Feb. 2, 2020 Sermon

Martin Luther King Jr.’s daughter, Bernice A. King, is the CEO of the King Center. And, on this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day, she weighed in on a polarized America. In MLK’s absence, is there anyone better to inquire about how he might react to our current issues...

Feb. 16, 2020 Sermon

Feb. 16, 2020 Sermon There was a fire that engulfed the home of a family on Dec. 30, 2019. The family lost the home, but the mother of the family was able to save her children. This was fine, except that the fire happened in North Korea. This mother now happens to be...

Jan 19th 2020 Sermon

  Recently, (Dec. 26, 2019), Tamura Atsushi (田村 淳), one-half of a of a comic tag- team who call themselves London Boots, sent out a tweet commenting on the discipline of a public school teacher at Sakai High School in Sakai, Osaka. Atsushi protested that...

October 27th, 2019 Sermon

  There is an issue brewing in our backyard that really challenges us as Buddhists, in that it requires us to think about where the middle way should land. It is not an issue to merely ponder, but one with which we in the Northwest must soon take action. I will...

Sept. 22, 2019 Sermon

Sept. 22, 2019 Sermon Are you familiar with Greta Thunberg? She is the sixteen-year old Swedish activist whojust spoke to Congress on Sept. 18, 2019 about the urgency of saving our environment. In a word, she is amazing. Let me tell you a little about her.In August of...

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August 4, 2019 Sermon Recently, a French couple in their 40s was arrested for stealing forty kilograms or almostninety pounds of pristine sand from southern Sardinia, an Italian island known forpicturesque beaches. The couple told the police that they wanted it as a...