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The Complaint Department is Open (for a Limited Time): Lessons from Job of the Bible (sermon)

preached today at Unitarian Universalist Church of Pittsfield, MA Reading One: Excerpts from Messengers of God by Elie Wiesel, chapter on Job Once upon a time…When? Nobody knows. His name is mentioned by Ezekiel in passing, along with those of … Continue reading

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Because the online world of UU bloggers and social media pundits, not to mention UU banter on personal Facebook pages, has erupted into all sorts of chatter on the new UUA logo (It sucks! It rocks! It’s a penis!  It’s … Continue reading

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Kids Say the Darndest Things

When my daughter was little, she would say the cutest things. One time we were driving on a dirt road.  She saw a lizard-like creature cross in front of us. She shouted, “Stop!  It’s a fig newton in the road!” … Continue reading

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An Invitation to be Maladjusted (sermon)

READING ONE I knew that the tributes would be pouring in immediately from around the world, and I also knew that most of them would try to do to Mandela what has been done to the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther … Continue reading

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This is Not Very Interesting: On Stoles & Malas

Okay, I never thought I would find this dilemma so compelling as to put a whole lot of thought to it, much less to write about it, but here I am.  Which says something since I haven’t posted to my … Continue reading

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Holy Tampon, Batman!

The holiest moment I have experienced at my home congregation involved a tampon. Many years ago I was trained to be a teacher/facilitator of the Our Whole Lives (OWL).  Don’t know what OWL is? Our Whole Lives helps participants make … Continue reading

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Occasional Prayer: CGUUS Benediction

I first encountered the concept via poetry – where I have encountered many theological concepts and utterances.  Despite spiritual and academic engagement with holy scriptures of several world religions, I continue to return to poetry as the source of unsealed … Continue reading

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Not Crying on Sundays: On Job and Your Heart (sermon)

Reading: Excerpt from Introduction to Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman “This is what you shall do; Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and … Continue reading

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In the Company of Home Wreckers: Bidding for Our Survival

Tim DeChristopher. If you don’t know his name, it’s time you did. Tim DeChristopher is also known as Bidder 70.  He’s the guy who, through a turn of events not wholly of his own making, found himself among people trying … Continue reading

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On Not Knowing the Language: Interfaith Work on Immigration Justice

Love is the only reality and it is not a mere sentiment.  It is the ultimate truth that lies at the heart of creation.  Rabindranth Tagore A few months ago, I sat in a room with 35 other people.  Men, … Continue reading

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