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September 24, 2015
Musing On Relevance
I meet monthly with clergy colleagues, Jewish, Muslim, and Christian of various stripes, all of...
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 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 27, 2015
The Duality Fallacy
The Methodist Church across the street from my church has a large lighted sign that...
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...
August 06, 2015
On the Right to Take Up Space
(homily for a prayer vigil for those murdered at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Charleston,...
July 28, 2015
BLACK LIVES MATTER
“BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the 2015 General Assembly recognizes that the fight for civil...
July 23, 2015
Informed Eclecticism: Why Unitarian Universalism Needs Wing Nuts
The Very Hungry Syncretism Orthodox Unitarian Universalism is syncretic, in theologian-lingo. In philosophy and the...
July 16, 2015
Guest Blogger Maria Greene asks, Why is Humanism So Scary for the UUA?
In the late 1960s—like so many other liberal movements—Humanism lost its way. Understandably, many Universalist...
July 09, 2015
Unitarian Humanism, That Peculiar Animal
Integrity. The word comes from the Latin, integer, “intact.” Related words include integer, a “whole...
June 30, 2015
Black Churches Burning White Supremacy Burning
"The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives...
June 25, 2015
Welcome To The Age of Practice
It’s Been a While The first person to doubt. Did she or he doubt because...
June 18, 2015
Maybe we could just sit down and cry together first. In the presence of Black...
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 21, 2015
That’s Why They Call It Practice
Sit Down, Kid When I was in my early 20s, I decided to dedicate myself...
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 21, 2015
The Unitarian Universalist (UU) faith has taken the stand that “Advancing the human rights of...
April 16, 2015
What’s in the Way is the Way: Stoicism and the Spaces Between
I sit at the roadside; The driver changes the wheel. I don’t like where I’m...
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...
April 02, 2015
#RFRA, Soapy Cilantro, and Tasty Gods
(Or: A Little Demonstration of What Religious Freedom Looks Like) POLARIZATION Cilantro. It’s a polarizing...
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...
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