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Kathleen Rolenz

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A Curious Faith with Rev. Kathleen Rolenz, Interim Minister

UU Church of Annapolis Podcast

On May 5, 1819, The Reverend William Ellery Channing preached a controversial sermon at the Unitarian Church of Baltimore. Channing's sermon went "viral" and quickly established the Unitarians not only as religious liberals - but theological radicals.

26mins

7 May 2019

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Not Dead Yet! w/ Rev. Kathleen Rolenz

UU Church of Annapolis Podcast

On Easter morning, the women disciples of Jesus came to the tomb, only to discover that he wasn't there. Fast forward some 2,000 years, and we'll discover a Jesus whose message of radical hospitality and inclusiveness is still very much alive and still in need of our purposeful engagement.

29mins

27 Apr 2019

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Thanks For Staying w/ Rev. Kathleen Rolenz

UU Church of Annapolis Podcast

Unitarian Universalists generally believe that we are autonomous, independent individuals who have the right to do with our lives whatever we wish-including the right to end it. This sermon was inspired by the book Stay by Jennifer Michael Hecht who argues that suicide violates not a moral law but a human ethical imperative to stay alive with and for each other. Trigger Warning: This sermon contains sensitive content on suicide and discussion around mental health. Please be advised with children listening and seek help if you are having thoughts of depression or suicide. Ministers are available for Pastoral Care and can direct you to proper mental health agencies. 

13mins

11 Mar 2019

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Trusting Mercy w/ Rev. Kathleen Rolenz, Rev. John Crestwell, and Leika Lewis-Cornwell

UU Church of Annapolis Podcast

The theme for February is "Trust" and there are many ways in which trust can be both eroded and built.  The Ministry Team will reflect on the role of vulnerability, forgiveness, and mercy as it is experienced in the hard work of building relationships, dismantling oppression, and working for justice in our community. 

28mins

6 Feb 2019

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Remembering Democracy with Revs. Kathleen Rolenz & John Crestwell

UU Church of Annapolis Podcast

Unitarian Universalists 5th principle encourages us to affirm and promote: The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large. In a joint sermon following the mid-term election, Revs. John and Kathleen will reflect on the meaning of democracy in a nation divided by the threat of tribalism. Can this election serve as a wake-up call for a new era of civic engagement?  Or, is democracy in deep peril? 

24mins

13 Nov 2018

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09.24.17 SERMON: "A Tough Act to Swallow" ~ Rev. Kathleen Rolenz

First Unitarian Dallas Podcast

During the Jewish High Holy Day service of Yom Kippur, the entire book of Jonah is read aloud. It’s a curious story about a cowardly procrastinator who reluctantly, and despite his own efforts, becomes a prophet for compassion, mercy and justice. We’ll look at what Jonah’s story has to tell us about our own prophetic presence in today’s tumultuous times.

24mins

25 Sep 2017

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Stealing Jesus - Rev. Kathleen Rolenz

All Souls Unitarian Church

The sermon was delivered on Sunday, February 10, 2013, during the contemporary service at All Souls Unitarian Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma, by Rev. Kathleen Rolenz, Guest Minister.SERMON DESCRIPTIONUnitarian Universalists have an ambiguous and complicated relationship with Jesus. We may be okay with “God,” but when it comes to “Jesus,” we may feel that his message has become so compromised as to render him irrelevant for the 21st Century. The Jesus we know has been stolen from that place, and from the place in history that he deserves. Who stole Jesus, and why? And, should we try to steal him back?Reverend Kathleen C. Rolenz is parish co-minister of the West Shore UU Church. She is editor and co-author of Christian Voices in Unitarian Universalism, Worship that Works, and Sources of our Faith. She has been a member of the Unitarian Universalist Christian Fellowship since 2000, having served as editor of the publication “Good News,” and President of the Board of Trustees. She is the recipient of several awards, including the Richard C. Borden Preaching Prize, the Beacon Press Sermon Award, and the UU Men’s Network Sermon Award.SUBSCRIBE TO AUDIO PODCAST:VIEW ON YOUTUBE:SUBSCRIBE TO WATCH OTHER VIDEOS:GIVE A DONATION TO HELP US SPREAD THIS LOVE BEYOND BELIEF:LET’S CONNECT:Facebook: Twitter: All Souls Church Website:

23mins

10 Feb 2013

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Rev. Kathleen Rolenz at the installation of Rev. Tamara Lebak

All Souls Unitarian Church

Rev. Kathleen Rolenz, West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church speaking at All Souls Unitarian Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma for the installation of Rev. Tamara Lebak on September 28, 2008

23mins

28 Sep 2008