BFF Communities

BFF Communities

By Jenny Peek
Unitarian Universalist sermons, conversations and perspectives on all things human. Rev. Jenny Peek serves as minister for the Pocatello Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.
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Leadership: Voices of the Margins

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Leadership: Voices of the Margins
Sermon given at Pocatello UU Fellowship, this sermon reflects on hierarchical and flat leadership models. Draws from examples of the Civil Rights Era, Occupy Wall Street, and Black Lives Matter, considering how leadership can embrace both models for a hybrid that values all voices.
23:26
January 6, 2020
Mission and Vision: What we do and how we do it.
Today’s sermon was given at Pocatello UU Fellowship, where Rev. Jenny Peek serves as Consulting Minister. Based on our November theme of Vision and Mission, the message today explains those terms and also suggests that we examine our actions for their alignment with our vision, to be a community that promotes spiritual inquiry over dogma, and builds justice for every person.
16:47
November 18, 2019
Day of the Dead
At Pocatello UU Fellowship, annual service of remembering our loved ones who have died. Reflection on the human practice of seeking to understand life and death.
16:08
November 4, 2019
Exploring Political Correctness.
Given July 7, 2019, at Magic Valley UU Fellowship. Political Correctness in the US had humble noncontroversial roots. In Europe, Stalinism and Naziism made PC a matter of life or death. This haunting history shows up again in modern US culture, slowing our pursuit of a just and humane society for all.
29:58
November 4, 2019
This Faith of Uncertainty
Both an interesting topic and an experiment in extemporaneous speaking, presented at Pocatello UU Fellowship on June 7, 2019.
20:55
October 29, 2019
Empathy
Empathy, conscious and unconscious, in evolution. Magic Valley UU Fellowship, Twin Falls, Idaho. August 24, 2019.
24:05
October 29, 2019
Relational theology, thriving together
Creation is ever unfolding, becoming rather than being. Pocatello UU Fellowship October 20, 2019
23:13
October 29, 2019
Humility
Exploring the role of humility in our faith. Sermon given at the UU Church of Idaho Falls, September 29, 2019.
21:39
October 29, 2019
Religious Humanism: Meet the Father of Religious Humanism, John H. Dietrich
In this episode, by means of time travel (and plenty of imagination) Rev. Jenny brings John H. Dietrich to the pulpit. Dietrich shares his views, and subsequent regrets, of humanism. Credits to the Minnesota Historic Society John H. Dietrich papers; author William Schulz, Making the Manifesto; and Harvard Square Library.
23:36
May 20, 2019
The Nature of Truth and How Lies are Infecting Our Culture
What do we do when lies are destroying lives? Rev. Jenny shares what’s she’s learned and how we need to hold each other accountable.
20:37
May 6, 2019
Environmental Justice and Unitarian Universalism
A few examples of Unitarian Universalists’ actions in living our values. Climate change as the greatest challenge of the century. Relationship building as a crucial key to sustainable living.
14:26
April 22, 2019
Impact of Race and Class on Observance of Lent and Easter
Sermon at Pocatello Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, addressing social justice, privilege, and marginalization as expressed through Christian observance of Lent and Easter.
11:54
April 8, 2019
Growing Edges and the Glad Surprise, considering Howard Thurman
Explores the richness of theologian Howard Thurman’s Growing Edge, considering this in a context of “strengths-weaknesses” binary thinking.
21:12
March 25, 2019
When My Life Becomes Prayer
Today’s episode is Rev Jenny Peek’s sermon, offered at the Pocatello Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, bringing progressive religion to Southeast Idaho. Rev. Jenny lifts up two examples of lives she feels were prayer: Howard Thurman and Maya Angelou.
13:50
March 18, 2019
Inherent Worth and Dignity is all Well and Good, BUT ...
As Unitarian Universalists, our first principle calls us to affirm and promote the inherent worth and dignity of every person. Yet greed and cynicism abound. Manipulation and abuse of power is evident daily. What does it take to bridge the chasm between principle and real life? Rev. Jenny offers her reflection on today’s timely topic.
17:31
March 11, 2019