Sanctuary and gospel
As religious people we have two essential tasks: we must offer sanctuary and preach our gospel.
The fear that surrounds us
Have you ever tried to argue someone out of their racism, their climate change denial, their homophobia? It never works.
Catharsis ≠ progress
I worry that we will fall victim to the progressive habit of declaring victory too early.
The future of liberal religion is multifaith
Religious liberals from all traditions share not only common values, but also a common cosmology.
Way is opening
More than once, my attempts to stick to my dream prevented me from seeing other doors that were open all around me.
Renew your spirit
I urge you to make some space to reflect on what your spirit needs right now.
A mixture of triumph and pain
The UUA General Assembly in Portland, Oregon, contained a mixture of triumph and pain that reflects the state of our movement and the state of America.
The future health of Unitarian Universalism depends on all of us learning to embrace failure.
We progressives are prone to believing progress is a lot easier than it is.
Opportunities are always there
Thriving congregations have leaders who seize the opportunities before them rather than cling to plans that are no longer viable.
Our house, unequally divided
Inequality has reached such toxic levels that it corrupts our relationships and threatens our democracy.
One simple, transformative practice
A search for connection is at the heart of all spiritual traditions and practices.