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No Greater Love (or Not Your Kind of People)

Last month the rock band Garbage released its most recent album entitled “Not Your Kind of People.”[1]  The lyrics to the title track seem so relevant to what I want to say this morning that I’ve decided to share them with … Continue reading

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THOUGHTS ON HEALTHCARE AT THE 2012 OCCUPY HARTFORD MAY DAY RALLY

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As If I Did Not Work At All

“Because I loved my work it was as if I did not work at all.”[1]  Words from Donald Hall, a modern American poet born and raised in Hamden, Connecticut—my hometown. When I finally decided to use this reading this morning … Continue reading

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Rejoice! (A Defense of the Holidays as They Are!)

Gaudete! Rejoice! If you hear me say nothing else this morning, hear my invitation to rejoice this midwinter season. Gaudete! I am rejoicing over something that technically has nothing to do with the holiday season but just happens to be … Continue reading

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A Sermon for World AIDS Day, 2011 – Bishop John Selders

UUS:E was honored and blessed to welcome Bishop John Selders, minister of Amistad United Church of Christ in Hartford and Bishop Presider of the Interdenominational Conference of Liberation Congregations and Ministries into its pulpit on December 4th, 2011. Bishop preached … Continue reading

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Before You Run For Office: Reflections on Five Years of Sermons

Nobody saw it coming. For six-and-a-half years, somewhere in the vast digital space of the World Wide Web, footage of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s September 16th, 2001 sermon at Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago sat on a virtual … Continue reading

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