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Why You Should Give Yourself Permission for Self-Care: Cautionary Tales from UU History
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July 22, 2015
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June 09, 2015
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December 22, 2014
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My favorite season is summer, but I aspire to love the winter. Winter and I are...
August 28, 2014
Eve Was Framed, the Serpent Was Right!
On August 13, 1971, the cover of LIFE Magazine featured an image of two women...
June 23, 2014
“Bringing the Spiritual to Its Senses”
Incense fills the nostrils of a Krishna devotee in a temple in Vrindavan, India, letting...
February 17, 2014
“Atheism for Lent”: The Spiritual Practice of Doubt
A few months ago, I wrote a post on “Poetically Dwelling on the Earth as...
January 27, 2014
Why Jung Threw the Yijing (or I Ching) and Why Might You?
This year the Chinese New Year will begin on what we call January 31st on...
October 30, 2013
Pagan Reflections on the Season of Samhain: Speaking to the Spark within the Darkness
Yesterday, I posted on Scarred, Scared, and Sacred: Spiritual Practices for the Fall Triduum of...
October 29, 2013
Scarred, Scared, and Sacred: Spiritual Practices for the Fall Triduum of Halloween, Samhain, and All Souls Day
Can you feel the Wheel of the Year turning? Can you feel fall in the...
September 26, 2013
Water Communion and David Foster Wallace’s “This Is Water”
David Foster Wallace (1962 - 2008) is perhaps best know for his 1996 postmodern novel...
August 06, 2013
How to Respond to Hard Religious Questions from Your Kids
Note: This article is a guest post from Lora Powell-Haney, the Director of Religious Education...
June 18, 2013
The Sacred Masculine
Most of us, irrespective of our biological sex, have some masculine aspects of ourselves, as...
June 09, 2013
Living the Bhagavad Gita
They live in wisdom who see themselves in all and all in them, who have...
May 09, 2013
Poetically Dwelling on the Earth as a Mortal
I am a religious skeptic. I don’t believe in Yahweh, Allah, Krishna, or Ogun; nor...
May 06, 2013
Pragmatic Buddhism, Westernized Dharma, 21st-century Sangha
When I was about fifteen years old, I accidentally ran into some of the classic...
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Wendell Berry, Climate Change, and Earth Breathing
Wendell Berry is the author of more than fifty books of poetry, fiction, and essays,...
December 23, 2012
Blue Christmas: When Your Days Aren’t Merry and Bright
In my family mourning was not done publicly. Therefore, I, as a child, assumed it...
December 10, 2012
Can You Feel the Wheel of the Year Turning? A Spirituality of Winter
Can you feel the “Wheel of the Year” turning? In this season of each day...
September 10, 2012
Water Communion: “A River Runs through It”
Like many fly fishermen in western Montana where the summer days are almost Arctic in...
August 13, 2012
The First Source: Direct Experience
In 1962, only a couple of years after I was born, pollsters found that 2%...
July 04, 2012
How To Lead a Congregational Discernment Process
Discernment was a major emphasis of my spiritual direction training at San Francisco Theological Seminary....
May 10, 2012
Highlights from “Children, Youth & a New Kind of Christianity”
This past week I had the privilege of attending a conference focused on the future...
May 02, 2012
Do You Believe in Miracles?
(E. Kent Rogers, 12 Miracles of Spiritual Growth: A Path of Healing from the Gospels,...
April 02, 2012
Individuation, The Beatles, and the Journey to Wholeness
Note: This post is part of our Lenten study of Joyce Rockwood Hudson's book Natural...
March 30, 2012
Jungian Spirituality: A Sermon Series Retrospective
For Lent, I preached a five-part series on Jungian Spirituality, based on Joyce Rockwood Hudson's book...
March 30, 2012
“Practice Resurrection”: Progressive Christian Theology for Easter
As Easter approaches, I invite you to consider that we should worry less about what...
March 28, 2012
Praying with Flannery O’Connor
UPS just delivered my copy of the new Flannery O'Connor prayer book, published by Paraclete...
March 27, 2012
A Guide to Firsthand Experience with God
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