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Dan Harper

Resources for liberal religion and progressive spirituality

What you'll find here

Resources including: child dedications, weddings, and memorial services; meditations, prayers, and graces; responsive readings; stories for liberal religious kids; and more.

Blogs, giving direct links to both my major blogs, as well as links to representative posts

Selected sermons gives links to some selected sermon texts, as well as to video recordings.

Sermon archive contains nearly all my sermons from 1995 to the present — the good ones, the badones, and the ones I no longer agree with.

Curriculum vitae

Who I am — a brief introduction.

Contact info

Informal photo of Dan Harper


Elsewhere on the Web

Do All Religions Share a Common Thread? an essay published in the UU World magazine in 2010. Astonishly, as of May, 2021, this book review had over 50,000 unique page views, the second highest number on the UU World Web site.

General Assembly reporting: Between 2002 and 2012, I volunteered during General Assembly as a reporter for UUA.org. Here's a small sampling of the nearly one hundred GA articles I wrote:

Yet Another UU Curriculum Site, with a variety of curriculum resources I’ve developed over the years.

My articles on Patheos, a Pagan blog — and though I’m not exactly a Pagan, as a Transcendentalist I’m definitely aligned with Paganism and other earth-centered traditions.


Treatise on Atonement, 2021 Web edition of the classic 1805 book on Universalism by Hosea Ballou.

See my book Web page for the following books:

  • My reader’s edition of A Treatise on Atonement, print version with indices
  • Liberal Pilgrims, my history of religious liberals in New Bedford, Mass.
  • music books including: the first published music by a Native American composer; copyright-free hymns; and a collection of Christmas carols
  • and more!

“A Cold Shoulder for William Jackson,” chapter in Darkening the Doorways, ed. Mark Morrison-Reed (UUA, 2011)


Videos on how to make things, a series I started during lockdown to give kids something they could do with no adult supervision.

Video stories, originally produced during lockdown, many of these stories are still fun to watch. Stories include both human actors and stuffed animal actors.


Ten podcasts produced with Joe Chee, doctoral student in educational technology, which are aimed at volunteer religious education teachers.

A screen grab from a video, with Dan in a suit and tie apparently standing in front of a red velvet stage curtain, with a title overhead saying You Bet Your Life.

A screen grab from one of the 50+ videos I wrote, filmed, edited, and sometimes acted in, for online worship services during the first 16 months of the COVID pandemic. A few of the videos were fairly conventional, with me reading a story, but most involved people traveling back in time, trips to alternate universes, a community of talking stuffed animals, and more. In the video screen grab above, I'm the announcer for a parody of the old game show You Bet Your Life.


Privacy and environmental impact

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Environmental impact: Last time I checked, Website Carbon Calculator says this Web page produces approximately 0.02g of CO2 each time you view it.