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Matthew Potts

Across the Threshold

March 27, 2022
"Love doesn't turn away. Love doesn't sit still. And it doesn't stop trying to welcome the disinherited home. It gets up, and it goes," said the The Reverend Matthew Ichihashi Potts, PhD, Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church, HDS Plummer Professor of Christian Morals, during a sermon at the Memorial Church.
Matthew Potts

'The Past is Never Dead'

March 23, 2022

The Reverend Matthew Ichihashi Potts, Plummer Professor of Christian Morals at HDS, and Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church, delivered the following remarks at Morning Prayers in Harvard's Memorial Church on March 23, 2022.

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Garden Blessing

HDS Program Aims to Create New Spaces for the Spiritually Marginalized

March 22, 2022

Historically, professional organizations in the study of religion have ignored the experiences and practices of marginal and new religious movements. The new Program for the Evolution of Spirituality (PES) at Harvard Divinity School is working to ameliorate the marginalization of these spiritual movements through associated courses, ongoing colloquia, and conferences that center the experiences and practices of marginal spiritual communities.... Read more about HDS Program Aims to Create New Spaces for the Spiritually Marginalized

Rev. Dr. Monica Sanford, HDS Assistant Dean for Multireligious Ministry

'The Work of a Life': Cultivating Contemplative Practice with Rev. Dr. Monica Sanford

March 18, 2022

How a once "bad meditator" became a Buddhist chaplain now offering spiritual care to those in distress and to minority religion students at Harvard Divinity School

For Rev. Dr. Monica Sanford, contemplative practice has never looked like meditating on a cushion. Discovering what it does look like for her personally and vocationally has been a lifelong journey. Recently appointed as Harvard Divinity School’s Assistant Dean for Multireligious Ministry,...

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Matthew Potts

Today, Tomorrow, and the Next Day

March 13, 2022
'"Today, tomorrow, and the next day I finish my work," Jesus says, but the work continues. It remains unfinished because it has been left to us, to you, and to me, to this church, to our today, and our tomorrow, and all our days to come. It has been left to us as our commission and our gift and our work, both to accept and to accomplish," said the The Reverend Matthew Ichihashi Potts, PhD, Pusey Minister in the Memorial Church, HDS Plummer Professor of Christian Morals, during a sermon at the Memorial Church.

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