Conversations with Rev. Todd Eklof

We are posting another video in the Fifth Principle Project Sermon Series, Conversations with Rev. Todd Eklof, minister of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Spokane, recorded on February 19, 2023. In this video, Rev. Eklof addresses the following topics.

  • Is hierarchy evil?
  • What is the difference between progressive and liberal?
  • Covenantal or liberal religion

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This video is an excerpt from the UU Church of Spokane, Sunday First Service: Conversations with Todd.

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Robert Wallace
Robert Wallace
11 months ago

I am sympathetic with your efforts, but I don’t have time to watch videos. Please post transcripts.

sally
sally
11 months ago
Reply to  Robert Wallace

17.5 minutes is all this takes

Samuel Cox
Samuel Cox
10 months ago
Reply to  sally

It’s all too easy to make a transcript.

Sasha Kwapinski
Sasha Kwapinski
11 months ago

A possible topic for future discussion might be whether a religious denomination can be both liberal and covenantal – i.e. incorporating, to one degree or another, both the liberal and the covenantal in its teachings and practices.

Paul
Paul
11 months ago

Good treatment of the difference between liberalism and far left “progressivism”.

Samuel Cox
Samuel Cox
10 months ago
Reply to  Paul

progressivism is just another word for communism

Concerned UU
Concerned UU
11 months ago

I always listen to Todd expecting to disagree with him, and often enough I do, but never as much as I expect.

Shaun Allen
Shaun Allen
10 months ago

I really appreciated the thoughts from Rev. Eklof on “the humanistic ethic” (which he attributes to Erich Fromm, though I can’t find a source where Fromm ever summarized it in the way Eklof does). Thank you for posting this.

Humanism was originally about so much more than atheism, and it seems that even the UU humanists forgot about this, which made the UUA more vulnerable to being captured by an illiberal ideology that is fundamentally incompatible with humanism.

Last edited 10 months ago by Shaun Allen