don’t really know where “here” is and we don’t know what to do next. That feeling can be debilitating. Or we can thrill in the expectation of what’s next. Talk (PDF): So Here We Are

24 MIN6 days ago
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So Here We Are

David Breeden - Gathering the Waters

Speaker: Rev. David Breeden 2019.09.08 Led by Revs. David Breeden, Jim Foti and Kelli Clement Come kick off the new program year with our annual water celebration as our ministers share reflections on what it means to gather as a humanist community. This all-ages assembly will include a story by Rev. Jim and Religious Education Director Allison Wyeth. Remember to bring along a small amount of water you collected over the summer!

7 MIN1 weeks ago
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David Breeden - Gathering the Waters

Jim Foti - Gathering the Waters

Speaker: Rev. Jim Foti 2019.09.08 Led by Revs. David Breeden, Jim Foti and Kelli Clement Come kick off the new program year with our annual water celebration as our ministers share reflections on what it means to gather as a humanist community. This all-ages assembly will include a story by Rev. Jim and Religious Education Director Allison Wyeth. Remember to bring along a small amount of water you collected over the summer!

4 MIN1 weeks ago
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Jim Foti - Gathering the Waters

Kelli Clement - Gathering the Waters

Speaker: Rev. Kelli Clement 2019.09.08 Led by Revs. David Breeden, Jim Foti and Kelli Clement Come kick off the new program year with our annual water celebration as our ministers share reflections on what it means to gather as a humanist community. This all-ages assembly will include a story by Rev. Jim and Religious Education Director Allison Wyeth. Remember to bring along a small amount of water you collected over the summer!

5 MIN1 weeks ago
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Kelli Clement - Gathering the Waters

Anxiety Is Your Friend: A Closer Look at Kierkegaard

Speaker: Dr. David Breeden September 8, 2019 FUS University presents “Anxiety Is Your Friend: A Closer Look at Kierkegaard,” with Rev. Dr. David Breeden. The ideas of Danish philosopher and theologian Søren Kierkegaard are often portrayed as a very depressing read, but his take on anxiety and despair is in fact very positive and life-affirming.

24 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
Anxiety Is Your Friend: A Closer Look at Kierkegaard

Putting Labor Back in Labor Day

Speaker: Rev. David Breeden Sunday, September 1, 2019 While he was still in seminary, Rev. Breeden wrote a talk called ”Putting Labor Back in Labor Day.” It won a sermon-writing award through the UUA and went up on the website. Every year before Labor Day, he gets requests to reprint or read that talk. One problem with such a situation is that the facts and figures shared then are now out of date. What unfortunately isn’t out-of-date is the continued decline of labor unions and the conditions of US workers. David is updating that talk. Talk (PDF): Putting Labor Back in Labor Day

21 MIN2 weeks ago
Comments
Putting Labor Back in Labor Day

Nothing Neither Way: A Humanist Samadhi

As a Humanist, I’m always skeptical about complicated religious texts. Is the complication bad translation? Is the complication merely a smoke screen for vacuity? Nothing Neither Way: A Humanist Samadhi Blog Post

3 MIN3 weeks ago
Comments
Nothing Neither Way: A Humanist Samadhi

Refugees from Complexity

Rev. David Breeden speaking In contemporary US marketing–which encompasses everything from toothbrushes to politics to religion–each of us is identified and categorized by demographics. Swimming as we do in these waters, how can we stop long enough to notice the humanity of others? Refugees from Complexity Talk

19 MIN3 weeks ago
Comments
Refugees from Complexity

Din of Conversation Episode 1

Din of Conversation In this episode, David Breeden and Jé Exodus Hooper discuss Universal Humanism. The din of conversation is as much meaning as we shall ever have. ~Terry Eagleton Twitter Facebook Instagram Secular North Discord Direct Link

34 MINAUG 24
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Din of Conversation Episode 1