Human history is part of something larger, more eternal and more infinite. But ours is the laughing part of the story, the sorrowful part, the evil part, the compassionate part, the noticing part, the reverent part, the irreverent part, the conscious part. . . . It is an utterly unsupernatural story, an evolving, unfinished story; our part in it is the making of meaning, the making of questions and celebrations, and these too evolve and expand without end.
THE REV. VICTORIA SAFFORD
Minister of the White Bear Unitarian Universalist Church
in Mahtomedi, Minnesota, and author of Walking
Toward Morning: Meditations
(Skinner House Books, 2003), in which
this passage appears. Available from the UUA
, (800) 215-9076; $8.
2003 · VOL XVII NO 5
Jazz offers a powerful metaphor for Unitarian Universalist theology and enhances the worship life of a growing number of liberal churches.
The Journey toward Hope
Odysseus turned down a goddess so he could return to his aging and mortal wife. His archetypal story helps us ask: Is hope to be found in transcending this world or in embracing it?
An Historic Gathering
Returning to Boston for the first time since 1978, the General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association drew record numbers.
One hundred thirty-three singers, drawn from twenty-three states and provinces and sixty-two congregations, brought their youthful gift of music to the General Assembly.
On the cover: Jazz Piano, 1995, by Margeret Lampe Kannenstine. Acrylic monotype, 22 x 30 inches.
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