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March 14, 2017
Shine on! Faithful living in a breakable world
I spend a lot my time and life energy organizing with the New Orleans community...
December 06, 2016
It has been over two decades now, but I still remember being assigned A Feminist...
November 17, 2016
Help me think this through, people. On the one hand, there are folks—good, honorable folks—who...
October 25, 2016
how we spend our lives…
Back before we became adult adults, my younger sister and I would call each other...
October 18, 2016
Public Service Reminder
“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.” - Annie...
September 27, 2016
How Can You Say You Love Me?
The Rabbi Jeffrey Summit [of Tufts Hillel] tells a Hasidic story of the rabbi who...
September 20, 2016
Dear Friends, Happy Autumn! On day one of my summer break a dear friend recommended...
June 28, 2016
You should start a meme, they said…
June 13, 2016
Profile of a Murderer
Don’t get me wrong. I am not generally a fan of profiling. I find it...
June 09, 2016
No Gods, No Masters, and the Humanist Way of Thinking
Humanism developed in late Medieval Christianity, but moved on. European humanism reached high points in...
June 07, 2016
On Outrage and Douchebags
Social media is great for so many things—staying in touch with distant friends and family,...
May 08, 2016
Here’s what I want to say for Mother’s Day. Motherhood isn’t just one thing. And...
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...
April 05, 2016
Letter to the Editor
Louisiana is the most incarcerated place in the world. Let's truly sit with that for...
March 22, 2016
Holy Work in this Holy Week
As the Christian world grieves and celebrates the Passion of Christ during this Holy Week,...
March 15, 2016
The Grace of Learning
In life, there are many things we can learn from other people. And there are...
January 05, 2016
The Lure of Our Worst Natures
I think you could argue that if we characterized candidates for the presidency in Freudian...
December 29, 2015
Instructions for the New Year
Beloveds, as we prepare for the new year, I invite you to take a deep...
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 15, 2015
In this time of intense polarization
I cannot help but to wonder:
September 08, 2015
A little respite for our souls…
I need a little respite for my soul, soul, soul take a little time to...
September 01, 2015
And Still We Rise
The poet Mark Nepo writes that when “we find ourselves in an emergency at night,...
August 25, 2015
As we re-member, a love note to NOLA and to life
This is a love note to my people, to friends and family and strangers who...
August 18, 2015
In times of grief and struggle, remember, friends
July 28, 2015
BLACK LIVES MATTER
“BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the 2015 General Assembly recognizes that the fight for civil...
July 14, 2015
It’s a Both/And kind of world
There is a lot of either/or thinking in the common narrative today...and I think the world is...
June 30, 2015
Black Churches Burning White Supremacy Burning
"The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives...
June 16, 2015
After years filled with state sanctioned violence and murder against people of color, the #BlackLivesMatter...
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...
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