Monthly Archives: April 2013

Rainbow Connections

Here is an article that will appear in the May newsletter of Interweave, a UU affiliate national organization that keeps track of congregational happenings in the area of LGBTQ programs and progress. Back in March of 2011 I delivered a … Continue reading

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Solace…and Solution

In the company of about 65 other men, I attended the UU Men’s Fellowship annual Spring Renewal at Camp de Benneville Pines last weekend.  The UUMF was founded in the 1980s by Rev. Tom Owen-Towle and a group of interested … Continue reading

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Cowardice and Heroism

I imagine that for most of us, the bombing in Boston on Monday provoked a wide range of thoughts and feelings.  For me, near the top was a deep and profound sadness.  How is it that someone would deliberately seek … Continue reading

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Spring Fever

This has always been a very busy time of year for me, when so many wonderful events are about to take place:  the Building Bridges Breakfast, Big Saturday, a film-screening (Trans).  My mind is abuzz with communications, details, planning.  On … Continue reading

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In Good Hands

The ministers of my (Lutheran) youth were all men, mostly old, with wives who led the Sunday School or played the organ, and were usually unpaid staff at the church.  The leadership of the church was all male, and in … Continue reading

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A Theology of Songs

A recent edition of the UU World magazine asked readers, “What is your favorite UU hymn and why?” I loved reading the responses. In the absence of a written creed or one scriptural text, I have often turned to our … Continue reading

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Make of Your Life a Prayer

I need to be reminded, regularly, to take time for quiet, for reflection, for attending to my spiritual health.  I write a prayer most mornings, but I often let the time slip by and instead busy myself with the day.  … Continue reading

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