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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 17, 2016
Cheap Grace and Humanist Ritual, Part II
God must be replaced with a symbol capable of generating a different and more productive...
March 15, 2016
The Grace of Learning
In life, there are many things we can learn from other people. And there are...
March 03, 2016
#Humanism: Who We Are; What We Do; Why It Matters
I. Who We Are Religions and philosophies serve as heuristic devices for life, providing shape...
February 04, 2016
Love Thy Neighbor As . . .
There’s an old Buddhist story that goes like this: Once a mother found her baby...
February 02, 2016
Carnival Redux, epiphanies too!
While revelation is ever unfolding, sometimes it is worth looking back through the transience for...
January 28, 2016
A Shared Life in a Shared World: #Humanist Economics
Grim Numbers Rising economic inequality. We live in a world in which sixty two human...
December 29, 2015
Instructions for the New Year
Beloveds, as we prepare for the new year, I invite you to take a deep...
December 10, 2015
Do Your Religion a Favor: Live Up to Its Principles
I meet monthly with the Downtown Senior Clergy of Minneapolis. This week we listened to...
December 03, 2015
Fear, Hope, and Hell In A Hand Basket
I learned to type on a manual typewriter. There’s wasn’t an exclamation point (!) on...
December 01, 2015
While many people in this country go to work and get paid, social change workers...
November 24, 2015
“The one most frequently repeated command in the Bible is not “love your neighbor,” but...
November 19, 2015
#Terrorism: Religion and Nationalism Aren’t Fixing It
Nothing like a crisis to clarify values. If the terrorist attacks in Paris have clarified...
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 24, 2015
Musing On Relevance
I meet monthly with clergy colleagues, Jewish, Muslim, and Christian of various stripes, all of...
September 22, 2015
When I breathe in…
A few weeks ago, I shared a sermon called Still We Rise with a congregation in the...
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 03, 2015
Integrity and the Big Hole in Wholeness
You’ve heard it; you’ve thought it; perhaps you’ve even said it: “She is SO together!”...
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...
July 09, 2015
Unitarian Humanism, That Peculiar Animal
Integrity. The word comes from the Latin, integer, “intact.” Related words include integer, a “whole...
June 30, 2015
Black Churches Burning White Supremacy Burning
"The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives...
June 25, 2015
Welcome To The Age of Practice
It’s Been a While The first person to doubt. Did she or he doubt because...
June 16, 2015
After years filled with state sanctioned violence and murder against people of color, the #BlackLivesMatter...
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