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August 10, 2017
On the Suppression of Knowledge
This week a New York Times headline reads “Scientists Fear Trump Will Dismiss Climate Change...
June 01, 2017
So, apparently the current administration has pulled out of the Paris climate accord because they...
February 09, 2017
The True Origin Story
February 12th is the 208th birthday of Charles Darwin. In celebration, I want to look...
January 26, 2017
Alternative Facts and Reason in Religion
There are no alternative facts. There are alternative theories when we don't know the...
November 17, 2016
Help me think this through, people. On the one hand, there are folks—good, honorable folks—who...
November 03, 2016
Social Gospel 2.0: Public Theology and #StandingWithStandingRock
#MoralMonday, #MoralRevival, and #StandingWithStandingRock have ushered in a new day for public theology. Religions can...
September 27, 2016
How Can You Say You Love Me?
The Rabbi Jeffrey Summit [of Tufts Hillel] tells a Hasidic story of the rabbi who...
September 08, 2016
Sharing in the Anthropocene
My ethics in terms of economics comes from the first of the Humanist Manifestos: “Humanists...
June 28, 2016
You should start a meme, they said…
June 09, 2016
No Gods, No Masters, and the Humanist Way of Thinking
Humanism developed in late Medieval Christianity, but moved on. European humanism reached high points in...
April 12, 2016
A spiritual responsibility for a moral tomorrow
In case the not so subtle nuances and coded language around race and class that are...
March 22, 2016
Holy Work in this Holy Week
As the Christian world grieves and celebrates the Passion of Christ during this Holy Week,...
December 31, 2015
Redefining #Religion: You Might Be a Religious Naturalist
The Dictionary of Philosophy and Religion defines religion this way: From the Latin relegare...
December 29, 2015
Instructions for the New Year
Beloveds, as we prepare for the new year, I invite you to take a deep...
November 24, 2015
“The one most frequently repeated command in the Bible is not “love your neighbor,” but...
November 10, 2015
People Who Have Come ALIVE!
What makes you come alive my friend? This week I grateful to bear witness to...
October 21, 2015
Things that get in the way
I often tell the story of the time my Chaplain Supervisor told me, “Deanna, I...
September 15, 2015
In this time of intense polarization
I cannot help but to wonder:
September 01, 2015
And Still We Rise
The poet Mark Nepo writes that when “we find ourselves in an emergency at night,...
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...
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...
June 30, 2015
Black Churches Burning White Supremacy Burning
"The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives...
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...
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 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....
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...
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