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Food Revolution

This sermon is about food and diet. That’s not exactly a trigger warning, but the 15 people who purchased this sermon at last year’s goods and services auction and asked me to preach on the rationale for veganism—or plant-based diets—probably … Continue reading

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Are You Politically Correct?

I begin with a trigger warning. If you are a person who is triggered by the concept of trigger warnings, be forewarned: In general I support trigger warnings—in academia, and in sermons. Also, a further trigger warning: if you think … Continue reading

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Big ‘B’ Belonging and Huge ‘H’ Helping

The 2016-2017 congregational year is beginning. I am excited for what I expect will be a very normal year. Wait, what? Normal? Who wants a normal year in ministry? Here’s what I mean. Ever since we completed our building project … 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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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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Part of All That Ever Was: A 2015 First Harvest Reflection

A few weeks ago I spent an afternoon picking up garbage around the Mortensen Riverfront Plaza on the Connecticut River in Hartford. This was part of my court-ordered community service after engaging in civil disobedience for Moral Monday CT and … Continue reading

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On Ancestors, Slavery, and Religious Dissent

“Heroes of faith in every age, far seeing, self-denying, wrought an increasing heritage, monarch and creed defying. Faith of the free!”[1]—words from 20th-century Unitarian minister Vincent Silliman. I wanted us to sing this hymn before this sermon because it points … Continue reading

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