Speaker: Rev. Elwood Sturtevant


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As the United States began exploring whether people “are really capable or not of establishing good government from reflection and choice,” some people wondered whether Calvinism’s teachings about the “total depravity” of human beings and … read more.

Easter is a Beginning

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When I was a child in the Methodist Church, it seemed that Easter was an ending, in that the Christian story seemed to be completed with the death and resurrection of Jesus.  After that, I got the the … read more.


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The theme for March is vulnerability, but for me to speak of vulnerability as a virtue, I need to talk about what I think of as the virtuous path, the path between two extremes. We’re often … read more.

The Work of Love

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Speaker: Rev. Elwood Sturtevant

Dr. King insisted that “Power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anemic.”  I want to look at the kind of love he meant, … read more.

A Wider View

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February’s theme is ‘widening the circle.’ It seems appropriate to lift up our Universalist ancestors and their thoughts about providing a wider view to include everyone. The Universalist approach presents us with a challenge to widen our … read more.