Sermons by Steve Brooks

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For Pete’s Sake: The Life and Songs of Pete Seeger


The late Pete Seeger was the dean of American folksingers and a great American story of artistic courage. He was also a longtime Unitarian. Steve tells stories of Seeger’s career, his personal encounters with Seeger and, of course, plays his glorious songs. “If I Had a Hammer,” “Where Have All the Flowers Gone?” and “Waist […]

For the Sake of Song: Songwriting as a Spiritual Path


Songs and singing feed our spirits, but where do the people who write them find spiritual inspiration? How is songwriting like meditation or prayer? Austin based folksinger and UU Steve Brooks answers these questions and more, while unearthing the hidden link between Oedipus Rex and Mama Tried. He illustrates his ideas with his songs and those of the […]