Monthly Archive: August 2012

Sacred Ground, Shine and Shadow

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I often get asked if I have read this or that new and wonderful book. I usually smile and say that I only read emails and that if someone would send me a book disguised as a series of 50 or 100 emails I would read it. Alas, that is too close to the truth …

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The Road Ahead

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What a year we have before us! The UUA staff is laying out plans for additional outreach in our “Congregations and Beyond” initiatives, collaboration with other faith groups, modernizing communications, new forms of professional development for religious professionals, and a move to a new headquarters. And those are just what we lovingly call “the big …

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Fear and Denial in Politics

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I would like to think that the nastiness of the American presidential campaign is a new low. As bad as it is, I only have to think back to other recent campaigns to see races that set a pretty low bar. And, taking the longer view, we can find lots of tawdry examples. Of course, …

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From the Road: Reunion

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When I entered seminary, a month shy of my 50th birthday, it came as a surprise to people who had known me for many years. I remember the wife of my undergraduate economics professor, herself a sociologist, commenting that she had just read an article about middle aged people (or, in my case, past middle …

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