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October 27, 2016
Mulligan Stew, Truth, and Worldviews
In the early twentieth century the activist Rosa Luxemburg wrote, “The most revolutionary act is...
October 20, 2016
True confession: I understand Trump voters. I come from that place. We’re the same people...
October 18, 2016
Public Service Reminder
“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.” - Annie...
October 13, 2016
One Hundred Years of Humanism
Humanism is a product of Unitarian thought. The first Humanist congregation was a Unitarian one,...
October 06, 2016
Theology is Words, Words Matter
When people first visit First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis, a very common first response to...
September 29, 2016
The War of Positions and Communities of Resistance
Antonio Gramsci was an early twentieth-century neo-Marxist who died in the 1930s as a result...
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 22, 2016
Hand Me A Pickaxe, Please! I Need Hope!
I’ve been thinking lately about despair and hope, especially for people like me who live...
September 08, 2016
Sharing in the Anthropocene
My ethics in terms of economics comes from the first of the Humanist Manifestos: “Humanists...
August 25, 2016
The Mindfulness of Stoicism, Part Four
Last week I continued a discussion of the Stoic methods of inner-discipline (what’s popularly called...
July 21, 2016
When Hope Seems Silly
The life that no longer trusts another human being and no longer forms ties to...
July 19, 2016
Law and Order: Donald Trump’s Fantasy
Donald Trump has promised us that he will be the candidate standing on the side...
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,...
July 12, 2016
Black Lives Matter more than White Fear
Black Lives Matter. Black Lives Matter. In Louisiana In Minnesota In Texas Black Lives Matter....
June 30, 2016
Beyond the Congeries of Banks: Finding a Moral Center
After the September 1938 Munich Pact with which the European democracies ceded territory to Nazi...
June 28, 2016
You should start a meme, they said…
June 23, 2016
A Plea for a Philosophical Plank in Party Platforms
“The good life.” Lordy, lordy . . . I’m not hearing about it on CNN....
June 16, 2016
Swing Vote in the Bitter Election: Reflections on Orlando
The recent massacre in the gay nightclub Pulse in Orlando, Florida is unfortunately an example...
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...
May 18, 2016
Explicitly Black UU Healing Spaces: Spiritual Compassion Practice at GA 2016
[A note of gratitude and a heart full of appreciation to the Rev. Carlton Elliot...
April 28, 2016
Getting Real With Church (or: More Questions Than Answers)
In a recent blog post by marketing entrepreneur Seth Godin called “Supply and Demand” Godin...
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...
April 05, 2016
Letter to the Editor
Louisiana is the most incarcerated place in the world. Let's truly sit with that for...
March 22, 2016
Holy Work in this Holy Week
As the Christian world grieves and celebrates the Passion of Christ during this Holy Week,...
February 16, 2016
The heartwork of coming alive
“Under all the harsh noise of the world coming in on us, this is how...
January 28, 2016
A Shared Life in a Shared World: #Humanist Economics
Grim Numbers Rising economic inequality. We live in a world in which sixty two human...
December 29, 2015
Instructions for the New Year
Beloveds, as we prepare for the new year, I invite you to take a deep...
December 10, 2015
Do Your Religion a Favor: Live Up to Its Principles
I meet monthly with the Downtown Senior Clergy of Minneapolis. This week we listened to...
December 03, 2015
Fear, Hope, and Hell In A Hand Basket
I learned to type on a manual typewriter. There’s wasn’t an exclamation point (!) on...
November 24, 2015
“The one most frequently repeated command in the Bible is not “love your neighbor,” but...
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