Rev. David Bryce

Faith in the Future

In this season of the year as daylight shortens, we enter into ever deepening darkness.  Yet it is in this physical darkness that people are most certain that light will come again.  In the same way, those in the darkness of despair or sadness can hold faith in a future of bright joy.

Faith in the Future

In this season of the year as daylight shortens, we enter into ever deepening darkness.  Yet it is in this physical darkness that people are most certain that light will come again.  In the same way, those in the darkness of despair or sadness can hold faith in a future of bright joy.

Promises and visions, and their damage.

World War 1 ended on Nov. 11, 1918; ninety-nine years ago yesterday. We are still coping with promises made and visions dreamed during and after that war, promises and visions which, while beautiful and of good intent, have led to great suffering. The intersections of nationalism, ethnicity, religion and territory are still unsettling eastern Europe and the Middle East. From whence cometh hope?  And which of our well-intentioned promises do harm?

Promises and visions, and their damage

World War 1 ended on Nov. 11, 1918; ninety-nine years ago yesterday. We are still coping with promises made and visions dreamed during and after that war, promises and visions which, while beautiful and of good intent, have led to great suffering. The intersections of nationalism, ethnicity, religion and territory are still unsettling eastern Europe and the Middle East. From whence cometh hope?  And which of our well-intentioned promises do harm?

The Reformation: 500 Years

The modern roots of Unitarian Universalism (as of all “Protestant” denominations) lie in the Reformation which is usually dated as having begun on October 31, 1517.  That is when Martin Luther is supposed to have nailed his 95 theses to the door of the Wittenberg Castle church.

The Reformation: 500 Years

The modern roots of Unitarian Universalism (as of all “Protestant” denominations) lie in the Reformation which is usually dated as having begun on October 31, 1517.  That is when Martin Luther is supposed to have nailed his 95 theses to the door of the Wittenberg Castle church.