This Sunday, I will join many other religious leaders throughout the country in honoring the life and work of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. I will focus on the legacy of his life and work as it … read more.
If you’ve ever been on social media, whether Twitter or Facebook or
Instagram or whatever, you know that those platforms can be a great way
to share ideas, information, photos, you name it. But those platforms
can also be a cesspool of hatred, trolls, and … read more.
This Sunday I will talk about the role and meaning of revelation and scripture for traditional religion and how poetry sometimes serves those same purposes. Poets often speak from a perspective outside the normal and common cultural assumptions of society. Some poems convey … read more.
Unitarian Universalist congregations agree to affirm and promote seven Principles. These Principles are not part of a system of doctrine, nor are they religious dogma, but rather guides for living. They provide direction for those of us who choose to participate in an Unitarian Universalist … read more.
This Sunday – a day when we will be welcoming new members – I will discuss the impact of loneliness in our society, the factors that strengthen loneliness, the importance of the church’s social impact, and why it is important to expand the membership of the church.
Our fifth principle states that we affirm and promote “The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large. “
Unitarian Universalist Association of congregations is the most
democratically based religious movement in America. Our Unitarian … read more.
Loss and suffering are inescapable aspects of life. An additional layer of suffering is added to the initial reaction to suffering and loss as we seek to hide our suffering. By hiding our suffering and loss from others, … read more.
One of the lessons of decades of
experience as a minister has been the power of shame in the lives of
individuals, families and groups.
Conversely, experience has also taught me the power of blessing in the lives of individuals, families and groups.
will … read more.
This year in Children and Youth Religious Education our theme is “Side with Love,” exploring what it means to ground our Unitarian Universalist identity in love and to put love into action through justice. DRE Erin Reid will … read more.
Soon, I hope, I will be introducing my new book about the Serenity Prayer to the congregation. In the meantime, I wish to talk this Sunday about the basic idea of prayer.
Prayer is a verbal ritual, comparable to other types of … read more.