Unitarian Universalist Ministerial Candidate
I am a Unitarian
Universalist Ministerial Candidate and seminarian at
Starr King School for the Ministry. My approach to ministry is, at it's core, multi-religious.
This is some of my work:
- Sermons and Monologues — I urge you to listen to the recording provided if possible, particularly in those cases where the sermon or monologue was given extemporaneously.
- Expository Sermons — Each of these sermons were meant to illuminate a certain text:
the Qur'an, the Bhagavad Gita, and the 7 Principles from the UUA Bylaws respectively.
- What Do A Billion Muslims Have to Teach Us About Unitarian Universalism?
This was my first sermon, given on invitation by the Rev. John Buehrens before
he (and I) left my home congregation in San Francisco.
On request, I reprised it at BFUU a year later.
- Many Paths to the Goal: Wisdom from the Hindu classic, the Bhagavad Gita
- Unitarian Universalism: A Radical Vision for 21st Century Religion
This sermon came from a special request to preach on Unitarian Universalism.
This sermon was delivered extemporaneously.
- Dramatic Monologues
- Rahula, the Lucky: Original Monologue from the Point of View of the Buddha’s Son
The goal of this sermon is to help reconcile what happens when we realize that a greatly admired mentor figure is flawed.
- The Warrior and the Wise Man
I had volunteered to preach to NVUU on Memorial Day weekend and so decided my theme would be on the ambiguous relationship between war and religion.
The original performance of this monologue was not recorded but I got to reprise it at UUSF in July.
- Academic Papers and Essays
- The Flaming Chalice parts 1 and 2 — The goal of this essay is not only to reveal this history of the symbol but also to reveal it's deeper and innate psycho-spiritual potential.