Tag Archives: Howard Thurman

We’ll Muddle Through Somehow: Christmas 2020 (sermon)

December 24, 2020 The Unitarian Society, East Brunswick, NJ Timothy Egan published an opinion piece in the New York Times a week ago, comparing the next three pandemic months to the 1805 winter that Lewis and Clark, and their crew, … Continue reading

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A Nation Being Rebuilt: My Fortnight in Myanmar (poem)

To find the lost, To heal the broken, To feed the hungry, To release the prisoner, To rebuild the nations, To bring peace among brothers, To make music in the heart. (The Work of Christmas, Howard Thurman) The tongue so … Continue reading

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New Year, New Hope, and the Hokey Pokey

The last Sunday of the old year I spent at my internship congregation. I led what they endearingly call ‘Sandwich Worship.’ Traditionally, the Sunday after Christmas, worship takes place in the vestry of the building. Formal worship is truncated (and … Continue reading

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Not Crying on Sundays: On Job and Your Heart (sermon)

Reading: Excerpt from Introduction to Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman “This is what you shall do; Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and … Continue reading

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Not Crying on Sundays: On Job & Your Heart (sermon – audio)

Today’s sermon was the second of two I preached this summer at Village Church in Cummington with the Greenwood Music Camp.  This means that there were 70-ish high schoolers in the congregation, contributing their musical talents through instrumental performance and … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Trayvon Martin (April 12, 2012)

I originally wrote this in April, 2012, as a meditation for a class in seminary on the essential writings of Dr. Howard Thurman.  With the trial of George Zimmerman for the death of Trayvon Martin just about to start, I … Continue reading

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Explaining a Segregated Playground: Dr. Howard Thurman's Love for His Daughters

Later this morning, I will be preaching at First Parish Unitarian Universalist in Chelmsford.  I will post the sermon later.  This is, however, the Conversation with the Children, that I will be having before the younger ones leave worship service … Continue reading

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