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June 30, 2015
Black Churches Burning White Supremacy Burning
"The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives...
June 25, 2015
Welcome To The Age of Practice
It’s Been a While The first person to doubt. Did she or he doubt because...
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...
June 04, 2015
The Olympics of a Reflective Life
The Nose On Your Face I often find it best to start out by stating...
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 21, 2015
That’s Why They Call It Practice
Sit Down, Kid When I was in my early 20s, I decided to dedicate myself...
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 21, 2015
The Unitarian Universalist (UU) faith has taken the stand that “Advancing the human rights of...
April 16, 2015
What’s in the Way is the Way: Stoicism and the Spaces Between
I sit at the roadside; The driver changes the wheel. I don’t like where I’m...
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...
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....
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 19, 2015
Apocalypse: What Death Cults Really Want
The recent Atlantic article by Graeme Wood, “What Isis Really Wants,” examines the Isis phenomenon...
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 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...
December 25, 2014
The ‘Ol Heave Ho Ho
You’ve seen them spilling off the paved trail into the woods; you’ve seen them in...
December 16, 2014
Don’t Let the Light Go Out
The Feast of Hanukkah, commemorating the rededication of the Temple in particular and the resistance...
December 11, 2014
White Privilege: Kumbaya Won’t Cut It
How Sad A sad fact: Many things that are good for society or the earth itself...
December 09, 2014
A Prayer for Wonder Restored
What does is mean to be a people of wonder? This was the evening’s invitational...
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