Margaret Atwood once wrote that “when you are in the middle of a story, it isn’t a story at all, but a confusion.” Yet, out of the confusion, eventually the most important stories do get told. What are the stories we will tell of these … read more.
Speaker: Rev. Nancy McDonald Ladd Senior Minister
Surely “undone” often means something like “falling apart.” But what if we could embrace what it means to truly be un-done, unfinished, and incomplete?
Crisis has a way of shifting our priorities, resetting the playing board, and demanding that we reconsider what matters most. Is there anything you’re letting go of these days? What essential re-focusing is taking place in your heart and in our world?
A year ago, RRUUC Member Tricia Tice had the idea to challenge Rev. Nancy to preach about emerging, hopeful technologies that can help us respond effectively to the climate crisis all around us. Today, we’ll look at how new possibilities arise even in the hardest … read more.
Here in the height of Spring, as new possibilities arise amidst such sorrow, we’ll think about the wild, emerging, growing edge of life informed by that sorrow. How do our sorrows shape us in powerful and sometimes beautiful ways?
In these anxious times, it can feel like the elusive promised land is something like “balance.” Balance between commitments. Balance upon the tightrope of life. Balance of mind, body and spirit. Yet even the most balanced among us are making constant adjustments to maintain that … read more.
Is there a difference between the truth you can always count on and the meaning you make along the way? Which is more important, and in what can sometimes feel like a post-truth world, how can we reclaim some truths we can trust?
We live in a quid pro quo world, but how might our ideals call us to live in pro bono world, where our relationships aren’t caught up in transaction and exchange when it matters most?
With both the District of Columbia and the state of Maryland … read more.
Did anything good ever come from a religious leader standing in front of people and saying “just trust me?” Maybe not – but what about when a community commits to the beautiful and complicated work of trusting each other – trusting the interwoven fabric of … read more.