September 29, 2019

John Adams was the second President of the United States and also a fine lawyer.  And the most famous case of his legal career was his defense of British soldiers charged with murder in the incident which we now call the Boston Massacre in 1770. 

            It was...

September 1, 2019

Here at Labor Day, I want to consider the role of work in our lives.  I take my title and the jumping-off point for these reflections from the fourth of the Ten Commandments, but to understand that you have to first recall the first of the two creation myths in the Boo...

August 25, 2019

A little more than a year ago, I preached a sermon called “The Transient And the Permanent in Liberal Religion.” I recognized the decline in membership and Sunday attendance at this Meeting House and the financial bind that put us in, and I concluded that one of the th...

August 18, 2019

I want to talk today about competing visions for America’s future and to do that I have to talk about some recent words broadcast by President Trump.  I try to avoid overtly political subjects in my preaching, but there are some times when public events have such a cle...

When I was a kid I went to Sky Valley Pioneer Camp which emphasized roughing it.  We’d start the morning with skinny-dipping in a cold mountain lake. And there were hikes.  At the end of the session they would total up all the miles you had hiked and give you a certifi...

A furious assault is taking place on a woman’s right to choose to terminate a pregnancy through abortion. This is not restricted to playing fast and loose with fairness in Supreme Court appointments, but it is playing out in the state legislatures, many of whom have pa...

The title of this sermon is identical to the title of a conference I just attended on Star Island, a little bit of heaven out in the ocean 10 miles off the coast of Portsmouth, NH. We gather there each year under the auspices of the Institute on Religion in an Age of S...

June is Pride month, and the Episcopal Church in Yarmouth has invited us to be part of a display they had there showing all the churches on the Cape which fly rainbow flags. Those flags are not just colorful decorations. They mean something. They should mean safe harbo...

It’s Memorial Day weekend. That’s not just about barbecues and beaches and boats and traffic tie-ups. It’s a holiday in which we are all invited to reflect on the people who died in the service of their country. Remember that Veterans day in November is to remember and...

Unitarianism as a religion in America has a founding date, and that is May 6, 1819; two hundred years and two weeks ago.  It was on that day that William Ellery Channing of Boston preached his sermon “Unitarian Christianity” at the new Independent Church in Baltimore o...

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