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November 19, 2015
#Terrorism: Religion and Nationalism Aren’t Fixing It
Nothing like a crisis to clarify values. If the terrorist attacks in Paris have clarified...
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...
October 08, 2015
Putting First Things First: Congregations of Philosophers
In 1931 the Humanist Unitarian minister Curtis Reese looked into his crystal ball and wrote...
September 24, 2015
Musing On Relevance
I meet monthly with clergy colleagues, Jewish, Muslim, and Christian of various stripes, all of...
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:
September 03, 2015
Integrity and the Big Hole in Wholeness
You’ve heard it; you’ve thought it; perhaps you’ve even said it: “She is SO together!”...
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 20, 2015
How Secular is “Religious”?
We don’t know how the ready access to information will ultimately change the human condition,...
August 18, 2015
In times of grief and struggle, remember, friends
August 13, 2015
Some Basics About #Humanism
Definition: Humanism is an evidence-based value system dedicated to freedom of thought and the promotion...
July 30, 2015
Ta-Nehisi Coates: Essential Summer Reading (and why freedom of the press was invented)
Though the idea had been around for millennia, the 1662 book Natural and Political Observations...
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...
July 02, 2015
Black Churches, Black Lives, the Legacy of Whiteness
Nation Building The United States government has failed at nation-building and democracy-creating more often than...
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...
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 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...
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 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 30, 2015
#Baltimore and the Failure of Human Flourishing
HONESTY DOESN’T RULE Huffington Post called the president’s remarks on the Baltimore uprising “the most...
April 23, 2015
My Tribe by Alberto Blanco: A Way to Belong
In celebration of National Poetry Month, a translation from the great Mexican poet Alberto Blanco....
April 21, 2015
The Unitarian Universalist (UU) faith has taken the stand that “Advancing the human rights of...
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...
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