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November 20, 2005, at New Bedford, Massachusetts.
Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. What could be better than having an entire holiday devoted to giving thanks? A look at why the Pilgrims were thankful after their first winter in New England.

September 4, 2005, at First Unitarian in New Bedford, Massachusetts.
Western culture seems to tell us that work is a curse, not a blessing. In this sermon, I argue that this idea is based (at least in part) on a misinterpretation of the Bible.

Spring, 2005, various locations.
It seems to me that Unitarian Universalism is such a good thing, we should be growing explosively. But we're not. So what's holding us back? Part of the answer may lie in the size of our congregations....

Ecological theology

Spring, 2006, various locations.
If one of the roots of the current ecological crisis lie in certain religious attitudes, then it's up to us to reinterpret old Bible texts in light of ecological theology.

January 29, 2006, First Unitarian in New Bedford.
We let conservative Christians tell us what the book of Revelation means -- but if you actually read it carefully, you'll find that they're wrong, and that the book of Revelation is actually about ecological theology.

Mothers Day, May 14, 2006, First Unitarian in New Bedford.
There's a difference between primitive religious beliefs that rely on superstition, and a religion that assures us that we can change the world.


A selection of prayers
From worship services at First Unitarian in New Bedford.

Stories for all ages

Separate page with stories for use in intergenerational worship settings, and/or in young people's worship services.

Online sermon video

I've been thinking about how to put Unitarian Universalist sermons online. Web videos should feel like you're having a one-on-one conversation with someone. Most of the sermons I've watched online have been pretty unsatisfactory because they show the preacher talking to a big crowd — not to me personally — and because they're too long. Click on the image below to see and hear my attempt at porting a regular Sunday sermon to online video, by putting it into a shorter and more personal form. (It's an experiment I'm not going to repeat very often, because it took three hours to rewrite the sermon and to shoot and edit this ten-minute video.)