How do we listen to and bring ourselves to connect to those who are espousing ideas we vehemently oppose? How do we listen to that which is absolutely abhorrent; how do we listen when we hear that which challenges the very core of our beliefs?
Rev. Jennifer Dalton
In forty-two years of living, I have never met a person who said to me: “I am a bad listener.” Most of us assume we are good listeners; most assume that listening is a passive activity that comes naturally. I argue that listening is both a talent and a gift we can give to the … Continued
Rev Jennifer Dalton discarded her original topic to talk about the timely subject of Transgender persons and those in transition. Sometimes, in a world that has been comfortable with people being ‘he’ or ’she’ with variations in orientation, the dilemma of what pronoun to use for a transitioning person might elicit giggles. That, of course … Continued
We are facing a new year with new challenges ahead. How can we do so with energy, with a fresh perspective? How do we maintain positivity in light of many of the tragedies we hear about every day? How do we face a New Year with a sense of renewal rather than skepticism? sermon.