Author: dschatz

In Praise of Gentleness

by Rev. Dan Schatz
Unitarian Congregation of West Chester
September 15, 2019

Whenever you advise a ruler in the way of Tao,
Counsel [them] not to use force to conquer the universe.
For this would only cause resistance.
Thorn bushes spring up wherever the army has … read more.

Beyond Walls

Rev. Dan Schatz
Unitarian Congregation of West Chester
February 3, 2019

 

Come.
Cross the border.
Come to this place
of welcoming hands and open minds,
of hearts given to justice,
and souls outstretched
in search of truth.
Come,
and be welcome.

“Where Is … read more.

Is Religion a Racket?

Rev. Dan Schatz
Unitarian Congregation of West Chester
November 11, 2018

Salem, Massachusetts is by almost any standards a unique kind of place. It is, of course, famous for being the site of the Salem witch trials – some of the most unspeakable abuses … read more.

Practice Loving Kindness

Practice Loving Kindness
Unitarian Congregation of West Chester
April 15, 2018
Rev. Dan Schatz

 

I become more and more certain, as the years go by, that wherever friendship is destroyed… or precious ties are severed, there is a failure of imagination.  Someone … read more.

A Larger Circle

A Larger Circle 
by Rev. Dan Schatz
Unitarian Congregation of West Chester
March 4, 2018

The year was 1954.  A couple of dozen members of the First Unitarian Church of Wilmington, Delaware met for dinner every month.  All of them lived in the same … read more.

Science, Religion and Truth

 

Science, Religion and Truth
Rev. Dan Schatz
Unitarian Congregation of West Chester
February 25, 2018

Reaching out from our own existence,
we explore the universe –
learning, growing,
seeking to understand our world.
Astounded by wonder,
our hearts thrill to the exploration
… read more.

The Republic of Heaven

The Republic of Heaven
Rev. Dan Schatz
Unitarian Congregation of West Chester
October 15, 2017

 

 

Readings

“But what does Lord Asriel intend?” [she asked,] “What is this world, and why has he come here?” 

“He led us here because this world is empty. Empty … read more.

Chocolate Is Just the Beginning

Chocolate Is Just the Beginning
(a celebration of the Feast of Decadent Chocolate)
by Rev. Dan Schatz
Unitarian Congregation of West Chester
February 12, 2017

 

Poem:  Ode to Chocolate, by Sarah Hyson

The darker, the better,
rich thou art in theobromines,
your fermentation eases my heart.

Whether solid … read more.