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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 12, 2013
Another Reason for the Season
There's a certain Slant of light, Winter Afternoons – That oppresses, like the Heft Of Cathedral...
December 05, 2013
The great Nelson Mandela has died. Peacefully, after a long illness, surrounded by the love...
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....
November 19, 2013
Songs that Save Us
Emma’s Revolution came to New Orleans and offered a workshop focused on singing and songwriting...
November 12, 2013
Anything I can do, We can do better…
“We think that honesty and living in truth are better ways to live than propaganda...
November 02, 2013
The Lights of Diwali, and Also the Dark
Everyone has to make a living somehow. Some weekends, my job has me blessing unions...
October 29, 2013
Messy & Beloved? Yes.
Beloved Community is ever on my mind lately, both who we are and who we...
October 19, 2013
A Garden Prayer
That shrimp plant so determined to be seen poking through the ginger and the fig...
October 17, 2013
Here an Ist, There an Ist, Everywhere an Ist-Ist
The other day I got a subscription offer from a magazine called Free Inquiry, a...
October 12, 2013
Who does your heart break for?
Last month I had the joy of participating in the first Life on Fire un-conference...
October 05, 2013
Beloveds, I believe that we are all in this together – and together, we can...
October 03, 2013
Swimming in the Christian Waters (or: Beware, You May be a Humanist)
Let’s say you find yourself living in, oh, let’s say the United States. It’s a...
September 28, 2013
First, gather friends and family. Together, build a structure with at least three sides. Roof...
September 12, 2013
Who’s In and Who’s Out of Institutions (and the immigrants between)
The British social anthropologist Mary Douglas had this to say about institutions: Inside a...
September 08, 2013
Season of Forgiveness
Reflecting on his experience as a prosecutor at the Nuremberg Trials, the International Military Tribunal...
August 17, 2013
There is an old and often told story of a child walking along a beach,...
August 10, 2013
I had the honor of spending this week with a dozen youth who chose to...
July 29, 2013
Keep the Faith!
In his story of a man with a sneering wife, Sufi master Rumi begins: A...
July 20, 2013
Embodied Justice, Embodied Speech
Beloveds, let us have a common vocabulary. In the midst of the conversation on race...
July 15, 2013
Stand Your Ground
George Zimmerman was acquitted of murdering Trayvon Martin. Apparently he was allowed to “stand his...
July 07, 2013
Weeding Out Racism
I’m a gardener in the upper Midwest, so in July I spend a lot of...
June 29, 2013
Storms and Solidarity
All day Thursday I wore my Standing on the Side of Love t-shirt, through meetings...
June 10, 2013
A People of Promise
We are all in this together, beloveds. All of creation is ultimately and intimately relational....
May 19, 2013
Compassion and Connection
His Holiness the Dalai Lama has graced New Orleans with his presence this weekend. Prayer...
May 11, 2013
Standing in the doorway between the ticket table and the concert last night, the music...
March 30, 2013
There Is No Failure But Not To Try
We do not have to wait until we are perfect to practice our faith. While...
March 14, 2013
Why I am a Unitarian Universalist
At college I found a small group of humanists who called themselves Unitarian Universalists. They...
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