Category Archives for "Rev. Mike Morran"

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Rev. Mike Morran Vlog – Are You Feeling Fearful?

Posted Date: 22 January 2024 | Mary Shaw

  Rev. Mike’s latest vlog offers insights into fear, which can help us learn to recognize and address how it colors our perception. By doing so, we can better understand the world around us and the people in it and learn to navigate our fears with greater confidence and resilience. Check it out!

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Rev. Mike Vlog

Rev. Mike Morran Vlog – Are You Feeling Fearful?

Posted Date: 22 January 2024 | Mary Shaw

  Rev. Mike’s latest vlog offers insights into fear, which can help us learn to recognize and address how it colors our perception. By doing so, we can better understand the world around us and the people in it and learn to navigate our fears with greater confidence and resilience. Check it out!

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Rev. Mike Morran Vlog – 5 Things Everyone Needs to Hear

Posted Date: 16 November 2023 | Mary Shaw

  Amid the heartbreaking events unfolding in the world today, Rev. Morran shares the five things everyone needs to hear every now and then. Listen as he shares these uplifting messages that provide a source of inspiration and reflection during challenging times.  

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Rev. Mike Morran Vlog – Connection, Community & Events

Posted Date: 21 September 2023 | Mary Shaw

  Join us at First Unitarian in Denver, CO, as we come together to connect with our wonderful community. Rev. Mike Morran extends a warm welcome to everyone as we embrace the beauty of the Fall season. He’s also encouraging all of us to get involved in the exciting activities we have planned for the […]

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A Reframed Piece of Mike’s Mind…

Posted Date: 09 September 2021 | Rhonda Williamson

A Reframed Piece of Mike’s Mind…Starting in October, our Racial Justice Project at First Unitarian Denver is going to be initiating a conversation among our congregation about racism and reparations.  My column this month provides a little of my own thinking about the background for this conversation.      Ta-Nehisi Coates recently wrote:      Basically, Americans […]

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A Forested Piece of Mike’s Mind…

Posted Date: 05 August 2021 | Mike Morran

A Forested Piece of Mike’s Mind…By request, my column this month is portions of the TREES sermon from August 1st.Elif Shafak, the brilliant Turkish/British author, in a perspective-taking experiment wrote:  Humans do not see trees. They walk by us every day. They sit and sleep, smoke and picnic and secretly kiss in our shade. They pluck […]

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A bald eagle soaring gracefully over a forest exemplifies the spiritual connection between nature and the human spirit.

A Maladjusted Piece of Mike’s Mind…

Posted Date: 01 July 2021 | Mike Morran

A Maladjusted Piece of Mike’s Mind…My column this month is the conclusion of the sermon from June 18th.Krishnamurti famously said, “It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.”  Which is another way of saying that being maladjusted is about the sanest, most spiritually mature thing we could do.I […]

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An Annual Piece of Mike’s Mind…

Posted Date: 03 June 2021 | Mike Morran

An Annual Piece of Mike’s Mind…We’ve made history this past year.  For the first time since First Unitarian Denver has had a building, over a year has passed without a single public gathering in our space.  I suppose this is also true for many other organizations, but I’m fond of this one.            That doesn’t mean […]

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A Discerning Piece of Mike’s Mind…

Posted Date: 06 May 2021 | Mike Morran

A Discerning Piece of Mike’s Mind…By request, my column this month is a portion of my sermon from April 18th:…Jem Bendell advocates for what he calls Deep Adaptation, capital “A”, and he lays out four principles as a framework that everyone can begin talking about, developing, and doing right now.  The four principles are resilience, […]

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A Frustrated Piece of Mike’s Mind…

Posted Date: 01 April 2021 | Mike Morran

A Frustrated Piece of Mike’s Mind…By request, here are the words spoken during the pastoral prayer on Sunday, March 28th, in response to the shooting in Boulder…:Very aware that I have family members and a few friends who will passionately disagree, I don’t care. I don’t care if extensive mandatory background checks, mandatory wait times, […]

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