January's Sunday service has a very special theme to start off the new year! Darrel Moellendorf will present a homily titled "The Religious Significance of the Zombie Apocalypse". In his own words:
Biblical literature contains many apocalyptic images, such as in Jeremiah: "At the noise of the horsemen and archers the land is all in flight, men are taking refuge within woods and caves, and climbing upon the rocks. Every city shall be abandoned, and not a man dwell therein. You ruined creature, what will you do!" Images of the apocalypse now abound in pop culture as well. Circumstances remarkably similar to those described in Jeremiah are watched by millions of people each week when they tune into "The Walking Dead". That hit television show raises questions of profound importance to Unitarian Universalists, including questions such as the nature and importance of human dignity and the search for meaning. The homily will explore those themes in reference to the show.