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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...
October 12, 2013
Building the Beloved Community: Anti-racism and Multiculturalism in a Local Congregation
Blackmail, blacklist, black mark. Black Monday, black mood, black-hearted. Black plague, black mass, black market...
September 30, 2013
Interspirituality: Experiencing the Heart of the World’s Religions
I believe the future of religion is a spirituality that is interfaith at its core........
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...
September 10, 2013
Building Your Own Theology
My last post on "Unitarian Universalism in 30 Seconds: Developing Your UU Elevator Speech" ended...
September 09, 2013
Unitarian Universalism in 30 Seconds: Developing Your UU Elevator Speech
What is Unitarian Universalism? What do UUs believe? Those are questions that most Unitarian Universalists...
August 26, 2013
Why “Spiritual And Religious” Is More Radical Than “Spiritual But Not Religious”
Almost two years ago Lillian Daniel, the Senior Minister of First Congregational Church of Glen Ellyn,...
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...
July 28, 2013
Embracing Pluralism, Building Bridges, and “Common Action for the Common Good”
“I am large, I contain multitudes.” (Walt Whitman) “Start a huge, foolish project, like Noah.”...
July 15, 2013
Conscience, Civil Disobedience, and Holy Obedience
In 1973, Gene Sharp, who is now in his 80s, published a trilogy of books...
July 11, 2013
“Who’s In Charge Here?”: The Dance between Shared Ministry and Authority
Unitarian Universalists are heirs to a proud tradition of heretics bucking unjust authority. As in...
June 22, 2013
“Standing Your Sacred Ground”: Highlights from Eboo Patel’s Ware Lecture
Yesterday was the second full day of this year’s annual Unitarian Universalist Association General Assembly....
June 21, 2013
How to Motivate Members of Your Congregation to Do More
At each year's Unitarian Universalist Association annual General Assembly (GA), multiple official events happen concurrently...
June 18, 2013
Spiritual and Religious: Highlights from Lillian Daniel among the UUs
Lillian Daniel is the author of the new book When "Spiritual but Not Religious" Is...
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...
April 22, 2013
Wendell Berry, Climate Change, and Earth Breathing
Wendell Berry is the author of more than fifty books of poetry, fiction, and essays,...
April 08, 2013
Did You Just Send That Woman To a Church To Get Help with an Abortion?
Today, in the year 2013, when we reflect on what it means to talk about...
April 01, 2013
There’s a man I’d like to tell you about — a man named Hermann Gunkel....
March 21, 2013
What Is Our Conveyer Belt? Stages of Faith
This post's title (“What Is Our Conveyer Belt?”) is a reference to a chapter in...
March 11, 2013
Preventing Gun Violence
Consider the following sampling of gun violence in the U.S., drawn only from the weekend...
March 04, 2013
Why Is There Something Instead of Nothing?
Does the universe have a purpose? I am not sure. Anyone who expresses a more...
March 01, 2013
Another World Is Possible: Repealing the Death Penalty
Inconsistency: Since 1978, less than 1% of Maryland’s 13,000+ murders resulted in a death sentence....
February 19, 2013
Zero Dark Thirty: Torture, Disavowal, and the Oscars
This is what should be done by those who are skilled in goodness, and who...
February 13, 2013
Giving Up Lent (for Lent?!)
One of the most interesting parts of my transition from being a pastor in a...
January 29, 2013
A Single Garment of Destiny: MLK and Savoring the Victories for the Dream Act and Marriage Equality
The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick, Maryland, where I am the minister, recently hosted a...
January 28, 2013
The Stories We Choose to Tell Matter: Highlights from Unitarian Universalist History
Unitarian Universalists may not believe, with Henry Ford, that history is bunk, but many probably...
January 25, 2013
A Whirlwind Tour of Liberal Religious History: Compilation
This post is a compilation of my five post series on Unitarian Universalist history in...
January 25, 2013
A Whirlwind Tour of Liberal Religious History: Major Developments in Unitarian Universalism
This post is the final entry in a five-part series on Unitarian Universalist history in...
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 18, 2012
A Whirlwind Tour of Liberal Religious History: Unitarian Expansion and Transformation
This post is the fourth in a series of at least five posts on Unitarian...
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