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December 01, 2015
While many people in this country go to work and get paid, social change workers...
November 26, 2015
Grace for the Rest of Us
Grace. Some say it before meals. Some have it for a name. Grace-ful people have...
November 24, 2015
“The one most frequently repeated command in the Bible is not “love your neighbor,” but...
November 23, 2015
Helping Black Lives Matter at the White Thanksgiving Table
Apparently, some people are hoping for Adele to come to their Thanksgiving dinner and soothe...
October 29, 2015
Words, Words, and the Word Was With . . .
In his play Hamlet, Shakespeare has the character Polonius ask Hamlet, “What do you read,...
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 30, 2015
Late last night a member of my congregation was killed. She was someone who cared...
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 10, 2015
Five Reasons to Congregate in a Congregation
Why bother joining a congregation rather than, oh, say, a bowling league? 1. To meet...
September 08, 2015
A little respite for our souls…
I need a little respite for my soul, soul, soul take a little time to...
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 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 28, 2015
Sandra Bland died in police custody, and now there is video available for all to...
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 30, 2015
Black Churches Burning White Supremacy Burning
"The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives...
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...
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...
March 31, 2015
a love poem for a holy week
Happiness is this moment alive in the sunshine knowing I am Loved.
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 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 11, 2015
Is Sex Necessary?
My colleagues in Unitarian Universalist ministry are blogging this month under the hashtag #SexUUality. Sex...
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 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....
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