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Seven Principles & Bonhoeffer's Divine Mandates

In my Intro to Christian Ethic class, which is being taught much more like an applied ethics course (hallelujah!), our primary text privileges Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s place in modern Christian ethics.  I have been familiar with Bonhoeffer for quite awhile, having … Continue reading

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On Kindness After Tragedy: This Can Still Happen Anywhere

I know there is talk about how, after 9/11, there was a change in this country.  Or at least in NYC.  That people were nice to each other, looked after each other, cared for strangers, in ways that had not … Continue reading

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Open Letter to a Kindred Spirit: Why I am UU

I recently met a woman who has a storied spiritual history.  That history includes many things of which I am unaware, but a few things I do know: she lived on an ashram and often her points of reference include Hindu … Continue reading

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Removing Foot from Earnest Young Puppy's Mouth

A story from a sermon by a Unitarian Universalist minister – one who served my home church what is now a long time ago – has been visiting me these past few days.  The story came completely unbidden and now … Continue reading

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