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My hope is that through this writing, I have an avenue to share with my friends, my community and the world at large, my passion for a just, humane and progressive world where every view is welcome at the table. The views expressed here are entirely my own and do not represent any organization for which I work or with which I am associated.
ADAM LAWRENCE DYER centers his ministry around a passion for the physical body as a theological and cultural expression of spirituality. Whether it is fitness, race and ethnicity, ability, sex, sexuality, size, gender identity or how we are part of the living planet, Adam believes that any spiritual practice or awareness must include the tool that we were given to to experience this life on earth: the human body.
Adam is the Lead Minister at First Parish in Cambridge (Unitarian Universalist). He is a graduate of Princeton University and the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, CA. While at the Graduate Theological Union, he taught a semester long course “In Your Hands: Spirituality, Language and Ethics of Touch” as part of the Hilda Mason Fellowship at Starr King School for the Ministry. His first book of poetry “Love Beyond God” was published in 2016 by Skinner House Books and you can learn about it HERE.
Over a 30 year professional career, Adam’s passion for wellness and fitness has been seen in his work as a personal trainer and as a massage therapist. He is frequently recognized as a featured cast member of the P90x fitness videos with Tony Horton. In addition to wellness Adam is an accomplished vocal artist and dancer and appeared in the original Broadway company of Ragtime, the Musical and the national tour of Martin Guerre.
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Congratulations on your blog, Adam! I look forward to reading. 🙂
Hello Adam — I saw a great comment you made in response to this article (August 2013; http://sojo.net/magazine/2013/08/why-are-white-people-so-mean). Great phrase you offered: “Let’s call it what it is…cultural meanness.” Glad you left a link to your blog, which I like.
BTW, I am an African-American female, heterosexual who supports gay rights. Best wishes in your ministry efforts.
You are a marvelous writer and spirit soul. I just wanted to let you know that your Letter To Bobby Banas was most excellent and made my day. Happy 2014
I enjoyed meeting you last night, Adam. Your spirit and abilities will be a great asset to our congregation. I look forward to working with you.
Hi Adam.I discovered your blog because a blogger who reblogged your Ferguson post commented on my Ferguson post and I followed the link. So glad I did.
Our blogging is entirely different, but we have quite a few interests in common. I care about all of these issues you’re talking about here. I have a theory that all inequality is related. I have a Feminism project that I collaborate with other bloggers on. I follow the marriage equality struggle and help where I can. I care deeply about racism and economic inequality. I can’t blog about that stuff as much as I’d like, because I’m a pop culture and social media blogger mostly. But I do care. I’m always looking for safe places to talk about those issues, and I share when I think it will do some good.
Publicly, I am a secular person because that’s the easiest way to neutralize the potential for conflict that comes with talking about religion on public media, and I do not support any religious organization. But my values are Christian. I know my Bible (and several other sacred texts). I love talking to people of different faiths and denominations. I’m a believer in Nonviolence with a capital “N.”
Adam, Your presentation and poetry at the Wild Goose FEstival last weekend was inspiring. I look forward to your book!
Thank you! I will be posting more poetry throughout the year here so keep following! It was so much fun to present as well…I can’t wait to get back to Wild Goose! 🙂
Hello Adam, This looks like a great website and opportunity to learn and experience new ideas and thoughts.