The Honest American Spirit
Reflection by Scott Peeples
Sermon by Joshua Long
Myths, narratives, and stories create the shared culture of a society. The United States is no different. However, which stories we tell, which stories are true, and which stories are folklore have become blurred. How we tell our stories matters not just for historical accuracy, but because real communities are either liberated or harmed depending on which narratives are upheld. Join guest preacher Joshua Long as we explore our shared myths, how they impact our society, and what Unitarian Universalism has to say about them.
Joshua Long is the Director of Music Ensembles at the UU Church of Annapolis, Maryland. He is also a student at Wesley theological seminary working on an M.Div with a specialization in Public Theology. He has participated in different climate justice events and has served on the board of directors for the UU Ministry for Earth. His heart for faith, climate justice, and social change is made clear in both his music and ministry. Josh lives with his wife Tabitha, their infant son Elijah, and cat Calypso.