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January 2019

January 27: “Swerving” with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

January 27 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm

This year’s auction sermon topic, purchased by Butch Murphy, lifts up the work of the ancient Roman poet Lucretius, presenting Epicurean philosophy to Roman intellectuals in the first century BCE. This text, lost for a time after the fall of Rome, describes the elements of a good life before the rise of Christianity, and offers a vision for our own time, including the claim that the chief enemy of pleasure is not pain, but delusion. How might these ideas inform…

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