Topic: beauty

The Beauty We Love

In seminary, as I studied systematic theology, we focused a lot on “bad” things. Hell, sin, the end times, despair. Since those days, I’ve wondered, what about the beauty? What about art? What about joy? What is religious about those things? I hope to explore and create a theology of beauty and joy. You can … Continue reading The Beauty We Love

A Beautiful Bouquet!

Bring a flower to share This service is the last in our sanctuary until the Sunday after Labor Day. As we mark this transition in space and time, we will celebrate Flower Communion. Sometimes referred to as Flower Ceremony or Flower Festival, this ritual celebrates beauty, human uniqueness, diversity and community. Originally created in 1923 … Continue reading A Beautiful Bouquet!

Aching Beauty

So beautiful, this life. So, rich with miracle and love. So brief it seems, sometimes.  In holding these realities in our beings, we ache. That’s the theme! This will be Rev. Hepler’s last sermon at First Parish in Framingham as our senior minister.