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April 04, 2017
In the Name of Love
There has been a lot to process in the Unitarian Universalist world over the past...
March 09, 2017
Bad Theology=Bad Politics
I hear an undercurrent of assumption in much of the current liberal rhetoric—a mythology that...
February 01, 2017
Circles of Concern: How to Talk Politics
The bad news is…well, there’s a hell of a lot of it. But the good...
December 06, 2016
It has been over two decades now, but I still remember being assigned A Feminist...
November 17, 2016
Help me think this through, people. On the one hand, there are folks—good, honorable folks—who...
July 14, 2016
Aesop and the Story After Dallas
One of Aesop’s Fables goes like this: Lion once went once hunting with Fox, Jackal,...
June 28, 2016
You should start a meme, they said…
June 16, 2016
Orlando: God herself Is Inconsolable
When I was coming out as a young lesbian, back in the late 70s and...
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...
January 05, 2016
The Lure of Our Worst Natures
I think you could argue that if we characterized candidates for the presidency in Freudian...
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 17, 2015
Mansplaining, Whitesplaning, and the Power of Listening
Totally unprepared are you To face a world of men Timid and shy and scared...
September 15, 2015
In this time of intense polarization
I cannot help but to wonder:
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 18, 2015
In times of grief and struggle, remember, friends
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 12, 2015
Anne Lamott and the Pee-Pee Tweet
OK, honey, you know we love you, right? We love your novels and your essays...
June 09, 2015
Anti-racism is essential for social change movements
From criminal justice majors at a university in Iowa, to Unitarian Universalist youth groups from...
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...
February 11, 2015
Is Sex Necessary?
My colleagues in Unitarian Universalist ministry are blogging this month under the hashtag #SexUUality. Sex...
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...
November 04, 2014
Election Day, November 4, 2014
Today is the day, friends. The day to VOTE. This is the day when we...
October 16, 2014
Where Is the I in Me? Emotions, Self and Soul
A child falls down and begins screaming. It’s common. You did it as a child....
October 14, 2014
Companions on the journey
“May beauty and passion and compassion be our companions. May we be fully alive. Amen.”...
July 22, 2014
Circle Round for Freedom
The opposite of liberal religion is not conservative religion. It is fundamentalism – the deep...
June 10, 2014
Disappear or Die: Southern Black Trans-Experience
Today we bless Tela La’Raine Love as she prepares for her gender reassignment surgery. ...
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