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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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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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Epicenter Ferguson (A Poet-Preacher Collaboration)

A Letter to My Uborn Black Son by Christopher D. Sims Dear son, African American warrior,  Reincarnation of the people of the Sudan. I hope you understand why I am writing you this letter. And  hopefully, by the time you … Continue reading

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Confronting Evil: A Role for Violence?

“The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy. Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it.”[1] Enduring words from Martin Luther King, Jr.; words that matter to me; words … Continue reading

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Instead of Rifles: Reflections on American Violence

    “Wishing I could make you / love you / enough / to carry you / instead of rifles.”  The band is the Cornel West Theory from Washington, DC. The piece, from their 2009 album Second Rome is called “Rifles.” … Continue reading

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“I Am the UUA” — Christopher D. Sims

On Sunday, November 4th I had the great joy of co-leading worship at UUS:E with spoken word artist Christopher D. Sims (aka UniverSouLove). I’ve known Chris since 2005 when we started seeing each other at Unitarian Universalist General Assemblies. At … Continue reading

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Many Voices, One Song

I had the great honor of preaching a “dialogue on race” sermon with the Rev. Jacqui Lewis at Middle Collegiate Church in New York City’s East Village. View the sermon at: Many Voices, One Song. Tituss Burgess was the featured artist … Continue reading

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Why the Dream Didn’t Die – The Rev. Alvin O. Jackson

The Rev. Alvin O. Jackson was the preacher at “A Time for Justice,” an MLK remembrance service at Faith Congregational Church in North Hartford this past Monday, January 16th. This event was sponsored by Faith Church, Amistad UCC and the Connecticut Conference of the United Church … Continue reading

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SUPPOSE! The Rev. Alvin O. Jackson

The Rev. Alvin O. Jackson was the preacher at “A Time for Justice,” an MLK remembrance service at Faith Congregational Church in North Hartford this past Monday, January 16th. This event was sponsored by Faith Church, Amistad UCC and the … Continue reading

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Rev. Da Vita McCallister Puts a Little Somethin’ On It!

We had a great time at the Martin Luther King, Jr. remembrance service, “A Time For Justice,” held at Faith Congregational Church in North Hartford this past Monday. The Faith Choir was amazing, as always. The vocal soloists were amazing, … Continue reading

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