Category Archives: Justice

Progressive Christians Ruined Me (Or, Everything Changes When You Know Their Name)

All I could think, as I headed into my second day of the machine of Rethink Leadership and the Orange Conference (a mostly-evangelical Christian leaders gathering) was: Progressive Christians have ruined me.  Before seminary and my classmates – those brave … Continue reading

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When We Go Together: On Fear and Courage at the Border

We are not afraid. We are not afraid. We will march for liberation Because we know why we were made.* As our group of interfaith leaders came nearer to the line of Border Patrol agents on Monday, all while singing … Continue reading

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Factions We Love

Reading: from Resistance by Barry Lopez [Sometimes I dimly recall the days] when I felt, like many others, that my life served no purpose. Do you remember any such days? It was as though we all lived in tunnels then, … Continue reading

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How It Might Have Gone (My Universalist Dream Ballet Version of the Brett Kavanaugh Senate Hearings)

I was imagining all day yesterday how it might have gone. I keep thinking of it like my Universalist-Dream-Ballet version of the horrifying/captivating Senate Hearings. That is, a version of events fueled by my most idealistic notions of redemption and reconciliation.  And, … Continue reading

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Black Lives Matter

First Reading: Say it With Your Whole Black Mouth by Danez Smith  Second Reading: From Kenny Wiley’s A Unitarian Universalist Black Lives Matter Theology  Sermon: Black Lives Matter  Listen to this sermon here.   Was this a long time ago? My … Continue reading

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Kids > Guns

It was 1851, and the great Unitarian minister Theodore Parker decided he needed a gun. “I have been obliged to arm myself.” He told the gathered assembly of Unitarian ministers that May.  “I have written sermons with a pistol in … Continue reading

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True Lies – An April Fool’s Day Easter Sermon

Before the sermon we explored the Gospel of Mark’s telling of the empty tomb, and the idea that the truth of a story isn’t as important as the truth in a story. Then, we read Wendell Berry’s Manifesto: Mad Farmer’s … Continue reading

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