The Reverend John F. Hudson is Senior Pastor of the Pilgrim Church, United Church of Christ, in Sherborn, Massachusetts (pilgrimsherborn.org). He blogs at sherbornpastor.blogspot.com and has been a Resident Scholar at the Collegeville Institute. For twenty-five years he was a columnist whose essays appeared in newspapers throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island. He is at work on a memoir about sobriety, faith and twelve step spirituality. He has served churches in New England since 1989.