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We live in a culture that often encourages us to project an air of invincibility. Yet research by Brene Brown and others in the social sciences indicates that the opposite may be the key to living whole-heartedly. Being willing to embrace and express our vulnerability may be the source of authenticity, human connection, and empathy, as well as the ability to both love and accept being loved.
About Our Speaker
David Dean, BBUUC member and an integral part of our Worship Team, is an Emmy-nominated editor who works as Senior Editor/Post-Producer for the PBS series “Samantha Brown’s Places to Love.” David is also a presenter, writer, and storyteller, who volunteers his time as the editor of our worship videos and contributes his other talents in the worship arts to our ministry.
About the Sermon Author
Rev. Chris Jimmerson (he/him) is the Co-Lead Minister for Values and Mission at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin. He has a strong calling toward anti-oppression, interfaith and social justice work and has been especially involved in immigrant rights and racial justice. He also loves leading worship and the pastoral work of ministry. He holds a BA in psychology from the University of Houston and a Masters of Divinity degree from Meadville Lombard School of Theology. Rev. Jimmerson lives in Austin with his spouse, Wayne Bockmon, and two extremely spoiled Basenji dogs, named Louisa Mae Alcott and Benjamin Franklin.
Cameron Norman is a student at Jacksonville University, currently working towards her BA in music. Her focus is on vocal performance in Opera, something she has adored since a young age. She also has a love for the piano and has recently begun to dabble in guitar, motivated by her large family of musicians. Cameron is delighted to share the gift of music through performance and looks forward to bringing the wonder of Opera to anyone she can.