with Dan Hotchkiss

Question: “What do we mean when we say ‘God’?”

Saturday, February 1, 2020      

9:30 to 11:00 a.m. in the Parish Hall

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Of all religious words, none carries a more potent punch than “God.” Many people, if you ask about their religion, say they believe (or don’t believe) in God. But this begs the question: what do we mean when we say “God”? I hope we can explore a variety of God-concepts, so that whether we emerge as theists, atheists, or something else, we’ll feel a bit more deeply the full resonance of our culture’s most widely used religious word.

Future topics:

3/7/2020. What does it mean to be free?

4/4/2020. How can we know what is fair?

5/2/2020. [skipped]

6/6/2020. What does it mean to have faith?

What is Living in the Questions? One Saturday morning most months, Dan Hotchkiss hosts an opportunity to learn and talk about religious questions. Drawing insights from a variety of sources, including art, religious traditions, science, and philosophy, we support and challenge one another in group conversation. You are welcome to attend when you can and skip when you must. If you’re at all interested, please subscribe to the group mailing list. Each month, Dan will send some optional advance reading and a follow-up reflection. The list is open to everyone, even those who don’t attend!

Rev. Dan Hotchkiss — author, workshop leader, coach, and consultant—is well known to leaders of churches and synagogues across North America and readers of A member of the First UU Society of Middleboro, Dan majored in religious studies at Oberlin and graduated from the Harvard Divinity School. Leading Living in the Questions is Dan’s way of returning to some of the basic questions about life, faith, and history that have always fascinated him.


Coming soon:


Hosted by

Carleen Loper, Sandy Smiley & Rev. Sarah Person

If you have been looking for a good place to explore the complexity of race and society, please join us for five sessions of in-depth, guided conversation. In these times, it is as important as ever that we educate ourselves and understand how we might play a role in both the problems and solutions. We will be reading selections from books, watching videos related to the topic, and sharing our own experiences.

Light refreshments will be served.

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