An award winning preacher, scholar and social justice organizer, I am currently working on my doctorate at Harvard University where I am studying the relationship between theology and populism. I serve as the contract minister of the First Parish Church, Ashby, Unitarian Universalist, where I preach twice a month. Other Sundays, I can be found at the First Parish of Cambridge, where my son attends religious education and I am a member, or preaching at congregations around the country. In recent years I have offered sermons to some of the largest and best known Unitarian Universalist or liberal Protestant congregations in the United States, including: Unity Temple (Oak Park, IL), First Unitarian Church of Dallas, First Unitarian Church of Providence, and Harvard Memorial Church. My research has been supported by the American Studies program of Harvard University, a Harvard Merit Term-Time Fellowship, a Frederick Kettner Scholarship from the Biosophical Institute, the Fund for Nurturing Unitarian Universalist Scholarship, multiple Joseph Sumner Smith Scholarships, the Joseph Gittler Fund for Religion and Ethics, the Institute for Anarchist Studies, the Unitarian Universalist Association, and the Center for American Political Studies. Prior to returning to academia I served as a parish minister for six years. I am on the Boards of James Luther Adams Foundation and the Unitarian Universalist History and Heritage Society. I am also the author of two religious education curriculums and close to three dozen published essays, articles, book chapters and poems. My brother is the painter Jorin Bossen.

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