“Living in the Layers” May 8, 2016

I spent last Tuesday with my colleagues at our district’s annual May retreat at Glastonbury Abbey. I considered skipping the final morning on Wednesday to come to work. But then I realized that this would be my last morning with colleagues who have walked with me every step on a journey of ministry that I […]

“Awakening to Witness” May 1, 2016

I begin today with a poem by Naomi Shihab Nye, entitled “Famous.” The poem was recently read at a writing program for bilingual students and their families in Arizona. Before the poem was read, the leader asked people to listen for their favorite line or phrase. I invite you to do so as well, following […]

“The Way We Feed Each Other” April 17, 2016

Hip Hop artist Questlove just wrote a book about food, how it brings people together to sort out lofty ideas, discover their creativity, how it helps them figure out how to be human. He interviewed 10 chefs around the country and as they described to him their visions and their dreams on how to best […]

“Holding The Flame” April 10, 2016

Khoren Arisian, the former minister of the First Unitarian Church in Minneapolis, wrote these words on “What is a Church?” If a church is just its minister, then it is only another preaching station. If a church is just a school of religion, then it is only another educational agency. If a church is just […]