Dr. King had preached that true compassion is more than flinging a coin to a beggar; it comes to see an edifice which produces beggars needs restructuring.
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Dear Louisa May Alcott…
Ellijay, Georgia When I was about ten years old, my father, a biological research scientist, took our family on a trip up to the top […]
Some of you asked me this past week if I was talking about Halloween today. My first response was to say no, of course not. […]
In most of the rural Southern churches where most of my classmates were going to be standing behind the pulpit, preaching, in fact Sunday morning worship, was not a messy business at all.
Yesterday and into the early hours of this morning, Atlanta welcomed back Music Midtown after a five-year hiatus.
According to her biographer, Harper Lee has never appeared comfortable in the limelight…
I have just returned from a respite from the Bible Belt. It was not my first one in the more than a dozen years I […]
Curmudgeons are churlish, irascible folks. Cantankerous would be another good word. Grouchy another. A snark goes after anyone whose momentary mess up or past indiscretions make them vulnerable to a misery-causing kind of personal one-sided attack on worth and dignity. What to do?
A wise Greek wrote that all is one, yet everything comes in season.
Summer as a time to take risks. What does that look like?
I grew up and lived most of my adult life in Northern California, within a few miles of the San Francisco Bay. This is not […]
Being a visiting minister here for a short while has made clear for me my priorities in making myself at home in a new-to-me town, if just for a few days at a time.
Every Friday of our married life, or just about every Friday of our married life, my husband and I have taken ourselves to a bargain […]
Biblically speaking, there were only seven women recognized as prophets or prophetesses: Sarah, Miriam, Deborah, Chanah, Abigail, Chulda, and Esther.
Delivered at First Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashville. Reworked from an earlier sermon of the same name. Arguably, a marker cultural phenomenon we’ve still got […]
I chose this sermon from a few years back to revisit, rework, repost, and re-record, because it is about Margaret Fuller, whose tenacity and forward thinking might be an antidote — for a few moments — to the pervasive pandemic messaging we are receiving.
This sermon is available in audio format only.