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Surrender: A Path to Power

Our ministry theme for March is surrender. In reviewing my past sermons on this theme, I notice a tendency in me—and not only in me, but among Unitarian Universalists and liberal religious people in general, among at least some of … Continue reading

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Watch movie online A Cure for Wellness (2017)

WATCH NOW\n \n Quality : HDTitle : A Cure for WellnessDirector : Gore Verbinski.Writer : Release : 2017-02-15Language : English,Deutsch.Runtime : 146 min.Genre : Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller.\n Synopsis : ‘A Cure for Wellness’ is a movie genre Drama, was … Continue reading

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Joyful is the Dark

We are in the dark season. The sun hangs low in New England’s southern sky, arching quickly along the horizon through the course of each short December day. A few brown leaves still cling to branches on otherwise barren trees. … Continue reading

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When Seeing Isn’t Believing (redux)

I question the definition of religion that begins with belief. To begin with belief—to assume from the beginning that religion requires belief—limits the scope of the religious life too sharply.  I welcome the definition of religion that begins with discernment … Continue reading

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The Things That Heal

This morning I continue exploring our February ministry theme, resilience, by reflecting on the role spirituality plays in healing: healing from illness—physical illness, mental illness; healing from addiction; healing from childhood traumas, from abuse, from rape, from neglect; healing from … Continue reading

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Perhaps Struggle is All We Have

The first title for this sermon was “Where Do We Go From Here?”—a reference to Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 1967 book, “Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?” The intention behind that title is still at work at … Continue reading

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Decolonizing Faith

My announcement for this sermon said “from Columbus Day to Thanksgiving, images of Native Americans flow in and out of the national consciousness.” They actually flow in and out of our consciousness, culture, language and media every day, but at … Continue reading

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There is No Clash of Civilizations!

We hear it said we are witnessing a “clash of civilizations.” We hear it from presidential candidates, from right-wing talk radio pundits, from white supremacist, nationalist and terrorist organizations. They say we live in the midst of a “clash of … Continue reading

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On Terror

In light of the Paris terrorist attacks Friday night and the Beirut terrorist attacks on Thursday, I made the decision yesterday morning to bring a different sermon than the one I had planned to preach. This would have been a … Continue reading

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A Prayer for Colleagues

[I offered this prayer during the 25/50 worship service at the Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association 2015 Ministry Days.] Holy One, Holy All: Thank you, thank you, thank you for this morning. Thank you, thank you, thank you for this day. … Continue reading

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