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Unitarians and the Liberal Tradition


Part one of a three part sermon series  Rev. Brian J. Kiely, November 11, 2018 READING (From a United KingdomA level philosophy course study guide)  The logical starting-point towards understanding any ideology concerns its view of human nature. In straight-forward terms, liberals share an optimistic attitude towards human nature. This is based upon an assumption that our behaviour is determined by rational interest rather than irrational emotions and prejudice. We are therefore governed by reason and should be entrusted with […]

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Ingathering- Our Principles


“Ingathering – Our Principles” a sermon by Rev. Brian J. Kiely  Unitarian Church of Edmonton September 2, 2018 I begin with a quotation from liberal theologian Anthony Padovano: Being human is the most difficult and the most religious of all our undertakings, for being human means accepting the sacredness and fragility of one’s own life.  It means living every moment with tragedy at hand and grace close by.  Being human means forever trying to settle oneself into the unsettling situations […]

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Daring Greatness


“Daring Greatness” a sermon by Rev. Brian J. Kiely   November 24, 2013 Video Reading: TED Talk by Dr. Brené Brown “The Power of Vulnerability” http://youtu.be/X4Qm9cGRub0 I recommend the entire TED talk, but the reading included the excerpt from 4:30- 10:50 Sermon Today is the 101st edition of the Grey Cup. Breathe…this sermon is not about football.  If you want to read my thoughts about the game, check out the Ministerial Musings blog on the website. I only have two simple […]

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