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January 08, 2015
Covenant: Broken Promises, Dumb Ideas, and Ways Forward
Captain, We're Out of Beer! When those adventurers we now call the Pilgrims realized they...
December 25, 2014
The ‘Ol Heave Ho Ho
You’ve seen them spilling off the paved trail into the woods; you’ve seen them in...
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 25, 2014
“the war against dehumanization is ceaseless”
"They have treated the wound of my people carelessly, saying, “Peace, peace,” when there is...
November 11, 2014
In Flanders Fields by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae (1915) In Flanders fields the poppies blow...
November 04, 2014
Election Day, November 4, 2014
Today is the day, friends. The day to VOTE. This is the day when we...
October 30, 2014
Conscience and Choosing the Hill to Die On
As of this writing, Maine nurse Kaci Hickox is under house arrest for her resistance...
October 23, 2014
The Neighbors are Zombies Living in Maslow’s Basement!
Imagine the laid-back life of a zombie. First of all, you’re dead. So. No more...
October 21, 2014
Tonight we stood together around candles that marked the spot where his body was found...
October 14, 2014
Companions on the journey
“May beauty and passion and compassion be our companions. May we be fully alive. Amen.”...
October 01, 2014
Good Enough: 10 Tips for Sucking Less
Recently Christine Organ (a blogger for this UU Collective) published a lovely post on “good...
September 30, 2014
A Summer Memory
for Maggie and Lewis As the dimming fall welcomes me back, a summer memory...
September 22, 2014
Sunny Side Up with a Side of Racism?
Yesterday after church, my family and I stopped at a favorite cafe in Hartford. It's...
September 18, 2014
A Touch of Nature Makes the Whole World Kin: So What’s Our Excuse? (A Humanist “Theology” of Radical Welcome)
Mystical and Scientific The author of the Gospel of Matthew reports Jesus saying, “If you...
September 09, 2014
The Courage for Compassion
Even After All this time The sun never says to the earth, “You owe Me.”...
September 02, 2014
When in doubt, choose the side of Compassion
The Thursday following the fundamentalist disruption of worship service at First Unitarian Universalist Church of...
July 31, 2014
Reps of God: Christian Triumphalism and the DIY Future of Unitarian Universalism
LITE The future of Unitarian Universalism does not lie in Christianity Lite any more than...
July 22, 2014
Circle Round for Freedom
The opposite of liberal religion is not conservative religion. It is fundamentalism – the deep...
July 17, 2014
Martian Sleeper Cells and A-Model Tism
Since I’m both a minister and a humanist, I’m asked—often in rather shocked terms—if I...
July 10, 2014
Eleanor Rigby’s Selfie
We learned from the Beatles that Eleanor Rigby “keeps her face in a jar by...
July 08, 2014
Keep the Faith
This morning I tended to my garden and that of an elder neighbor....
June 30, 2014
In Prayerful Solidarity with Dr. Ersula Ore
This morning I am sitting in prayer after watching a video of Dr. Ersula Ore,...
June 05, 2014
#Development—It’s Nothing Personal
Pragmatic philosopher John Dewey once said, “Growth itself is the only moral end.” To philosophers...
May 29, 2014
Spiritual But Not . . . Keep Talking
Literary critic Terry Eagleton said, “The din of conversation is as much meaning as we...
May 08, 2014
Salvation Hits the Couch
Buddhism had been known in the United States since the mid-Nineteenth Century, but really came...
April 24, 2014
However They Have Writ the Style of Gods: Wounds and Healing
Here is the beautiful truth—saints and sinners are the same from the start. Hsu Yun,...
April 14, 2014
"Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, / And sorry I could not travel both...
April 03, 2014
A Semi-Private Idaho and Life in the Goldilocks Zone
Living in your own private Idaho underground like a wild potato The B52s You’ve...
March 20, 2014
Fallen Angels, Rising Apes, and the Knowledge of the Serpent
I. In addition to the Unitarian Universalist Seven Principles, the congregation that I serve as...
March 18, 2014
I am ever so grateful that I was assigned The Wolf Shall Dwell with the...
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