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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 23, 2017
An Antidote to Racial Theatre
Review of Democracy in Black: How Race Still Enslaves the American Soul by Eddie S....
April 14, 2016
Bingo (and Religion) Exists and Is Everywhere About Us
A RELIGIOUS NON-COMBATANT For some reason, when some folks discover I’m a humanist, they seem...
December 03, 2015
Fear, Hope, and Hell In A Hand Basket
I learned to type on a manual typewriter. There’s wasn’t an exclamation point (!) on...
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 10, 2015
Five Reasons to Congregate in a Congregation
Why bother joining a congregation rather than, oh, say, a bowling league? 1. To meet...
April 09, 2015
Reason is Dead; Long Live . . . Advanced Hindsight
JUSTICE IS A SNACK AWAY Justice. It may be a meal best served cold, but...
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...
February 09, 2015
How Do We Interact on the Cyber-Commons?
I bet I’m not the only one whose Facebook page is lighting up right now...
November 18, 2014
Eight Virtues for Generous Living
Patheos generously sent me a copy of The Grace of Yes: Eight Virtues for Generous...
November 13, 2014
Blinding and Beheading: One Path, Many Mountains
"I have been Don Quixote, always creating a world of my own." ~Anais Nin...
November 03, 2014
My daughter is learning to nap. Again. Not on a shoulder or on a lap....
October 13, 2014
Who Do You Listen To?
Who do you let in? These days we have lots of options for who and...
October 09, 2014
Razor Blades and Ebola: Processing Fear
Recently we have had a front row seat to observe low-level panic and smoldering fear....
August 21, 2014
Ferguson: Cynicism and a Smartphone
I have to admit that the recent events in Ferguson, Missouri have triggered mostly cynicism...
July 10, 2014
Eleanor Rigby’s Selfie
We learned from the Beatles that Eleanor Rigby “keeps her face in a jar by...
June 17, 2014
Love is the Boss of Me
Recently an organizer asked for a meeting and I went to pull out my phone...
June 10, 2014
Disappear or Die: Southern Black Trans-Experience
Today we bless Tela La’Raine Love as she prepares for her gender reassignment surgery. ...
January 26, 2014
Worthy to be Entrusted
(Today, I preached at the ordination of a new minister in my denomination, Unitarian Universalism....
January 21, 2014
[More king cakes than you can imagine and only two weeks into Epiphany, I am...
December 05, 2013
Images, Imagination, and Iconoclasts
In 1642, during the British Civil War, Protestant troops of Cromwell’s New Model Army celebrated...
May 25, 2013
It will only be five minutes. A favor. Celebrating women in the month of May...
March 03, 2013
Being and Doing, Work and Spiritual Practice
Last week I attended an interesting conference called Wisdom 2.0, about the convergence of technology...
August 21, 2012
The Mean Season
Like many of you, I am already bemoaning the tone and tenor of the Presidential...
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