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LECTURE ARCHIVE
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Browse Minns Lectures by year—all the way back to 1942. You can also discover Curated Lectures or use the search tool to find ideas, themes, or speakers.
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Spring 2023
Faithfully Becoming: Answering the Call of the Cosmos
Three Paths, One Way: Pentecostalism, Unitarian Universalism, and Intimations of Liberation
Rev. Dr. David Breeden
Fall 2022
Stoicism/Epicureanism and the Way of All Flesh
Three Paths, One Way: Pentecostalism, Unitarian Universalism, and Intimations of Liberation
Rev. Dr. David Breeden
Fall 2022
Classical Pentecostalism and the Charismatic Turn
Three Paths, One Way: Pentecostalism, Unitarian Universalism, and Intimations of Liberation
Rev. Dr. David Breeden
Fall 2021
Do Robots Have Rights? How about Rocks?
The Coming Good Society
Rev. Dr. William F. Schulz
Fall 2021
Brave New World?
The Coming Good Society
Rev. Dr. William F. Schulz
Fall 2021
Where Do Rights Come From?
The Coming Good Society
Rev. Dr. William F. Schulz
Spring 2021
Judas and Making Justice Happen
Overlooked and Despised: Lectures on a Humanist Re-Thinking of Biblical Outsiders
Dr. Anthony B. Pinn
Spring 2021
Nimrod and the Unjustified ‘Because’
Overlooked and Despised: Lectures on a Humanist Re-Thinking of Biblical Outsiders
Dr. Anthony B. Pinn
Spring 2021
Job’s Wife and the Price of Integrity
Overlooked and Despised: Lectures on a Humanist Re-Thinking of Biblical Outsiders
Dr. Anthony B. Pinn
Fall 2020
Voices and Stories of Black UU Clergywomen
Summoning Our Sheroes
Rev. Dr. Qiyamah Rahman
Fall 2020
Unpacking the Complex Identities of Black UU Women: Research As a Spiritual Tool
Summoning Our Sheroes
Rev. Dr. Qiyamah Rahman
Fall 2020
The Presence of Black Women in Unitarian Universalism: Mining Historical Memory As a Tool Towards Liberation
Summoning Our Sheroes
Rev. Dr. Qiyamah Rahman
Spring 2019
White Supremacy in the Age of Trump: Liberal Religion v. Populism
How Can Unitarian Universalists Respond to Populism?
Rev. Dr. Colin Bossen
Spring 2019
A Question of Pragmatism: Unitarian Social Ethics in the Progressive Era
How Can Unitarian Universalists Respond to Populism?
Rev. Dr. Colin Bossen
Spring 2019
The Populist Imagination: A White Man’s Republic?
How Can Unitarian Universalists Respond to Populism?
Rev. Dr. Colin Bossen
Spring 2019
A Tale of Two Kingdoms
How Can Unitarian Universalists Respond to Populism?
Rev. Carl Scovel
Spring 2018
Beyond Christmukkah
The Religiously Complex Congregation in the Religiously Complex World
Dr. Samira K. Mehta
Spring 2018
Nuancing the "Nones"
The Religiously Complex Congregation in the Religiously Complex World
Dr. Samira K. Mehta
Spring 2018
Living a Multireligious Life
The Religiously Complex Congregation in the Religiously Complex World
Dr. Samira K. Mehta
Spring 2017
Lecture 2
Historical and Future Trajectories of Black Lives Matter and Unitarian Universalism
Rev. Rosemary Bray McNatt
Spring 2017
The Black Hole in the White UU Psyche
Historical and Future Trajectories of Black Lives Matter and Unitarian Universalism
Rev. Mark Morrison-Reed
Fall 2016
Panel Discussion: What Will Be the Sources of a Global Unitarian Faith?
Sources of Global Faith
Panel of the Revs. Norbert Rácz, Mária Rácz, Csaba Mezei, & Roger Bertschausen
Fall 2016
The Future of Transylvanian Unitarian Liturgy
Sources of Global Faith
Rev. Norbert Rácz
Fall 2016
Transcendentalism in Transylvania
Sources of Global Faith
Rev. Csaba Mezei
Spring 2016
The Core of Our Faith, and How to Share It
Kosmos: Remembering a Future for Unitarian Universalism
Rev. Stephen Kendrick
Spring 2016
Figuring Out Who We Are and How We Got That Way
Kosmos: Remembering a Future for Unitarian Universalism
Rev. Stephen Kendrick
Spring 2016
The Truth Will Set You Free, but First It Will Depress You...
Kosmos: Remembering a Future for Unitarian Universalism
Rev. Stephen Kendrick
Fall 2014
Unkissing Judas
Men, Women & Children: Loving One Another in a Complicated World
Rev. Kate Braestrup
Fall 2014
Children
Men, Women & Children: Loving One Another in a Complicated World
Rev. Kate Braestrup
Fall 2014
Women
Men, Women & Children: Loving One Another in a Complicated World
Rev. Kate Braestrup
Fall 2014
Men
Men, Women & Children: Loving One Another in a Complicated World
Rev. Kate Braestrup
Spring 2013
Ministry in the Age of Collaboration: Faithful Practices and Principles
Young for Liberty: the UU Movement in the 21st Century
Peter Bowden
Spring 2013
Ministry in the Age of Collaboration: Congregations in a Hyper-Connected Generous World
Young for Liberty: the UU Movement in the 21st Century
Rev. Naomi King
Spring 2013
Sticking with Stories: Unitarianism and the Creation of Children's Literature
Young for Liberty: the UU Movement in the 21st Century
Rev. Andrea Greenwood
Spring 2012
Walking More Humbly—and Thriving
What Was and Is Required: Three Forums on the Renewal of UU in the 21st Century
Rev. Dr. John Buehrens
Spring 2012
Practicing Compassion and Connection More Fully
What Was and Is Required: Three Forums on the Renewal of UU in the 21st Century
Rev. Dr. John Buehrens
Fall 2011
To Be an Effective, Justice-Seeking People
What Was and Is Required: Three Forums on the Renewal of UU in the 21st Century
Rev. Dr. John Buehrens
Spring 2011
Closing Worship
Composing Our Unitarian Universalist Future: Where Are We Now, What's Possible, What's Next?
Rev. Kristin Grassel Schmidt
Spring 2011
Extending the Conversation 6: What's Next?
Composing Our Unitarian Universalist Future: Where Are We Now, What's Possible, What's Next?
Rev. Kenneth Beldon
Spring 2011
Extending the Conversation 5: What's Next?
Composing Our Unitarian Universalist Future: Where Are We Now, What's Possible, What's Next?
Rev. Rob Hardies
Spring 2011
Our Unitarian Universalist Future: What's Next?
Composing Our Unitarian Universalist Future: Where Are We Now, What's Possible, What's Next?
Rev. Larry Peers
Spring 2011
Extending the Conversation 4: What’s Possible?
Composing Our Unitarian Universalist Future: Where Are We Now, What's Possible, What's Next?
Rev. Vanessa Southern
Spring 2011
Extending the Conversation 3: What’s Possible?
Composing Our Unitarian Universalist Future: Where Are We Now, What's Possible, What's Next?
Rev. Christine Robinson
Spring 2011
Extending the Conversation 2: What’s Possible?
Composing Our Unitarian Universalist Future: Where Are We Now, What's Possible, What's Next?
Rev. Rosemary Bray McNatt
Spring 2011
Our Unitarian Universalist Future: What’s Possible?
Composing Our Unitarian Universalist Future: Where Are We Now, What's Possible, What's Next?
Rev. Larry Peers
Spring 2011
Extending the Conversation 1: Where Are We Now?
Composing Our Unitarian Universalist Future: Where Are We Now, What's Possible, What's Next?
Rev. Dr. Marilyn Sewell
Spring 2011
Our Unitarian Universalist Future: What Are We Now?
Composing Our Unitarian Universalist Future: Where Are We Now, What's Possible, What's Next?
Rev. Larry Peers
Spring 2011
Opening Worship
Composing Our Unitarian Universalist Future: Where Are We Now, What's Possible, What's Next?
Rev. Stephen Kendrick
Spring 2011
James Freeman Clarke as a Model for Ministry
A Theology of Personal and Societal Transformation: The Bicentennial Legacy of James Freeman Clarke
Rev. Dr. Paul S. Johnson
Spring 2010
James Freeman Clarke's Bicentennial Legacy
A Theology of Personal and Societal Transformation: The Bicentennial Legacy of James Freeman Clarke
Rev. Dr. Paul S. Johnson
Spring 2010
James Freeman Clarke's Trials and Triumphs as a Missionary to the American West
A Theology of Personal and Societal Transformation: The Bicentennial Legacy of James Freeman Clarke
Rev. Dr. Paul S. Johnson
Spring 2010
James Freeman Clarke’s Concept of Self Culture: Physical, Intellectual, Moral, and Spiritual
A Theology of Personal and Societal Transformation: The Bicentennial Legacy of James Freeman Clarke
Rev. Dr. Paul S. Johnson
Spring 2010
James Freeman Clarke and the Church of the Disciples: Religious Community as an Agent of Personal and Societal Transformation
A Theology of Personal and Societal Transformation: The Bicentennial Legacy of James Freeman Clarke
Rev. Dr. Paul S. Johnson
Spring 2010
James Freeman Clarke and the Theology of a Practical Transcendentalist
A Theology of Personal and Societal Transformation: The Bicentennial Legacy of James Freeman Clarke
Rev. Dr. Paul S. Johnson
Spring 2009
Unitarianism in Kinship with Judaism and Islam
Children of the Same God: Unitarianism in Kinship with Judaism and Islam
Rev. Dr. Susan Ritchie
Spring 2009
Resistances and Possibilities in the North American Unitarian Engagement with Islam and Judaism
Children of the Same God: Unitarianism in Kinship with Judaism and Islam
Rev. Dr. Susan Ritchie
Spring 2009
European Unitarianism in Relationship to Judaism
Children of the Same God: Unitarianism in Kinship with Judaism and Islam
Rev. Dr. Susan Ritchie
Spring 2009
European Unitarianism in Creative Cultural Exchange with Ottoman Islam
Children of the Same God: Unitarianism in Kinship with Judaism and Islam
Rev. Dr. Susan Ritchie
Spring 2009
The Early Unitarian Theology of Relationship to Judaism and Islam
Children of the Same God: Unitarianism in Kinship with Judaism and Islam
Rev. Dr. Susan Ritchie
Spring 2008
A Faith for a Few?
Unitarian Universalism and Class: A faith for a Few?
Rev. Mark W. Harris
Spring 2008
The Science of Salvation
Unitarian Universalism and Class: A faith for a Few?
Rev. Mark W. Harris
Spring 2008
Universalist Piety and a Classless Heaven
Unitarian Universalism and Class: A faith for a Few?
Rev. Mark W. Harris
Spring 2008
Brahmin Culture for the Masses
Unitarian Universalism and Class: A faith for a Few?
Rev. Mark W. Harris
Spring 2008
A Class-bound Faith?
Unitarian Universalism and Class: A faith for a Few?
Rev. Mark W. Harris
2007
Homo Syntheticus: Art, Religion, & the Future Human
The Experience of Religious Varieties: Psychology of Religion for the 21st Century
Branden Thornhill-Miller
2007
Challenges for the Psychology of Religion: Fundamentalism, Meaning-Making, & the Future of Religion
The Experience of Religious Varieties: Psychology of Religion for the 21st Century
Branden Thornhill-Miller
2007
What It Means to Be Human: Creativity, Mental Illness, and Religious Experience
The Experience of Religious Varieties: Psychology of Religion for the 21st Century
Branden Thornhill-Miller
2007
The Modern Missionary Position: The Psychology of Fundamental Sects in Global Context
The Experience of Religious Varieties: Psychology of Religion for the 21st Century
Branden Thornhill-Miller
2007
Religious Refugees and Spiritual Immigrants: The Psychology of Unitarian Universalism
The Experience of Religious Varieties: Psychology of Religion for the 21st Century
Branden Thornhill-Miller
2007
Psychology of Religion for the Twenty-first Century
The Experience of Religious Varieties: Psychology of Religion for the 21st Century
Branden Thornhill-Miller
2006
Speaking on Fanny Howe
Stephanie Paulsell and Eliza Blanchard
2006
Speaking on Sophie Wadsworth
Victoria Weinstein
2006
Speaking on Ann Bradstreet
Charlotte Gordon and Rev. Rosemary Lloyd
2005-2006
The Boston Religion: Unitarianism in Its Capitol City
Peter T. Richardson
Spring 2003
History of First and Second Church of Boston
Rev. Stephen Kendrick
Spring 2003
History of King's Chapel
Rev. Earl K. Holt III
Spring 2003
The Arlington Street Church
Rev. Kim K. Crawford Harvie
Spring 2003
Men and Aging: Graying Gracefully and Becoming Elders
Save the Males: Changing Men Changing the World
Thomas Owen-Towle
Spring 2003
Men and Force: Saying Yes to Aggression and No to Violence
Save the Males: Changing Men Changing the World
Thomas Owen-Towle
Spring 2003
Men and Might: Wielding Power in Responsible Ways
Save the Males: Changing Men Changing the World
Thomas Owen-Towle
Spring 2003
Feeding Men's Souls: Toward a Mature Liberal Religious Masculinity
Save the Males: Changing Men Changing the World
Thomas Owen-Towle
Fall 2002
A Huge Foolish Project: Setting Up a Men's Table on Every Church Patio
Save the Males: Changing Men Changing the World
Thomas Owen-Towle
Fall 2002
Save the Males: Changing Men Changing the World
Save the Males: Changing Men Changing the World
Thomas Owen-Towle
2000
Toward a Covenanted Association of Congregations: On Patterns of Authentic Authority among Free Churches
The Lay and Liberal Doctrine of the Church: The Spirit and the Promise of Our Covenant
Alice Blair Wesley
2000
Updating the Cambridge Platform
The Lay and Liberal Doctrine of the Church: The Spirit and the Promise of Our Covenant
Alice Blair Wesley
2000
The Theology and Anthropology of Our Liberal Covenant
The Lay and Liberal Doctrine of the Church: The Spirit and the Promise of Our Covenant
Alice Blair Wesley
2000
How We Came to Forget the Covenant for a Long Time
The Lay and Liberal Doctrine of the Church: The Spirit and the Promise of Our Covenant
Alice Blair Wesley
2000
Thus Do We Covenant
The Lay and Liberal Doctrine of the Church: The Spirit and the Promise of Our Covenant
Alice Blair Wesley
2000
Love is the Doctrine of this Church
The Lay and Liberal Doctrine of the Church: The Spirit and the Promise of Our Covenant
Alice Blair Wesley
1999
The Spiritual Journey and Legacy of Norbert Fabian Capek
Richard Henry
1999
Renewing Faith: The Parables of James Luther Adams
George Kimmich Beach
1998
The Search for Truth, Beauty, and Human Dignity: The Affinities Between Nineteenth-Century Unitarian Theology and American Architecture
William Haney
1997
A Global Vision for Unitarian Universalism
David Keyes
1996
Bread and Roses: Toward a Liberal Theology of Beauty and Justice
Laurie Bushbaum
1995
Transforming Liberal Congregations for a New Millennium
Roy D. Phillips
1994
Psychological and Spiritual Healing in the Contemporary Church
C. Scot Giles
1993
The Religious Voice of Martin Luther King, Jr.: The Roots of Martin Luther King, Jr. in African-American Religion
Thomas Mikelson
1992
The Shape of Worship
Edward Lynn
1991
Unitarianism in Britain, America, and Australasia: A Study in Contrasts
Max Gaebler
1991
The Liberal Church As a Theater of Democracy
Neil Shadle
1990
Mytho-Genesis I: The Search for Twenty-First-Century Mythologies
Ted E. Tollefson
1989
Inventing a Ministry: Reflections on the Life of a Colleague, Charles Vickery (1920–1972)
Carl Seaburg
1989
A Journey Toward Independence: King's Chapel's Transition to Unitarianism
Carl Scovel and Charles C. Forman
1988
What Is Our Gospel and Mission: The Challenge of Liberation Theology for Liberal Religion
Eric Haugan
1987
Myth of the Medical Model
Erwin Gaede
1987
Humanism and the Spirituality of the Future
Koran Arisian
1987
Nuclear Politics after Hiroshima/Nagasaki: UU and Other Responses
Homer A. Jack
1987
Conrad Aiken and T.S. Eliot: Ministers’ Progeny Gone Away (astray)!
Richard Kellaway
1987
The Candle That Carries the Light
Richard Allen
1986
A Time to Stress Unity
Rhys Williams
1986
Liberal Religion: Response to Less
John Nichols
1985
Ritual of Oppression: Anti-Communism and the Liberal Church
Philip Zwerling
1984
Unitarianism in St. Louis 1834-1887: The Life and Times of William Greenleaf Eliot
Earl K. Holt III
1983
The Black Empowerment Controversy and the Unitarian Universalist Association 1967 – 1970
Victor H. Carpenter
1982
The Rise of Unitarianism in Transylvania: The Transition from Protestantism to Unitarianism
Janos Erdo
1981
Emerson's Many-Sided Ministry
J. Frank Schulman
1981
A Prophet Not with Honor: John Priestly
John Ruskin Clark
1980
Icelandic Unitarianism in North America
V. Emil Gudmundson
1980
Vatican II and the New England Way
Joseph A. Bassett
1979
Faith and Story
Charles C. Forman
1978
The Critical Way in Religion: An Answer to the UU Search for Identity
Duncan Howlett
1977
The Utopian Vision and American Liberal Religion: A Dialogue
Doris Hunter
1976
The Christian Resistance in Nazi German
Carl Scovel
1975
History and Development of American Unitarian Association
Virgil Murdoch
1975
Christian Responses to Other Faiths
Harry Hoehler
1974
The Life, Death, and Resurrection of Jesus Christ in American Unitarianism
Prescott B. Wintersteen
1972
Racovia: The Unitarian Search for Community in Sixteenth-Century Poland
Phillip Hewett
1971
American Mystics
Walter Donald Kring
1971
The Response of the Counterculture; How Meaningful Is It?
Donald S. Harrington
1971
The Firestorm of Scientific and Technological Change: Its Effect upon Cult, Culture
Donald S. Harrington
1969
Humanism in the Christian Tradition
John MacLauchlan
1968
Encounter with the World's Faiths
Harry H. Hoehler
1968
Religion and Modern Literature
Wallace Bush
1967
The Human City
Ralph N. Helverson
1966
On the Liberal Ministry
John W. Cyrus
1965
Changing Patterns in the Christian Understanding of Other Religions
George Hunston Williams
1964
That the Light May Not Fail
Jack Mendelsohn
1963
Athens or Jerusalem
Lancelot A. Garrard
1962
Religion in Three Dimensions
Seth R. Brooks
1962
Creativity
Dorothy T. Spoerl
1961
The Natural Power of the Christian Myth
Wallace Robbins
1961
Psychological Aspects of the Religious Life
H. Stewart Carter
1960
Existentialism and Religious Affirmation
John F. Hayward
1959
The Meaning of Depth Psychology for Liberal Religion
Arthur Foote
1959
Jung's Exploration of the Soul
Arthur Foote
1959
The Impact of Freud upon Religion and Morality
Arthur Foote
1959
British Unitarianism, Past, Present, and Future
John Kielty
1958
Man, Myth, and Maturity
Floyd Ross
1958
Worship for the Free Church
Robert T. Weston
1957
The Inward Way
Jacob Trapp
1956
Toward a Doctrine of the Liberal Church
Joseph Barth
1955
Through the Church for a Better World
Dana McLean Greeley
1955
In Personal Social Action
Dana McLean Greeley
1955
In the Parish House
Robert Storer
1955
In the Sanctuary
Robert Storer
1955
Promise of Inner Peace
Malcolm R. Sutherland, Jr.
1955
Possibility of Happiness
Malcolm R. Sutherland, Jr.
1954
Christian Simplicities
Palfrey Perkins
1953
Preacher and Congregation: A Cooperative Enterprise
Frederick May Eliot
1952
The Disciplines of Liberty
Leslie T. Pennington
1951
The Way of Jesus
Charles E. Park
1950
Protestantism and the Patterns of Power
James Luther Adams
1949
Underground Christianity
Alexander St. Ivanyi
1948
Religion and American Culture
Ogden Vogt
1947
Unitarians as Members of a Worshipping Community
Frank O. Holmes
1947
Christianity
Charles E. Park
1946
Jesus, Lord of Life
Alexander Winston
1946
Inclusive Answer
Arthur Foote
1946
Theist's Answer
Harry Meserve
1946
A Vital Question for the Humanist's Answer
J.A.C. Fagginger Auer
1945
Liberal Movement in Religion
Duncan Howlett
1945
The Work of the Unitarian Service Committee at Home
Edward Cahill and Stephen Fritchman
1945
The Work of the Unitarian Service Committee Abroad
Howard Brooks
1945
Religion at War
Joseph H. Giunta
1944
Modern Christianity at Work: In the Suburbs
Norman D. Fletcher
1944
Modern Christianity at Work: In the City
John H. Lathrop
1944
Modern Christianity at Work: In the Country
Earl Davis
1944
Seeking and Finding God
Edwin Slacombe
1943
Struggle for the Mind of America
A. Powell Davies
1943
Religious Element in Contemporary Poetry
Herbert Hitchen
1942
Realistic Courage
Walton E. Cole
UPCOMING 2024 LECTURES

Abolition Theologies: Praying for Liberation

Rev. Jason Lydon
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