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To the one insisting “All Lives Matter”

You have made a protest, albeit a small one. I am listening. I am listening. I am waiting to hear what is required of us. If all lives matter, then surely we need to be outside the immigrant detention center, … Continue reading

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A reflection on Caitlyn Jenner, Rachel Dolezal, and the American art of reinvention

For those who can afford it, America has always been a land rich in the possibilities for reinvention. Long before The Great Gatsby, people in this country have seized the opportunity to remake themselves in the image of that which … Continue reading

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Your Monday Blessing: The present spirit

Your Monday Blessing: (with apologies to Mr. Dickens, and wishing him and his a happy 203rd birthday) “Come in and know me better, man,” the winter giant roars, He’s crammed your hearth with mistletoe while you were filled with snores. … Continue reading

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Isaiah 1:4-23 – an interpretation

Woe to this sinful nation, a people whose guilt is great, a brood of evildoers, children given to corruption! They have forsaken true power, they have despised the Holy One of all lands, and turned their backs on mystery. Why … Continue reading

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What is the role of religious institutions in justice? A dialogue

Dear friends, I stumbled across an old paper I wrote about congregations and justice. It’s an imagined dialogue between four giants of Unitarianism and Universalism: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Clarence Skinner, Olympia Brown and Clarence Skinner. I apologize for the “in … Continue reading

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Your Monday Blessing

& the letters not written & the words that didn’t find mouths & the kindnesses not enacted & the reconciliations not achieved & the embraces not extended & the drawings left unfinished on the counter & the apologies not made … Continue reading

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Your Monday Blessing: for Indigenous Peoples Day

The difference between redeemed and forgotten is justice. Tombstones crumble, but the pain that is etched in the blood of our family sings, and sings, until the final hearing.

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