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Good News from Hopedale

Rev. Tony Lorenzen

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Good News from Hopedale

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Rev. Tony Lorenzen

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Rev. Tony Lorenzen preaches the good news of Unitarian Universalism from the pulpit of one Unitarian Universalism's historic churches in Hopedale, MA.

Latest Episodes

“Waking Up White” – a sermon about why it’s so hard for white people to talk about race

Rev. Tony Lorenzen preaches a sermon in the Unitarian Universalist tradition about why it is so difficult for white people to talk openly and honestly about race. He reflects on the Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity and offers suggestion for white people on how to deal with the discomfort, fears, and anxiety that arise when confronted with the realities of racism, white supremacy, and giving up white privilege.

25 min2018 JAN 16
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“Waking Up White” – a sermon about why it’s so hard for white people to talk about race

Berkana: a sermon on growth, rebirth, and liberation

Rev. Tony Lorenzen preaches a sermon in the Unitarian Universalist tradition reflecting on growth and rebirth, why quitting is not the same thing as giving up, how to walk out of failing systems and walk on to new life, and how to liberate ourselves from things that drag us down so we can get to work on what lifts us up, even if that means leaving things behind to take on new challenges.

20 min2018 JAN 8
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Berkana: a sermon on growth, rebirth, and liberation

Making Space for Another’s Truth

Karen Gehm and Rev. Tony Lorenzen reflect on creating heartspace to enter into another's Truth.

23 min2017 MAY 11
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Making Space for Another’s Truth

Salvation by Science

Rev. Tony Lorenzen reflects on the romance of science and how our acceptance of science saves us from idolatries of the heart and mind.

22 min2017 MAY 5
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Salvation by Science

Pardon and Punishment

Rev. Tony Lorenzen reflects on the difference between Restorative Justice and Retributive Justice and how this difference affects our view of forgiveness from parenting to our penal system.

23 min2017 MAR 30
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Pardon and Punishment

Interfaith Reconciliation

Mona Ives offers a primer on Islam and reflections on interfaith work, forgiveness, and being Muslim in America.

19 min2017 MAR 13
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Interfaith Reconciliation

The Humble Response

Rev. Tony Lorenzen reflects on why forgiving yourself can be so difficult. He explores the practice of humility as a tool for knowing when to go easy on yourself and when to hold yourself accountable.

21 min2017 MAR 6
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The Humble Response

Service is our Prayer

Rev. Tony Lorenzen reflects on the phrase "service is our prayer" found in many UU congregational covenants. He compares service being the prayer of Unitarian Universalists to various concepts from other religious traditions such as Tikkun Olam, Engaged Buddhism,The Reclaiming Tradition, the concept of the Active-Contemplative.

19 min2017 FEB 28
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Service is our Prayer

Walking the Dog

Rev. Tony Lorenzen reflects on what qualities make something a spiritual practice. Discipline, dedication,and depth are among the qualities that differentiate spiritual practices from other activities.

26 min2017 FEB 15
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Walking the Dog

Need, Gratitude, and Awe

Rev, Tony Lorenzen reflects on the concept and practice of prayer, and how it is so much more than oversimplified wishful thinking. He explores the need for a "language of reverence" as well working definitions of God, Spirit, Soul, and Prayer. He agrees with Anne Lamott that there are only three basic types of prayer: Help, Thanks, and Wow OR Need, Gratitude, and Awe. He encourages us to "pray without ceasing."

19 min2017 FEB 9
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Need, Gratitude, and Awe

Latest Episodes

“Waking Up White” – a sermon about why it’s so hard for white people to talk about race

Rev. Tony Lorenzen preaches a sermon in the Unitarian Universalist tradition about why it is so difficult for white people to talk openly and honestly about race. He reflects on the Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity and offers suggestion for white people on how to deal with the discomfort, fears, and anxiety that arise when confronted with the realities of racism, white supremacy, and giving up white privilege.

25 min2018 JAN 16
Comments
“Waking Up White” – a sermon about why it’s so hard for white people to talk about race

Berkana: a sermon on growth, rebirth, and liberation

Rev. Tony Lorenzen preaches a sermon in the Unitarian Universalist tradition reflecting on growth and rebirth, why quitting is not the same thing as giving up, how to walk out of failing systems and walk on to new life, and how to liberate ourselves from things that drag us down so we can get to work on what lifts us up, even if that means leaving things behind to take on new challenges.

20 min2018 JAN 8
Comments
Berkana: a sermon on growth, rebirth, and liberation

Making Space for Another’s Truth

Karen Gehm and Rev. Tony Lorenzen reflect on creating heartspace to enter into another's Truth.

23 min2017 MAY 11
Comments
Making Space for Another’s Truth

Salvation by Science

Rev. Tony Lorenzen reflects on the romance of science and how our acceptance of science saves us from idolatries of the heart and mind.

22 min2017 MAY 5
Comments
Salvation by Science

Pardon and Punishment

Rev. Tony Lorenzen reflects on the difference between Restorative Justice and Retributive Justice and how this difference affects our view of forgiveness from parenting to our penal system.

23 min2017 MAR 30
Comments
Pardon and Punishment

Interfaith Reconciliation

Mona Ives offers a primer on Islam and reflections on interfaith work, forgiveness, and being Muslim in America.

19 min2017 MAR 13
Comments
Interfaith Reconciliation

The Humble Response

Rev. Tony Lorenzen reflects on why forgiving yourself can be so difficult. He explores the practice of humility as a tool for knowing when to go easy on yourself and when to hold yourself accountable.

21 min2017 MAR 6
Comments
The Humble Response

Service is our Prayer

Rev. Tony Lorenzen reflects on the phrase "service is our prayer" found in many UU congregational covenants. He compares service being the prayer of Unitarian Universalists to various concepts from other religious traditions such as Tikkun Olam, Engaged Buddhism,The Reclaiming Tradition, the concept of the Active-Contemplative.

19 min2017 FEB 28
Comments
Service is our Prayer

Walking the Dog

Rev. Tony Lorenzen reflects on what qualities make something a spiritual practice. Discipline, dedication,and depth are among the qualities that differentiate spiritual practices from other activities.

26 min2017 FEB 15
Comments
Walking the Dog

Need, Gratitude, and Awe

Rev, Tony Lorenzen reflects on the concept and practice of prayer, and how it is so much more than oversimplified wishful thinking. He explores the need for a "language of reverence" as well working definitions of God, Spirit, Soul, and Prayer. He agrees with Anne Lamott that there are only three basic types of prayer: Help, Thanks, and Wow OR Need, Gratitude, and Awe. He encourages us to "pray without ceasing."

19 min2017 FEB 9
Comments
Need, Gratitude, and Awe
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