John A. Buehrens

John Buehrens is the co-author of A Chosen Faith: An Introduction to Unitarian Universalism and A House for Hope: The Promise of Progressive and author of Understanding the Bible: An Introduction for Skeptics, Seekers, and Religious Liberal. He is the former president of the Unitarian Universalist Association.

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I often wondered about the term, "settled minister" -- since I come from a long line of wanderers.

Reflection | By John A. Buehrens | April 2, 2021 | From LeaderLab

A dramatic retelling of the story of the Transcendentalists, revealing them not as isolated authors but as a community of social activists who shaped progressive American values...

Book | By John A. Buehrens | From Beacon Press

Hope rises. It rises from the heart of life, here and now, beating with joy and sorrow. Hope longs. It longs for good to be affirmed, for justice and love to prevail, for suffering to be alleviated, and for life to flourish in peace. Hope remembers. It remembers the dreams of those who have gone...

Responsive Reading | By John A. Buehrens, Rebecca Ann Parker | April 8, 2020 | From WorshipWeb

The Transcendentalists practiced the art of forming and maintaining spiritual friendships transcending differences of gender, social location, theology, politics, and race.

By John A. Buehrens | September 1, 2019 | From UU World

Affirms that the shared hopes of religious progressives from many traditions can create a movement far stronger than fundamentalism: a liberal religious renaissance.

Book | By John A. Buehrens, Rebecca Ann Parker | From Beacon Press

An Introduction to Unitarian Universalism...

Book | By Forrest Church, John A. Buehrens | From Beacon Press
Book | By John A. Buehrens | From Beacon Press

"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 the outset: I don’t claim to know much about stability, much less to possess it. In fact, when I think about what I’ve experienced in life,...

Sermon | By John A. Buehrens | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb

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 old First Parish in Lexington, Massachusetts. When they invited me to preach my first sermon on such an important day as Palm Sunday, I was...

Sermon | By John A. Buehrens | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb

"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 nights, without food and water. And we listen. And God speaks." Roy Phillips, minister of the Unitarian Church in St. Paul, Minnesota, writes about...

Reading | By John A. Buehrens | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb

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