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August 25, 2015
As we re-member, a love note to NOLA and to life
This is a love note to my people, to friends and family and strangers who...
August 13, 2015
Some Basics About #Humanism
Definition: Humanism is an evidence-based value system dedicated to freedom of thought and the promotion...
August 06, 2015
On the Right to Take Up Space
(homily for a prayer vigil for those murdered at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Charleston,...
July 28, 2015
BLACK LIVES MATTER
“BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the 2015 General Assembly recognizes that the fight for civil...
July 14, 2015
It’s a Both/And kind of world
There is a lot of either/or thinking in the common narrative today...and I think the world is...
July 02, 2015
Black Churches, Black Lives, the Legacy of Whiteness
Nation Building The United States government has failed at nation-building and democracy-creating more often than...
June 18, 2015
News Flash: Banana Cream Pie Eats Planet
Time Share Proposition: The Earth is a time-share condo. Like a time-share condo, each of...
June 16, 2015
After years filled with state sanctioned violence and murder against people of color, the #BlackLivesMatter...
June 09, 2015
Anti-racism is essential for social change movements
From criminal justice majors at a university in Iowa, to Unitarian Universalist youth groups from...
May 07, 2015
Hate and Homo Sapiens
STAR LOG Had space aliens stopped by planet Earth a hundred thousand years ago, as...
April 30, 2015
#Baltimore and the Failure of Human Flourishing
HONESTY DOESN’T RULE Huffington Post called the president’s remarks on the Baltimore uprising “the most...
April 23, 2015
My Tribe by Alberto Blanco: A Way to Belong
In celebration of National Poetry Month, a translation from the great Mexican poet Alberto Blanco....
April 21, 2015
The Unitarian Universalist (UU) faith has taken the stand that “Advancing the human rights of...
March 12, 2015
Humanism and a Theology of Liberation (Without Strangling Priests)
Humanism does not require the death of God. All it requires is the affirmation of...
March 05, 2015
Selma Plus Fifty: Time For an Eight-Lane Bridge
WHERE ONLY BLACK MEN JAYWALK We are rightly celebrating the bravery of people—both the famous...
February 19, 2015
Apocalypse: What Death Cults Really Want
The recent Atlantic article by Graeme Wood, “What Isis Really Wants,” examines the Isis phenomenon...
February 12, 2015
Greenery Without People: The Future of Post-Religious Community
I don’t get it about the natural world. Like, greenery, without people in it, is...
January 22, 2015
Selma: Death of a Meta-narrative
OK, I admit it—I love it when postmodernism calls it right. And the screeches and...
January 13, 2015
As the movement builds, let us remember
I learned in school that the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had a dream....
January 08, 2015
Covenant: Broken Promises, Dumb Ideas, and Ways Forward
Captain, We're Out of Beer! When those adventurers we now call the Pilgrims realized they...
January 01, 2015
Religion: It’s What You Do
Seriously, No Joke Have you ever noticed how pointless it is to ask someone, “What’s...
December 16, 2014
Don’t Let the Light Go Out
The Feast of Hanukkah, commemorating the rededication of the Temple in particular and the resistance...
December 11, 2014
White Privilege: Kumbaya Won’t Cut It
How Sad A sad fact: Many things that are good for society or the earth itself...
December 04, 2014
Could That “Riot” Be an Uprising?
Let’s face it, the last several days have been hard on White Power. Despite a...
November 27, 2014
On this #Ferguson #Thanksgiving, America:—What’s Your Mission Statement?
The British novelist Charles Dickens toured the US in the early 1840s. Dickens was considerably...
November 25, 2014
“the war against dehumanization is ceaseless”
"They have treated the wound of my people carelessly, saying, “Peace, peace,” when there is...
November 20, 2014
Subjectivity, Existence, and the Stories We Tell Ourselves
All of us are born into a world we do not understand. All human beings...
November 18, 2014
Eight Virtues for Generous Living
Patheos generously sent me a copy of The Grace of Yes: Eight Virtues for Generous...
November 11, 2014
In Flanders Fields by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae (1915) In Flanders fields the poppies blow...
November 06, 2014
Justice, Elections, and Whiteness
Brits By the Boatload When that boatload of Brits showed up in Massachusetts, they quite...
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