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Why Be a Congregation?

Presented at the Unitarian Universalists of Lakewood Ranch, Florida on February 26, 2017. First Reading: “Principles and Purposes for All of Us” The next thing in the Order of Service is Respon... [read more]

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The Hope of a Humanist

presented at First Parish Church of Billerica on January 29, 2017 A little over a week ago, we inaugurated a new president. It wasn’t a surprise; we’d known for months that event was coming. T... [read more]

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Season of Darkness, Season of Hope

presented at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto on December 11, 2016 Chalice Lighting At times our light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause t... [read more]

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A Post-Election Meditation

When I led the service at the Unitarian Church of Quincy, Illinois on the Sunday after the election, I read this meditation (after apologizing to anybody who was feeling happy that morning). When s... [read more]

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A Church That Would Have You as a Member

Back in 2010, the New Humanism online magazine asked me if I’d write an article introducing Unitarian Universalism to Humanists. I sent them a text titled “Unitarian Universalism: A Church for ... [read more]

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The Holiday of Rising Energy

presented at the Unitarian Church of Quincy, Illinois on May 1, 2016 Opening Words The opening words are from Camelot:It’s May! It’s May! The lusty month of May.  That lovely month when everyo... [read more]

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Who Owns the World? (2016 version)

presented at First Church in Billerica on March 6, 2016 Opening Words When I give food to the poor, 
they call me a saint.  When I ask why the poor have no food, 
they call me a communist. —... [read more]

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Humanism, as simple as I can make it

Last Sunday, I got pulled into a Unitarian Universalist classroom to tell 11-year-olds about Humanism. As so often happens, attempting to simplify something for other people made it clearer for me.... [read more]

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Hope, True and False

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Searching for a UU Identity

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Universalism, Politics, and Evil

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Dome

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Religion and the Imagination, Bedford version

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Acceptance and Action

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Recovery From Privilege

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Remembering UUs-L

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The Web of Privilege

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The Web of Privilege

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Whence Cometh My Hope?

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Framing as a Martial Art