Speaker: Rev. Dan Harper

“The Problem with Grief”

Grief can happen any time you lose something — e.g., you lose a job or someone close to you dies. Grief can also happen at happy moments — e.g., people cry at weddings because they’re losing a relationship. So what do we do with grief? … read more.


On the day we lose an hour of sleep, let’s talk about the spiritual significance of sleep. I’ll read three poems about sleep and night, by Emily Dickinson, Langston Hughes, and James Weldon Johnson, each of whom finds a very different significance in sleep.

“Evil in Our Time”

How can we understand evil in our time? The philosopher Richard J. Bernstein argued that evil reaches its ultimate goal in the destruction of individuality. How might that apply to some of the big moral questions facing us today?