Adlai Stevenson, the original egghead
The last Unitarian nominated for president of the United States.
Ted Sorensen, JFK's Unitarian speechwriter
In Kennedy's inaugural address, he concludes saying, "With history the final judge of our deeds . . ." That's not what other churches would say. That's Unitarianism.
Do you have just enough anxiety?
Anxiety can be a major source of energy in our lives and our organizations.
Assembly of a lesser god
Belief and worship are powerful tools for organizing thought and behavior. If others get control of those tools, they can make us dance like puppets. But if we’re careful, we can learn to pull our own strings.
Can spirituality help at work?
In bookstores, spirituality is packaged as if it's a pep pill for overworked managers.
The avatar's advantage
Cast your goals in mythic terms to make a lasting difference.
The self-reliant and the social reformers
Transcendentalists were divided into several camps, just like their Unitarian Universalist heirs.
Our congregationalist heritage
Unitarian Universalists have held fast to one aspect of their Puritan roots: congregational polity.
Why I'm sticking with classics
My reasons for reading Hawthorne, Melville, and Dante are hardly noble.
Unfinished with Christianity
Most Unitarian Universalists live in some kind of tension with Christianity. I wish we talked about this more.
Adapting to children's needs for 200 years
How Unitarian and Universalist religious education evolved over two centuries.
Was your town a sundown town?
How to find out if your community intentionally excluded African Americans.