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July 23, 2015
Informed Eclecticism: Why Unitarian Universalism Needs Wing Nuts
The Very Hungry Syncretism Orthodox Unitarian Universalism is syncretic, in theologian-lingo. In philosophy and the...
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 09, 2015
Unitarian Humanism, That Peculiar Animal
Integrity. The word comes from the Latin, integer, “intact.” Related words include integer, a “whole...
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 30, 2015
Black Churches Burning White Supremacy Burning
"The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives...
June 20, 2015
Racism 101 for White People
This past week's terrorist act at Mother Emanuel AME in Charleston, South Carolina, has shaken...
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 11, 2015
The Myth of Science Versus Religion
Getting the Metaphor Right It was the German writer Heinrich Heine who imagined a battle...
May 28, 2015
Religion American Style (and the Church of Crazy)
Off the Boat and Out of the Box Let’s face it, the United States has...
May 14, 2015
The Wrath of Pew and the Road to Character
Schadenfreude No More Another Pew poll showing another major decline in church attendance appeared this...
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...
April 02, 2015
#RFRA, Soapy Cilantro, and Tasty Gods
(Or: A Little Demonstration of What Religious Freedom Looks Like) POLARIZATION Cilantro. It’s a polarizing...
March 26, 2015
Religious Arguments: Where Are the Grownups?
RABBITS In November of 1726 news reached London that a physician had assisted a woman...
March 19, 2015
The Transient, the Permanent, and the Stitching Horse: What Remains True in Religions
When I was a kid, I loved wandering in the barn on my grandfather’s farm....
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 10, 2015
Closing the Faith Gap – Restoring the Voting Rights Act of 1965
“We all have two religions: the religion we talk about and the religion we live....
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 26, 2015
Religious Humanism: What Was Old is New Again
Church Attendance Free Fall The Barna Group, a research group that keeps up with trends...
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...
January 29, 2015
The Bigness of our Littleness: Humanism and Individualism
Late in his life the philosopher Richard Rorty—well known to be an atheist—was asked...
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 20, 2015
Guest Blogger: Rev. Paul Beedle: Reflections: Selma
Today we welcome the Reverend Paul Beedle, parish minister for First Unitarian Universalist Church of...
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...
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