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May 15, 2014
Bomb Throwers, Navel Gazers, and Goin’ All Thoreau: Doing Justice
Let’s consider an extreme example, a stark instance of the decision between doing something and...
May 14, 2014
We’ve Come This Far…
For her 75th birthday, my Granny talked my dad, her 4th born son, into driving...
April 22, 2014
Earth Day Notes from New Orleans
Last week the Center hosted two groups of youth, one primarily people of color, one...
April 16, 2014
The Joy of Taxes
There it is. It’s done. Whether you’re getting a refund or had to write a...
April 08, 2014
How You Makin’ It?
Food for thought on a very busy week: Living Wage Calculation for New Orleans city,...
April 01, 2014
Women with a Vision – and a Voice!
Lately I’ve been struggling with the language of the non-profit world: “giving people a...
March 18, 2014
I am ever so grateful that I was assigned The Wolf Shall Dwell with the...
March 11, 2014
Environmental Justice struggles with a news cycle that may report a disaster, may revisit on...
March 06, 2014
Nature, Nurture, Murder: The Lessons of the Eugenics Craze
In the world of super heroes, it’s called an “origin story,” that trauma that led...
February 26, 2014
All the Rage
Apparently it is all the rage these days for state legislatures to introduce “religious freedom”...
February 20, 2014
How Unitarian Universalists Do Church
I suppose everybody has a favorite founding document for a religion or a nation. Mine...
February 18, 2014
“By not finding Dunn guilty of murder, the jury could not unanimously conclude that one...
February 10, 2014
The Harvest Comes
On a blazingly sunny January morning, I marched into a sanctuary outside of Denver, Colorado...
February 06, 2014
Apocalypse Never (and what we can do about it)
I grew up in the Pentecostal church. When I was ten, I knew just how...
January 30, 2014
A Scream and a Theory: Natural Selection and the Higher Moral Order
Scientific theories do not occur in a vacuum. Like poems or paintings, theories reflect the...
January 29, 2014
A Whole Heart: Remembering Pete Seeger
For the last couple of days my Facebook feed has been full of tributes to...
January 27, 2014
Take Good Care
I was taught in seminary to do ministry with sacred texts in one hand and...
January 23, 2014
Flying Over the Squares (for small farmers)
The little towns in their squares light up, as do the scattered lights of farmyards...
January 21, 2014
[More king cakes than you can imagine and only two weeks into Epiphany, I am...
January 16, 2014
A Gift, A Letter, and a Drowning Man: The Legacy of “Letter from Birmingham Jail”
There’s an old Zen story that does like this: Once there was a great...
January 11, 2014
A Candle in the Window
As winter draws close around us here in the northern hemisphere, I find myself drawn...
January 07, 2014
Unconditional Love: An Epiphany
Over winter solstice, I watched my father tending to KG, his first grandchild, with unconditional...
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 24, 2013
Joy to the World!
As the Community Minister for the Greater New Orleans Unitarian Universalists, I spend a lot...
December 17, 2013
For the Beauty of the Earth…
I was walking in City Park with a community organizer this week when suddenly we...
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
The great Nelson Mandela has died. Peacefully, after a long illness, surrounded by the love...
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 19, 2013
Songs that Save Us
Emma’s Revolution came to New Orleans and offered a workshop focused on singing and songwriting...
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