Speaker: Reverend Dr. Rob Hardies

Ablaze, But Not Consumed

Rev. Hardies kicks-off his summer residency on island with a sermon about how we maintain spiritual resilience in difficult times—and how we sustain it over the long haul. Drawing lessons from the story of Moses and the Burning Bush, Rev. Hardies will share insights for … read more.

Walden’s Burning with Reverend Rob

In the summer of 1845, Henry David Thoreau moved to a cabin along the shores of Walden Pond. His two-year retreat at Walden helped launch the modern environmental movement. What most people don’t know is that just one year earlier, Thoreau nearly destroyed the very … read more.

A Human Face Can Save Your Life

The Jewish mystic and theologian Martin Buber conceived of human connection as a covenant between I and Thou, between two people relating authentically and humanly. Scientists have since confirmed that such relationships help us lead longer, more fulfilling lives. As we anticipate our return to in-person … read more.

Slings and Arrows

Pain and suffering are an inevitable part of life. None of us can avoid what William Shakespeare called “the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune.” But sometimes we compound our suffering by the way we respond to it, and by the stories we tell ourselves … read more.

Be Who You Are

We spend a lot of time trying to be the person that we or others think we ought to be. What if, instead, we accepted ourselves for who we are and followed our life’s calling?

Do What You Can

We can sometimes be overwhelmed by the amount of work it will take to build a more just and equitable world. Don’t be overwhelmed. Instead, begin where you are and do what you can. The longest journey begins with a single step.