The Mystery of Christmas

“The Mystery of Christmas” A sermon by Rev. Brian J. Kiely December 8, 2018 Unitarian Church of Edmonton When I was small, the first real mystery of Christmas was, “What’s in…

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Making the World Safer

“Making the World Safer”  a sermon by Rev. Brian J. Kiely Unitarian Church of Edmonton, October 21, 2018 “Making the world safer”  That’s my sermon title.  What WAS I thinking? …

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Safe Community

“Safe Community”  a homily  by Rev. Brian J. Kiely October 14, 2018 Unitarian Church of Edmonton This week we had a contractor visiting our building.  It was the annual check of our fire…

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Sanctuary

“Sanctuary” a sermon by Rev. Brian J. Kiely  October 7, 2018  Unitarian Church of Edmonton A sanctuary, in its original meaning is a sacred place, such as a shrine.  It comes…

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Belonging

When I was a young minister, I was schooled by older colleagues about belonging to the community of ministry. They were direct and to the point: “If there is a…

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Thank you.

This column is about stuff we don’t always notice or remember to appreciate. Specifically, I am thinking about things that get done behind our backs. A lot of that kind of…

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Reclaiming Liberalism

Third in a sermon series  Rev. Brian J. Kiely   November 25, 2018 READINGS “Trump's mood takes a foul turn”  November 15, 2018 By several CNN reporters Washington (CNN) A political…

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The Threat to Liberalism

 Part two in a three part series   Rev. Brian J. Kiely, November 18, 2018 Reading:   Groupthink is a psychological phenomenon that occurs within a group of people in which…

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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…

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Come, Come Whoever You Are

On October 20, my three daughters and I went to the Draggin’ Youth Hallowe’en Show at the church. We hadn’t been for a while, so it was nice to go…

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At Canada Day Breakfast…

Every so often I attend the Canada Day breakfast at the Leg - the one provided by the Muslim community. And if I stay long enough, I enjoy the swearing…

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