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More Dispatches from the Culture War, 2015

I’m wrestling this morning with two conflicting impulses in me. They arise in response to the American culture war, in response to deep divisions in the country over sexual orientation, gender identity, reproductive rights, sexuality education, marriage, guns, end of … Continue reading

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Call to Worship (for the installation of the Revs. Cathy and Heather Rion Starr)

Because the spirit says do, let us worship together! Because the spirit says sing, let us worship together! Because the spirit says dance, laugh, shout, let us worship together! Because the spirit says grow, build, fashion, shape, create beloved community, … Continue reading

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On Being/Becoming Generous People

Our ministry theme for March is generosity. We choose this theme for this time of year quite intentionally. March is the month and today is the day we officially launch our annual appeal during which we ask each of you … Continue reading

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Spiritual Winter

Friends, the new year has arrived. The planet slowly tilts its northern hemisphere back toward the sun. Though day-light hours begin lengthening, the long, evening shadows still arrive early. The land, still bare; the branches still leaf-less. The earth still … Continue reading

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Pics from the 12-10-14 Witness in Support of Luis Anglero, Jr.

About thirty area activists, clergy, church-members and NAACP leaders showed up at CT Superior Court in Hartford on the morning of December 10th, 2014, to support Luis Anglero, Jr., who was tasered by a Hartford police officer in late August. … Continue reading

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Just Because a Thing is Legal….

I gave a version of these remarks at New Britain, CT’s  Ferguson/Staten Island solidarity march on Saturday.  There’s a lot of ferment in the nation right now. We’ve arrived at a moment in which we, as a nation, have an … Continue reading

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Epicenter Ferguson (A Poet-Preacher Collaboration)

A Letter to My Uborn Black Son by Christopher D. Sims Dear son, African American warrior,  Reincarnation of the people of the Sudan. I hope you understand why I am writing you this letter. And  hopefully, by the time you … Continue reading

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A Sufficient Quantity of Faith

In an interview with Krista Tippett for the American Public Media show “On Being,” Nadia Bolz-Weber, founding pastor of Denver’s House for All Sinners and Saints, said, “I don’t think faith is given in sufficient quantity to individuals…. I think … Continue reading

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A Day With Feminism (or Why Abortion Rights Matter More Than Ever)

Sunday, July 20th, members of the anti-abortion group Operation Save America (OSA) disrupted the worship service at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of New Orleans, threatening hell-fire, shouting scripture quotes and lecturing parishioners. OSA was in New Orleans for a … Continue reading

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Fatherhood in Flux

The Rev. Kathleen McTigue is right: the realities of parenting do not mesh well with the features of the classic spiritual journey—“the solitary pilgrimage, the focused weeks of prayer or meditation, the ecstatic chanting in the company of other seekers.”[1] … Continue reading

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