Category Archives: Justice

Rise Up: Reflections on Patriotism (sermon)

I am the A-L-E-X-A-N-D-E-R we are meant to be A colony that runs independently Meanwhile, Britain keeps shittin’ on us endlessly Essentially, they tax us relentlessly Then King George turns around, runs a spending spree He ain’t ever gonna set … Continue reading

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And the Welcome Will Be Wide: It’s Not About the Bathrooms (sermon)

The Unitarian Society, East Brunswick, New Jersey And the table will be wide. And the welcome will be wide. And the arms will open wide to gather us in. We are fortunate that here in New Jersey: more protections for the rights … Continue reading

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Here We Are, All in One Place (sermon)

New Member Sunday The Unitarian Society, East Brunswick, NJ Not long after the presidential election, Yale history professor Timothy Snyder published an article that has been republished all over the internet and was turned into a little book. This little … Continue reading

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What’s Going On?: Message for the White Supremacy Teach In (sermon)

May 14, 2017 The Unitarian Society, East Brunswick, NJ Time For All Ages story:   Message An uncomfortable journey. We have been asked to take one: talking and listening about something that is abhorrent, something that lingers, something that has … Continue reading

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Shifting Grounds Beneath Us: Facing White Supremacy (sermon)

I never met Margaret Maurer, founding member of this congregation. She died in 2011 at the age of 101. Despite having never met her, I have benefitted – we all have — from her legacy. Thanks to an incredibly generous … Continue reading

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be * LOVE * d (sermon)

The Unitarian Society, East Brunswick, NJ February 5, 2017 (written text does not match delivered sermon exactly) Our Time For All Ages story: click here. Our reading: click here. We all want to be loved. We — likely all people … Continue reading

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Rapid Response Call – January 27, 2017

Today, along with 999 other faith leaders (there would have been more, but the conference call capacity tapped out even before the call began), I spent an hour on listening to the leaders of the Groundswell movement, the Moral Resistance … Continue reading

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Getting Free Together: The Ministry of Joshua Young Still Preaches Today (sermon)

The Unitarian Society, East Brunswick January 15, 2017 (this is an abreviated form of the sermon that received the 2016 Unitarian Universalist History Convocation prize)   Imagine the most notorious train cargo of its time. The body of a man … Continue reading

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Loving the Hell Out of the Cracks in the World (sermon)

The Unitarian Society, East Brunswick, NJ In the sermon I spent all day writing on Friday and scrapped yesterday, I was going to ask you to cultivate curiosity. But it seemed a little too premature. Some time in the near … Continue reading

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Love Beyond Belief

Love beyond belief, I hear it echoing throughout the land. These days it is more like a whisper I’ll grant you that. Yes, it is not the only sound in the wider cacophony. It is the sound I choose to … Continue reading

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