Sunday, 25 June 2017, 01:38 pm PDT

Featured Ministers

Rev. John Morehouse

The Call of the Open Road

I begin with this from Walt Whitman:Afoot and light-hearted I take to the open road,Healthy, free, the world before me,The long brown path before me leading wherever I choose. Henceforth I ask not... [read more]

Rev. John Morehouse

Rev. John Morehouse

Be Who You Are

Many of us have had what is called a sophomoric crisis, me included. What is a sophomoric crisis you ask? As the Latin hints at it is when we think we know more than we do and begin to question ou... [read more]

Rev. John Morehouse

Rev. John Morehouse

Reclaiming Prophecy in Troubled Times

I had the honor of moderating a conversation between the Norwalk Policy Chief and representatives of the Black Lives Matter movement at a breakfast held on MLK Day. The event was full of speeches ... [read more]

Rev. John Morehouse

Rev. John Morehouse

Towards Our Promised Lane

I start with the Hebrew story of Jacob, the son of Isaac, who was the son of Abraham. Jacob stole the blessing of his father from his older brother Esau. He did this by dressing up in goat skins an... [read more]

Rev. John Morehouse

Rev. John Morehouse

Stories for the New Year

Here is the story most of us remember,  once upon a time there was a nomadic family, Abraham and Sarah wandering the desert in search of God’s promised land.   Sarah was barren and in ... [read more]

Rev. John Morehouse

Rev. John Morehouse

The Gift of Presence

A homeless man rouses himself from his cardboard box on Manhattan’s lower East Side to the sounds of dockworkers slinging fish off the early morning catch. Early rising ensures good eating. ... [read more]

Rev. John Morehouse

Rev. John Morehouse

All In

One of the most powerful moments during the Democratic National Convention was when Ghalaza and Khizr Kahn, the mother and father of Captian Humayun Kahn who died in combat in Iraq, appeared before... [read more]

Rev. John Morehouse

Rev. John Morehouse

Going to the Promised Land

I have always loved the exodus story despite its contradictions. Why did God have to harden Pharaohs heart and make it so hard to let the Hebrews go? And why did God have to make it so gruesome at... [read more]

Rev. John Morehouse

Rev. John Morehouse

Stones: A Post Easter Meditation

What would it take for any of us to experience a resurrection? “Life” observed an old friend of mine “is the tomb”. We are surrounded by finitude. There is only so much time to fill, only ... [read more]

Rev. John Morehouse

Rev. John Morehouse

Liberation and Learning

Liberation is the path to power. In fact, the biggest cause of despair among the unemployed isn’t a lack of money but a lack of hope. Unemployed people are more likely to follow someone who give... [read more]

Rev. John Morehouse

Rev. John Morehouse

The Roots of Love

“Roots hold me close”, wrote Carolyn Mc Dade, in her prayer, now made a hymn “Spirit of Life”. Hold me within the love of my people, and hold in my place in the cosmos. We may not fully un... [read more]

Rev. John Morehouse

Rev. John Morehouse

A New Year Revolution

I spent a  quiet New Year’s eve at home, thankful, I think to not be drinking more than I should. As one friend reminded me after a New Year’s eve when I had most definitely been over ser... [read more]

Rev. John Morehouse

Rev. John Morehouse

Thanks and No Thanks

What are you not thankful for? Was it the green bean casserole at your thanksgiving table? The uncle who couldn’t stop goading you on about Donald Trump? The evangelical cousin who did... [read more]

Rev. John Morehouse

Rev. John Morehouse

Putting on a Robe of Grace

I have found the time leading up to Thanksgiving to be one of the most reflective times of the year. It’s the time of year to don the robes of grace that have made us, good, bad or indifferent a... [read more]

Rev. John Morehouse

Rev. John Morehouse

Thanksgiving Grace

“Martin Luther King Jr. had been dead 11 days. His assassination fresh on her mind, Harriet Glickman, a teacher raising three kids in suburban Los Angeles, sat down at her typewriter. "D... [read more]

Rev. John Morehouse

Rev. John Morehouse

The Truth Can Set You Free

Several years ago I met a woman who had been imprisoned within a cult.  She recalls how she and her husband believed that they had been saved by this pastor who persuaded them to give everyt... [read more]

Rev. John Morehouse

Rev. John Morehouse

Out of Many, One

“So you’re a preacher” he said. It was late about 9:30 in Chicago and it was cold, the January wind tearing at my jacket. I was standing on a train platform waiting for my two hour commute b... [read more]

Rev. John Morehouse

Rev. John Morehouse

The Promise of Forgiveness

On Oct 2, 2006, Charles Roberts IV, a milk tanker driver, distraught over the death of his infant daughter, pulled up to the West Nickel Mines Amish school house in Southern Lancaster County, walk... [read more]

Rev. John Morehouse

Rev. John Morehouse

In The Memory of Trees

I had the opportunity to spend some time in the woods that bear John Muir’s name north of San Francisco.   I wondered what would happen if we tugged so hard on growing our nearby cities if... [read more]

Rev. John Morehouse

Rev. John Morehouse

Free to be WE

The following is from a sermon I preached to my congregation in California after I had informed them that I was taking up a new calling with the Unitarian Church in Westport, CT. "I believe... [read more]

Rev. John Morehouse

Rev. John Morehouse

Who Was Jesus?

Jesus was a thirsty man.   He was and remains a “spirit person”, a demi-god like figure like the Greek God Dionysus and the Egyptian God, Osiris who came to earth to bring completion and... [read more]

Rev. John Morehouse

Rev. John Morehouse

Against Spiritual Tourism

I don’t watch a lot of television, but I have been recently enamored with the situation comedy “Parks and Recreation” a biting satire about life in a small town Indiana Parks and Recreation... [read more]

Rev. John Morehouse

Rev. John Morehouse

We Are The Hands of God

I went into the ministry looking for God. It wasn’t until I started working with a Catholic priest doing work with AIDS patients that I really understood God. I was in my first ministry ... [read more]

Rev. John Morehouse

Rev. John Morehouse

All at the Table

Many of us reacted with outrage at the verdict to not indict Darren Wilson for the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson MO last week.   While that verdict may have been a foregone con... [read more]

Rev. John Morehouse

Rev. John Morehouse

Called to Tranformation

I hesitated stepping through the door of the old temple in Mysore India.   I was twelve years old at the time, the air was hot and humid, the smell of dung and incense thick enough to almost s... [read more]

Rev. John Morehouse