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December 11, 2014
White Privilege: Kumbaya Won’t Cut It
How Sad A sad fact: Many things that are good for society or the earth itself...
December 09, 2014
Peace, Justice and the Wisdom to Know the Difference
It is advent, friends. At this time of year people often talk about the Kingdom...
December 04, 2014
Could That “Riot” Be an Uprising?
Let’s face it, the last several days have been hard on White Power. Despite a...
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 06, 2014
The Losing Team
Another election has come and gone. Some people, presumably, are delighted, while others are filled...
November 06, 2014
Justice, Elections, and Whiteness
Brits By the Boatload When that boatload of Brits showed up in Massachusetts, they quite...
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 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.”...
September 25, 2014
The Open and Shut (?) Case on Religious Thinking and Cognitive Closure
It isn’t news that there’s an inverse relation between religious piety and innovative thought. Religion...
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 11, 2014
It’s always 9/11 Now: Porous, Buffered, and the Search for Authentic
Authenticity or Bust From the First Great Awakening of the 1740s that energized the North...
September 09, 2014
The Courage for Compassion
Even After All this time The sun never says to the earth, “You owe Me.”...
September 04, 2014
Moses, Jesus, Paul and Sacred Soundbites
What ‘Ol Abe Saw Moses, Jesus, Paul, et. al. as motivator. Their words as marching...
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...
August 21, 2014
Ferguson: Cynicism and a Smartphone
I have to admit that the recent events in Ferguson, Missouri have triggered mostly cynicism...
August 14, 2014
The Rise of the Totally Awesome ‘Whatever’ God
“Moralistic therapeutic deism.” That’s the term sociologists Christian Smith and Melinda Lundquist Denton coined to...
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 24, 2014
House on Fire: Church Attendance in the US
There it is, yet another study indicating that the number of American Christians who attend...
July 22, 2014
Circle Round for Freedom
The opposite of liberal religion is not conservative religion. It is fundamentalism – the deep...
July 08, 2014
Keep the Faith
This morning I tended to my garden and that of an elder neighbor....
July 03, 2014
Way to Go, Supreme Court: Another #facepalm
A Primo #Facepalm Moment To be a citizen of the United States is to experience...
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 17, 2014
Love is the Boss of Me
Recently an organizer asked for a meeting and I went to pull out my phone...
June 10, 2014
Oops, Oh Well
Turns out there was another school shooting. Yeah, the one in Oregon, not the people...
June 10, 2014
Disappear or Die: Southern Black Trans-Experience
Today we bless Tela La’Raine Love as she prepares for her gender reassignment surgery. ...
May 29, 2014
What He Deserves
I’m deliberately late to the discussion of Elliot Rodgers’s homicidal spree. If you haven’t read...
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