Rev. Terry Simms

Getting Real 9:30 AM & 11:15 AM

I sometimes think that being “real” with each other is overrated. After all, our authentic selves contain our worst as well as our best. On the other hand, if we are not who we truly and fully are, what is left for us to be with each other? Religious faith might provide a way out … Continued

Diversity as Discovery 9:30 AM & 11:15 AM

The idea that Unitarian Universalism should be widely diverse and inclusive is commonly accepted among us. But I wonder how often we ask ourselves why we want to be more diverse. After all, it takes effort to embrace what is unfamiliar. What does holding differences within a unity bring to our lives and our faith … Continued

Putting Truth Together

Most of the time, I see contradictions, paradoxes, absurdity; pieces of truth that divide us and keep us in conflict with ourselves and each other.  But every once in a while, briefly, I feel that we might be on the verge of taking it all in and putting it all together into a larger truth … Continued