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Torda 450: Our Roots in Unexpected Ground (sermon)

The Unitarian Society East Brunswick, NJ February 4, 2018 It is essential to read between the lines. I had already learned this, but when I was in seminary, I had the chance to learn it again.  For instance, in Christian … Continue reading

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Defying the Nazis: The Sharps War: Introduction to Community Screening

The Unitarian Society East Brunswick, NJ December 3, 2016 Let me begin in gratitude: for the universe, that conspired with fate, providence, and chaos that you might be part of this good company we are creating together tonight. Gratitude for … 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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Interfaith Winter Blesssing

These are the gifts of this season, let us open our hearts to them: A joyful, hopeful conclusion to waiting and yearning A welcoming of the refugee seeking shelter amongst us Unexpected light in darkness May these be the presents … Continue reading

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Interfaith Prayer for Crossing Borders

I delivered this prayer was offered as part of daily chapel held today at Myanmar Institute of Theology in Yangon, Myanmar, where our study group from Andover Newton Theological School, has been their guest this week. Spirit of Life, God … Continue reading

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The Shared World: Lessons In Joy and (Dis)Comfort (sermon)

First Parish Church of Groton Karen G. Johnston, Ministerial Intern (audio version can be found here) Let’s do a short visualization exercise. That means when I say a word, you bring to mind an image or a word or phrase, … Continue reading

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Homily at Interfaith Iftar, July 19, 2014

Let me start with gratitude. Thank you for this opportunity to take part in this interfaith iftar. Thank you for this chance to come together across faith traditions, across beliefs that share commonality as well as contradiction. Thank you for … Continue reading

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The Five-Second Rule & Communion Wafers

As one of my colleagues introduced himself on the first day of class, he said he pastors a church in…my hometown!  This is a surprise to me on many levels, primarily because he, and his church, are African American Pentecostal.  … Continue reading

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Malala Day and a Visit to St. Mungo's

Today is Malala Day at the UN.  Today is Malala Yousafzai’s 16th birthday.  It’s not every girl who gets the United Nations to celebrate her sweet sixteen, to give her the ear of the world.  Of course, Malala is not … Continue reading

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On Not Knowing the Language: Interfaith Work on Immigration Justice

Love is the only reality and it is not a mere sentiment.  It is the ultimate truth that lies at the heart of creation.  Rabindranth Tagore A few months ago, I sat in a room with 35 other people.  Men, … Continue reading

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