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January 14, 2014
Saving the music, Saving our souls
Much talk is made of gentrification, but I want to take a moment and lift...
January 09, 2014
What A Miracle Is
Once I crossed the Sierra Madres with a bus driver named Arturo who had...
January 02, 2014
Sometimes It Takes A Lie
Sometimes it takes a lie to keep a religion. "It's merely a game," they told...
December 26, 2013
The cat snuggles down into my empty suitcase, out to fill for a trip. She...
December 24, 2013
Joy to the World!
As the Community Minister for the Greater New Orleans Unitarian Universalists, I spend a lot...
December 12, 2013
Another Reason for the Season
There's a certain Slant of light, Winter Afternoons – That oppresses, like the Heft Of Cathedral...
December 11, 2013
The Real War on Christmas
I confess it all seems a bit silly to me, this whole notion of there...
December 05, 2013
Images, Imagination, and Iconoclasts
In 1642, during the British Civil War, Protestant troops of Cromwell’s New Model Army celebrated...
December 03, 2013
Planned Parenthood of Louisiana hosted a screening of deepsouth last night in honor of World...
November 28, 2013
Tornados, Typhoons, and Straw Dogs: Giving Thanks With Some Thinking
Thanksgiving American style. The day declared a national holiday for the purpose of giving thanks....
November 14, 2013
How Sisyphus Got It Right
I have participated in National Novel Writing Month three times now. I have never reached...
November 12, 2013
Anything I can do, We can do better…
“We think that honesty and living in truth are better ways to live than propaganda...
November 07, 2013
Morality: It’s About Hopping Out of That Tree
We all make a decision every day, consciously or unconsciously: Am I going to cooperate...
October 31, 2013
Run Away! Run Away! Fear and the Problem of Progressivism
Let’s face it, progressives just don’t do fear well. Conservatives go to town with death...
October 29, 2013
Messy & Beloved? Yes.
Beloved Community is ever on my mind lately, both who we are and who we...
October 24, 2013
To Becoming Silent
by Pablo Neruda (translation by David Breeden) Now, let's all count to twelve, then keep...
October 17, 2013
Here an Ist, There an Ist, Everywhere an Ist-Ist
The other day I got a subscription offer from a magazine called Free Inquiry, a...
October 12, 2013
Who does your heart break for?
Last month I had the joy of participating in the first Life on Fire un-conference...
October 10, 2013
The ABCs of Extortion
A. Thucydides--that Greek telling his story, human doings with nary a nod to the gods--said...
October 05, 2013
Beloveds, I believe that we are all in this together – and together, we can...
October 03, 2013
Swimming in the Christian Waters (or: Beware, You May be a Humanist)
Let’s say you find yourself living in, oh, let’s say the United States. It’s a...
September 28, 2013
First, gather friends and family. Together, build a structure with at least three sides. Roof...
September 26, 2013
Seeing, from the Cheap Seats
There are gifts that come of breathing, that come of blood driving through veins, ...
September 08, 2013
Season of Forgiveness
Reflecting on his experience as a prosecutor at the Nuremberg Trials, the International Military Tribunal...
September 05, 2013
Bombing Again? But It’ll Work This Time!
There’s really no need to refer to specifics. When you’ve been a citizen of the...
August 29, 2013
Dancing The Real
You danced once, there, in those rocks. It meant something. It all did—you, your...
August 17, 2013
There is an old and often told story of a child walking along a beach,...
August 10, 2013
I had the honor of spending this week with a dozen youth who chose to...
July 29, 2013
Keep the Faith!
In his story of a man with a sneering wife, Sufi master Rumi begins: A...
July 20, 2013
Embodied Justice, Embodied Speech
Beloveds, let us have a common vocabulary. In the midst of the conversation on race...
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