Category Archives: Sermons

Here are sermons I have preached.

Lullabies for Our Children, Ourselves (sermon)

February 12, 2017 The Unitarian Society, East Brunswick, NJ   When my little ones were little, I would sing as part of our bedtime routine. One of the songs was The Ballad of Erica Levine by the late Bob Blue. … 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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You Are the Sixth: The Five Smooth Stones of Liberal Religion (sermon)

The Unitarian Society East Brunswick, New Jersey January 22, 2017  Last May, when I sat with many of you at the Women’s luncheon to interrogate – I mean interview – the ministerial candidate to decide whether to call her – … 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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A Small Room With Room Enough for All (sermon)

Interfaith Thanksgiving Service Hosted by Temple B’nai Shalom East Brunswick, New Jersey November 22, 2016 to see video click here GaHave any of you, say, in the past month been in an airport? Let’s see a raise of hands. How … Continue reading

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Wild & Impracticable Ideas to Send You Over the River (sermon)

The Unitarian Society East Brunswick, NJ a multi-generational service Would you do something others might think foolish, or silly, or wild, if you thought it might bring about more fairness in our world? If, like Benny and his bagels, it … 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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B-R-A-V-I-N-G: Building Trusting Relationships (sermon)

The Unitarian Society, East Brunswick, NJ (audio version here) One of the rock star ministers of our time is a woman named Nadia Bolz Weber. She’s tall (6’ 1”, I believe), has arms covered in tattoos, and is not only … Continue reading

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Between Hope & Fear: A Sermon During a Hellish Election Cycle (sermon)

delivered at The Unitarian Society This sermon was preceded by a reading of Marge Piercy’s For Strong Women. Let’s be clear from the start. That was not locker room talk. It was not just banter among the guys, somehow normal … Continue reading

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Holy Abrasions (sermon)

The Unitarian Society, a Unitarian Universalist Congregation East Brunswick, New Jersey Someone I know from Western Massachusetts facilitates marriage and parenting workshops. The title of her most popular workshop makes me chuckle, “Do you want to be right or do … Continue reading

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