Category Archives: Standing on the Side of Love

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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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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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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Gather Together

Do not be alone right now. Gather together. Gathering together grows courage: in ourselves and in others who see the numbers swelling. It is a small thing, but it is a thing. Right now, it is an important thing. Great … Continue reading

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Fear of Fueling Islamophobia: A Few Days Out From the Orlando

My grief — at the Orlando massacre and the barely imaginable loss of life, and its intentional targeting of the gay community — is not separate from my fear. I fear that in the aftermath of this intentional act of … Continue reading

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#BlackLivesMatter Yard Signs: The Saga Continues…

Just over a month ago, I replaced one stolen #Blacklivesmatter sign with three on my front lawn. I knew this was not likely to be the end of the story. It wasn’t. About a month they lasted.  Then, over the … Continue reading

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Illuminating the Ministry of Joshua Young: His Ministry Still Speaks (sermon)

First Parish Church of Groton February 28, 2016 audio available here Imagine the most notorious train cargo of its time. The body of a man executed for treason. Imagine half the populace is simmering with vengeance and the other half … Continue reading

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Black Lives Matter: When You Remove One Sign, Three Takes Its Place

This week, in the city where I live, the mayor endorsed the installation of a Black Lives Matters sign on the City Hall building.   Downtown.  On Main Street.  On the front-facing facade of the building that is the seat of … Continue reading

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Prayer on the First Anniversary of Michael Brown’s Death

May the words of our mouths and the meditations of all of our hearts contribute to peace and justice in this world.  I invite you at the end of each passage to speak these words in unison: We bear witness. … Continue reading

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Showing Up for Racial Justice: One White Person's Wading into the Waters… (Part II)

Part II: C’mon In, the Water’s … You Tell Me I wonder if you might have some time right now to talk with me about racial justice, about what’s going on in our nation, and how heart-breaking it is? With … Continue reading

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