Liberal religion.

As senior editor of UU World magazine, I write regularly about the Unitarian Universalist movement. Before I joined the magazine staff, I was developmental editor of the Unitarian Universalist Association's WorshipWeb site. As a student at Harvard Divinity School, I developed resource guides to Unitarian and Universalist reference works and statistical resources for religious studies, which are available from the Andover-Harvard Theological Library Web site.

Read my liberal religion and politics blog or browse through my notebook.

My theological essays examine aspects of Unitarian Universalist theology and practice; most were written while I was a student at Harvard Divinity School. My hymns began as an exploration of the American Unitarian tradition of hymnody, which includes writers like Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., Samuel Johnson, Frederick Lucian Hosmer, and Marion Franklin Ham. These writers had expressed liberal themes using biblical language in forceful and eloquent lyrics. My hymns are experiments in their tradition, and were written as part of my senior thesis at Harvard Divinity School.

Since 1996 I have preached to a number of congregations in Massachusetts, including the First Parish in Concord, the First Parish in Framingham, the Second Parish in Hingham, the Society of King's Chapel in Boston, and the First Congregational Society in Jamaica Plain, and the Trinitarian Congregational Church in Concord. I have also preached at the General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association and at the First Unitarian Church of Salt Lake City. I received a Master of Divinity degree from Harvard Divinity School in 2000.

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