Religion: 'Tones of Thunder

Last week in Oklahoma City Rev. Homer Lewis Sheffer told his congregation at First Unitarian Church that he was resigning, to accept a call from the First Unitarian Society of Spokane. Wash. "I assure you," said Pastor Sheffer crisply from his pulpit, "that there have been no pious conversations with the Almighty. Other opportunities have come to me but I have turned them down. This time I cannot do so. . . ."

For seven years freckle-faced, red-headed Pastor Sheffer, 44, had been in Oklahoma City. Although Unitarianism is far from strong in...

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