Archives for August 2008

This World vs. The Otherworld

I’m a semi-regular commenter on the Dallas Morning News Religion Blog, and one of the things I frequently criticize about orthodox religion is its lack of this-world relevancy. Baptists make a big deal about biblical inerrancy, Catholics make a big deal about being the one true church and none of that matters much to the [Read More…]

trudging along

I can’t say I’ve made any great spiritual progress this week, but a leaky roof and squirrels in the attic have kept me out of bed. Sometimes focusing on putting one mundane foot in front of the other is all I can do… but sometimes it’s enough. I need to re-read my own blog entries. [Read More…]

physician, heal thyself

I said I didn’t want this blog to turn into a place for personal venting, but right now I am so frustrated I could scream, or throw something, or go back to bed. Unfortunately, I have a full calendar at work, so I’ll be choosing “none of the above.” Which just makes me that much [Read More…]

Experience, Belief, and Practice

Over the past few years, I’ve done a fair amount of reading on history, anthropology, and psychology – all with the goal of trying to understand how religion began. I suppose that’s the universalist in me: I do think the many varied religions of our world began through the same process, although obviously their details [Read More…]

the service after

The service at Denton UU was led by Scottie McIntyre Johnson, who’s beginning her third year of seminary at Perkins at SMU. It was perfect – appropriate and reassuring. You can read her sermon here: And in Knoxville, Tennessee Valley UU held a rededication service. A local TV station broadcast it live, and archived [Read More…]