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November 04, 2014
Election Day, November 4, 2014
Today is the day, friends. The day to VOTE. This is the day when we...
October 16, 2014
Where Is the I in Me? Emotions, Self and Soul
A child falls down and begins screaming. It’s common. You did it as a child....
October 14, 2014
Companions on the journey
“May beauty and passion and compassion be our companions. May we be fully alive. Amen.”...
September 25, 2014
The Open and Shut (?) Case on Religious Thinking and Cognitive Closure
It isn’t news that there’s an inverse relation between religious piety and innovative thought. Religion...
September 18, 2014
A Touch of Nature Makes the Whole World Kin: So What’s Our Excuse? (A Humanist “Theology” of Radical Welcome)
Mystical and Scientific The author of the Gospel of Matthew reports Jesus saying, “If you...
September 11, 2014
It’s always 9/11 Now: Porous, Buffered, and the Search for Authentic
Authenticity or Bust From the First Great Awakening of the 1740s that energized the North...
September 09, 2014
The Courage for Compassion
Even After All this time The sun never says to the earth, “You owe Me.”...
September 02, 2014
When in doubt, choose the side of Compassion
The Thursday following the fundamentalist disruption of worship service at First Unitarian Universalist Church of...
August 21, 2014
Ferguson: Cynicism and a Smartphone
I have to admit that the recent events in Ferguson, Missouri have triggered mostly cynicism...
July 22, 2014
Circle Round for Freedom
The opposite of liberal religion is not conservative religion. It is fundamentalism – the deep...
May 26, 2014
What is a “weekend,” exactly?
"Have a nice weekend," people say to each other in passing. Yet fewer and fewer...
April 22, 2014
Earth Day Notes from New Orleans
Last week the Center hosted two groups of youth, one primarily people of color, one...
April 08, 2014
How You Makin’ It?
Food for thought on a very busy week: Living Wage Calculation for New Orleans city,...
April 03, 2014
A Semi-Private Idaho and Life in the Goldilocks Zone
Living in your own private Idaho underground like a wild potato The B52s You’ve...
April 01, 2014
Women with a Vision – and a Voice!
Lately I’ve been struggling with the language of the non-profit world: “giving people a...
March 11, 2014
Environmental Justice struggles with a news cycle that may report a disaster, may revisit on...
March 06, 2014
Nature, Nurture, Murder: The Lessons of the Eugenics Craze
In the world of super heroes, it’s called an “origin story,” that trauma that led...
February 25, 2014
It’s Carnival Time!
Al “Carnival Time” Johnson sings “it’s Carnival Time and everybody’s havin’ fun…” The twitter feed,...
February 18, 2014
“By not finding Dunn guilty of murder, the jury could not unanimously conclude that one...
February 06, 2014
Apocalypse Never (and what we can do about it)
I grew up in the Pentecostal church. When I was ten, I knew just how...
January 30, 2014
A Scream and a Theory: Natural Selection and the Higher Moral Order
Scientific theories do not occur in a vacuum. Like poems or paintings, theories reflect the...
January 23, 2014
Flying Over the Squares (for small farmers)
The little towns in their squares light up, as do the scattered lights of farmyards...
January 21, 2014
[More king cakes than you can imagine and only two weeks into Epiphany, I am...
January 16, 2014
A Gift, A Letter, and a Drowning Man: The Legacy of “Letter from Birmingham Jail”
There’s an old Zen story that does like this: Once there was a great...
January 14, 2014
Saving the music, Saving our souls
Much talk is made of gentrification, but I want to take a moment and lift...
January 09, 2014
What A Miracle Is
Once I crossed the Sierra Madres with a bus driver named Arturo who had...
January 02, 2014
Sometimes It Takes A Lie
Sometimes it takes a lie to keep a religion. "It's merely a game," they told...
December 24, 2013
Joy to the World!
As the Community Minister for the Greater New Orleans Unitarian Universalists, I spend a lot...
December 03, 2013
Planned Parenthood of Louisiana hosted a screening of deepsouth last night in honor of World...
November 28, 2013
Tornados, Typhoons, and Straw Dogs: Giving Thanks With Some Thinking
Thanksgiving American style. The day declared a national holiday for the purpose of giving thanks....
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