Category Archives: Sermons – Text

Attention, Deficit, Hyperactivity, Disorder: The American Crisis

Part 1 of my four-part sermon on what is going on in America can be found at: View story at Medium.com

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Remembrance Sunday Sermon – Park Lane Chapel, Bryn, 2015

They were not just soldiers. They were bricklayers and collier workers and parcel clerks. They were Sunday School teachers and part of the congregation at this chapel, who sat in these pews. They were sons and brothers and new husbands. … Continue reading

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Sermon: “A Few Practical Suggestions for Falling in Love with the Mystery”

“A Few Practical Suggestions for Falling in Love with the Mystery” Rev. Bob Janis-Dillon, delivered at the Unitarian Universalist Church at Washington’s Crossing 2/8/2015 “There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you … Continue reading

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(Sermon) “How to Do UU”

(While I wrote this sermon explicitly for my fellow Unitarian Universalists, I think it may speak equally well to all people who try to join with others to seek meaning and make a better world.) “How to Do UU” I … Continue reading

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(Sermon) “Parenting as a Spiritual Discipline”

A sermon about the spirituality involved in being a parent – but also about where we find spirituality in general. The poem is excerpted from Mary Oliver’s “In Blackwater Woods”. “Parenting as a Spiritual Discipline” People will go to great lengths in … Continue reading

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(Sermon) The New Jersey Resurrection

A fun sermon about extraterrestrials and wonderful New Jersey… “The New Jersey Resurrection” Rev. Bob Janis-Dillon The First Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Hunterdon County May 17, 2009 Good news, friends, good news: it turns out we are not alone. There … Continue reading

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(Sermon) Walking to the Laundromat

This is a sermon I’ve delivered several times to various congregations – it’s a less literal, oral poem to help us reflect on our amazing, bewildering life in the modern age. The text in italics – sung in the oral … Continue reading

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