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December 06, 2016
It has been over two decades now, but I still remember being assigned A Feminist...
October 18, 2016
Public Service Reminder
“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.” - Annie...
July 07, 2016
They Ain’t Heavy: UU Pluralism and Its Discontents
One of the most serious issues for a tradition such as Unitarian Universalism that has...
June 28, 2016
You should start a meme, they said…
April 12, 2016
A spiritual responsibility for a moral tomorrow
In case the not so subtle nuances and coded language around race and class that are...
March 17, 2016
Cheap Grace and Humanist Ritual, Part II
God must be replaced with a symbol capable of generating a different and more productive...
February 16, 2016
The heartwork of coming alive
“Under all the harsh noise of the world coming in on us, this is how...
January 14, 2016
Some Accumulated Wisdom for Seminarians
One of the best aspects of being a senior minister is working with ministers-in-training. I...
December 17, 2015
Why Would Anyone Want to be a Minister?
My mother says I was born serious. Could be. For example, I remember that when...
November 24, 2015
“The one most frequently repeated command in the Bible is not “love your neighbor,” but...
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 22, 2015
When I breathe in…
A few weeks ago, I shared a sermon called Still We Rise with a congregation in 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...
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...
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....
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...
September 09, 2014
The Courage for Compassion
Even After All this time The sun never says to the earth, “You owe Me.”...
June 17, 2014
Love is the Boss of Me
Recently an organizer asked for a meeting and I went to pull out my phone...
March 18, 2014
I am ever so grateful that I was assigned The Wolf Shall Dwell with the...
March 13, 2014
Sin Isn’t Very Original: Dostoyevsky and the Freedom to Really Mess Things Up
I have a terrible confession: almost all of the calories I consume in a day,...
February 20, 2014
How Unitarian Universalists Do Church
I suppose everybody has a favorite founding document for a religion or a nation. Mine...
January 07, 2014
Unconditional Love: An Epiphany
Over winter solstice, I watched my father tending to KG, his first grandchild, with unconditional...
November 19, 2013
Songs that Save Us
Emma’s Revolution came to New Orleans and offered a workshop focused on singing and songwriting...
October 29, 2013
Messy & Beloved? Yes.
Beloved Community is ever on my mind lately, both who we are and who we...
October 05, 2013
Beloveds, I believe that we are all in this together – and together, we can...
April 06, 2013
The People’s Work
In The Prophetic Imperative: Social Gospel in Theory and Practice, Rev. Richard Gilbert lays out...
May 18, 2012
In the story of the Little Prince, there is a compelling scene in which he...
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