Author Archives: davepersons

About davepersons

Retired minister who writes, speaks, sings, hikes, and golfs.

Reincarnation

A friend I enjoyed for years, raised in the Presbyterian Church, strongly believed in reincarnation.  Being surprised, I met him when he attended his mother’s funeral in the 1980’s which I conducted.  Living in Florida and later in New York, … Continue reading

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Who is Jesus? Do We Need Him?

As a young boy I often wondered how a person named Jesus could hear so many prayers all at once. It connected with my questions about an entity called God; how could He also be heard simultaneously by millions? During … Continue reading

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Freedom in Not Knowing

We spend many tax dollars building and maintaining schools.  We spend years learning in primary and secondary schools; then some go on to college, graduate schools, and post-graduate studies.  We read papers and books to learn and expand our ideas, … Continue reading

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Falling In Love With Your Self

Do you really love yourself today?  More than anyone or anything else?  Sounds a bit arrogant, doesn’t it?  Yet it’s the truth!  Unless you can love yourself, you really can’t love anyone else, at least very deeply. How can this be? … Continue reading

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Finding a New Jesus

(This sermon was prepared for the Unitarian/Universalist Churches of East Aurora and Hamburg) What do Unitarian/Universalists think or believe about Jesus? Has he been abandoned as no longer relative to this era? Some may feel this way, sort of a … Continue reading

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Notes from “What the Health?” 

Investigative movie created, produced and narrated by Kip Anderson on the benefits of a plant based diet.  Produced on Netflix. Film examines the link between diet and disease, and the billions of dollars at stake for the healthcare, pharmaceutical and … Continue reading

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U2 Concert by D74

Earlier this month I attended my first U2 concert at New Era stadium.  With three of my children and great seats, the stadium filled with fans of the 40-year-old popular Irish rock music group. An opening “prelude” came from a … Continue reading

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