Category Archives: OWL

And the Welcome Will Be Wide: It’s Not About the Bathrooms (sermon)

The Unitarian Society, East Brunswick, New Jersey And the table will be wide. And the welcome will be wide. And the arms will open wide to gather us in. We are fortunate that here in New Jersey: more protections for the rights … Continue reading

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Lullabies for Our Children, Ourselves (sermon)

February 12, 2017 The Unitarian Society, East Brunswick, NJ   When my little ones were little, I would sing as part of our bedtime routine. One of the songs was The Ballad of Erica Levine by the late Bob Blue. … Continue reading

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Reading Life Into Failing Bodies: The Chaplaincy of Eros and Thanatos

A third of my summer chaplaincy internship was spent at a nursing home. It was quite a contrast from the pace of chaplaincy work at the hospital, each with much to commend it. At the hospital, I liked the pastoral-care-as-extreme-sport, … Continue reading

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Making Love in Public: Blogging on #SexUUality

Unitarian Universalists have a long history of courage in tackling issues around human sexuality—from campaigning for human rights, to pioneering innovative work in the Our Whole Lives sexuality curriculum… join #UUs this month for a discussion of sex–the challenging parts, … Continue reading

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The Gender Spectrum: A Workshop, A Blogpost, A Poem

“Sexuality is who you go to bed with. Gender identity is who you to bed as.” So sayeth the authors of The GENDER Book at a workshop I attended last night. In the summer and fall of 2010, there was … Continue reading

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Stuck to You Like Bad Packaging Tape: Shame-based Sex Ed

(This post was inspired by an informative Facebook post by one of the awesomest Religious Educators in the UU faith movement eva…) Take a quick look at this video by clicking here. (it’s a 3:22 long). Be prepared to be … Continue reading

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Sex versus Sexuality Ed: Healing the World

As I have written about before, OWL is the Our Whole Lives curricula regarding healthy sexuality. It was developed by the Unitarian Universalist Association and the folks at the United Church of Christ. A long time ago I was trained … Continue reading

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