Sermon delivered by Rev. John Bueherns on Febrary 27, 2011. John Buehrens served as President of the Unitarian Universalist Association from 1993 to 2001. He is the author of Understanding the Bible: An Introduction for Skeptics, Seekers, and Religious Liberals; and co-author (with Forrest Church) of A Chosen Faith: An Introduction to Unitarian Universalism and (with Rebecca Parker) of A House for Hope: The Promise of Progressive Religion in the 21st Century. His latest book, Universalists and Unitarians in America: A People's History, will be published in April. Minister of First Parish in Needham, Massachusetts, since 2002, he is a member of the adjunct faculty at Harvard Divinity School, a trustee of Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, and national co-chair of Freedom to Marry (www.freedomtomarry.org). John can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.