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January 31, 2014
What Bowling Taught Me About Patience
A couple of week's ago, on a cold Chicago afternoon, after being cooped up for...
January 30, 2014
A Scream and a Theory: Natural Selection and the Higher Moral Order
Scientific theories do not occur in a vacuum. Like poems or paintings, theories reflect the...
January 26, 2014
Worthy to be Entrusted
(Today, I preached at the ordination of a new minister in my denomination, Unitarian Universalism....
January 16, 2014
A Gift, A Letter, and a Drowning Man: The Legacy of “Letter from Birmingham Jail”
There’s an old Zen story that does like this: Once there was a great...
January 14, 2014
Saving the music, Saving our souls
Much talk is made of gentrification, but I want to take a moment and lift...
January 09, 2014
What A Miracle Is
Once I crossed the Sierra Madres with a bus driver named Arturo who had...
January 07, 2014
Unconditional Love: An Epiphany
Over winter solstice, I watched my father tending to KG, his first grandchild, with unconditional...
January 04, 2014
The Eager Chaplain
Early in ministry, there are skills to be learned. Preaching, counseling, the coffee-hour nod that...
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 17, 2013
For the Beauty of the Earth…
I was walking in City Park with a community organizer this week when suddenly we...
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 10, 2013
The Goal of World Community with Peace, Liberty, and Justice for All
December 10, 2013 “Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable...
December 05, 2013
Images, Imagination, and Iconoclasts
In 1642, during the British Civil War, Protestant troops of Cromwell’s New Model Army celebrated...
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 14, 2013
How Sisyphus Got It Right
I have participated in National Novel Writing Month three times now. I have never reached...
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 01, 2013
The Language of Faith
Last Sunday, while out to lunch with my husband and two young kids, we passed...
October 31, 2013
Run Away! Run Away! Fear and the Problem of Progressivism
Let’s face it, progressives just don’t do fear well. Conservatives go to town with death...
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 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 26, 2013
Seeing, from the Cheap Seats
There are gifts that come of breathing, that come of blood driving through veins, ...
September 08, 2013
Season of Forgiveness
Reflecting on his experience as a prosecutor at the Nuremberg Trials, the International Military Tribunal...
August 24, 2013
Today I am going to try and live into the simplicity and struggle of this...
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