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Sermon: What Is the Good of History?

Speaker: Dan Carter

Most of us are familiar with George Santayana’s famous aphorism:  "Those who do not learn history are doomed to repeat it” and we all tend to assume that we learn useful lessons from a study of the past, our personal life story as well as our “official” history as a culture and society.   In reality, history may sometimes rhyme (as Mark Twain observed), but it seldom repeats itself and it is certainly not a reliable roadmap for the future.  So what is the “good” of history?   Perhaps, just perhaps, an honest exploration of our past can do more than reclaim fragments of how we have lived:  it can remind us of how we ought to live.

Services at 9:30 and 11:00; social time with coffee in between at 10:30 am.


Earlier Event: June 11
Living Wage Coalition
Later Event: June 15
Mindfulness Community