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May 18, 2017
I’m an Atheist! Now What?
As I mentioned in my last blog post, unlike progressive traditions such as the United...
April 04, 2017
In the Name of Love
There has been a lot to process in the Unitarian Universalist world over the past...
March 09, 2017
Bad Theology=Bad Politics
I hear an undercurrent of assumption in much of the current liberal rhetoric—a mythology that...
December 22, 2016
Happy Holidays From the Cruel Optimisms
Isn’t it just a tad too ironic that one of the US national icons is...
October 27, 2016
Mulligan Stew, Truth, and Worldviews
In the early twentieth century the activist Rosa Luxemburg wrote, “The most revolutionary act is...
October 20, 2016
True confession: I understand Trump voters. I come from that place. We’re the same people...
September 29, 2016
The War of Positions and Communities of Resistance
Antonio Gramsci was an early twentieth-century neo-Marxist who died in the 1930s as a result...
September 27, 2016
How Can You Say You Love Me?
The Rabbi Jeffrey Summit [of Tufts Hillel] tells a Hasidic story of the rabbi who...
September 08, 2016
Sharing in the Anthropocene
My ethics in terms of economics comes from the first of the Humanist Manifestos: “Humanists...
July 21, 2016
When Hope Seems Silly
The life that no longer trusts another human being and no longer forms ties to...
July 14, 2016
Aesop and the Story After Dallas
One of Aesop’s Fables goes like this: Lion once went once hunting with Fox, Jackal,...
July 12, 2016
Black Lives Matter more than White Fear
Black Lives Matter. Black Lives Matter. In Louisiana In Minnesota In Texas Black Lives Matter....
June 30, 2016
Beyond the Congeries of Banks: Finding a Moral Center
After the September 1938 Munich Pact with which the European democracies ceded territory to Nazi...
June 28, 2016
You should start a meme, they said…
June 16, 2016
Swing Vote in the Bitter Election: Reflections on Orlando
The recent massacre in the gay nightclub Pulse in Orlando, Florida is unfortunately an example...
June 09, 2016
No Gods, No Masters, and the Humanist Way of Thinking
Humanism developed in late Medieval Christianity, but moved on. European humanism reached high points in...
June 07, 2016
On Outrage and Douchebags
Social media is great for so many things—staying in touch with distant friends and family,...
May 18, 2016
Explicitly Black UU Healing Spaces: Spiritual Compassion Practice at GA 2016
[A note of gratitude and a heart full of appreciation to the Rev. Carlton Elliot...
April 28, 2016
Getting Real With Church (or: More Questions Than Answers)
In a recent blog post by marketing entrepreneur Seth Godin called “Supply and Demand” Godin...
April 12, 2016
A spiritual responsibility for a moral tomorrow
In case the not so subtle nuances and coded language around race and class that are...
April 05, 2016
Letter to the Editor
Louisiana is the most incarcerated place in the world. Let's truly sit with that for...
March 22, 2016
Holy Work in this Holy Week
As the Christian world grieves and celebrates the Passion of Christ during this Holy Week,...
January 28, 2016
A Shared Life in a Shared World: #Humanist Economics
Grim Numbers Rising economic inequality. We live in a world in which sixty two human...
December 29, 2015
Instructions for the New Year
Beloveds, as we prepare for the new year, I invite you to take a deep...
December 01, 2015
While many people in this country go to work and get paid, social change workers...
October 21, 2015
Things that get in the way
I often tell the story of the time my Chaplain Supervisor told me, “Deanna, I...
October 08, 2015
Putting First Things First: Congregations of Philosophers
In 1931 the Humanist Unitarian minister Curtis Reese looked into his crystal ball and wrote...
September 17, 2015
Mansplaining, Whitesplaning, and the Power of Listening
Totally unprepared are you To face a world of men Timid and shy and scared...
September 15, 2015
In this time of intense polarization
I cannot help but to wonder:
September 01, 2015
And Still We Rise
The poet Mark Nepo writes that when “we find ourselves in an emergency at night,...
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