John A. Buehrens

Full name: Rev. John A. Buehrens

John Buehrens

The Rev. John Buehrens was president of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations from 1993 to 2001. He served congregations in Tennessee, Texas, New York, Massachusetts, and California before retiring in 2017. He is the co-author with Forrest Church of A Chosen Faith: An Introduction to Unitarian Universalism. His other books include Understanding the Bible: An Introduction for Skeptics, Seekers, and Religious Liberals (2004); A House for Hope: The Promise of Progressive Religion for the Twenty-first Century, with Rebecca Ann Parker (2011); Universalists and Unitarians in America: A People’s History (2011); and Conflagration: How the Transcendentalists Sparked the American Struggle for Racial, Gender, and Social Justice (2020).

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Marriage in the nineteenth century

John A. Buehrens

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Two books reveal the complexities of women's lives in Unitarian Boston.
Pacifists and pragmatists

John A. Buehrens

From UU World Magazine
Progressive communities, including Unitarian Universalist congregations, are prone to painful rifts between pacifists and pragmatists.

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Hope Rises

John A. Buehrens, Rebecca Parker

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Hope rises. It rises from the heart of life, here and now, beating with joy and sorrow. Hope longs....
When We Seek Wisdom

John A. Buehrens

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"When we seek wisdom," says one Native American spiritual leader, "we go up on the hill and talk to the Great Spirit, Wakan Tanka. Four days and four...
Stability

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"Whatsoever you wish that others do unto you, do so to them; for this is the Law of the Prophets."—Matthew 7:12 I should probably get one thing clear at...
Caring

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When we remember those whom we have loved and lost, help us to remember also, O God, how great a privilege is human loving, and that not to have loved a...
Failure To Forgive

John A. Buehrens

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I have a story to tell you, about the less-than-triumphal first appearance I made in a pulpit. I was a first-year seminarian, doing my field work at the...

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