Sermons by Rev. Lyn Cox

Prepare Room (Also known as Room at the Inn)

As Delivered December 15, 2019 Rev. Lyn Cox The nativity story in the book of Luke is famous, even for people who were not brought up Christian. We talked about it a little bit last week. Linus recites part of it in A Charlie Brown Christmas. Crèche scenes of all sizes depict the babe in the manger, attended by shepherds. Clearly, this…

Waiting

We have reached the time of Advent, a period of reflection leading up to Christmas. In our community, we have varying experiences of and attitudes toward the holiday season. For many UU’s, the place of common ground is to acknowledge the hope that comes with each new life. Whether a baby is human or divine, they will turn someone’s world upside down. …

We Make it So

I have been spending the past few days with Unitarian Universalist religious educators. The annual conference of the Liberal Religious Educators Association (LREDA) is this weekend, and this year’s conference is in Baltimore. My first job after graduating from seminary was as a Minister for Religious Education, and I continue to feel that religious educators…

Be Prepared!

“Be prepared” is the motto of the Girls Scouts, as well as other scouting movements. When I was in Girl Scouts, we learned preparedness through first aid, camp cooking skills, campfire starting and fire safety, and other practical things. I’d like to think the entrepreneurship we learned also helped us to be ready for anything.…

Falling Leaves

We lost another fish at our house last week. We started with a batch of eight neon tetras about two years ago. They seem to be reaching the end of their lifespan. We have six left. At this point, our family has a routine for handling the death of a fish. If we aren’t able…

Origin Stories

Has anyone seen the movie, Captain Marvel? You know I did. The nostalgia for the music of the mid-1990’s alone was enough to get me in the door. I don’t want to spoil it for those who are waiting for a quiet evening to watch it at home, so I’ll try to speak in general…

Collective Responsibility (10/6/2019)

We are all Jonah sometimes. There are moments when we make choices that we know are not guided by truth or love or whatever leads us to act as our best selves. The experience of having insight into moral clarity and wandering in the opposite direction anyway is very common. That’s a human thing. Maybe we have a fish-belly experience to help…