A sermon by the Rev. Dr. Robert M. Hardies. Delivered by the Rev. Jim McKinley

This year, Rev. Rob Hardies immersed himself in Thoreau’s life and writings and surfaced in June with an especially insightful sermon which he graciously agreed for me to share.

“Henry David Thoreau’s “Civil Disobedience”—his ode to the prophetic power of conscience—inspired both Gandhi and Dr. King. Thoreau’s life and writings offer many lessons on the persistence and courage that love requires in difficult times. As we mark Thoreau’s 200th birthday, we may discover that he is more relevant in the Age of Trump than ever before.”  (October is Gandhi’s birth month.)