Confession of a White Liberal

“Riot is the language of the unheard” Martin Luther King, in a speech titled “The Other America,” at Gross Pointe High School, Detroit, Michigan, March 14, 1968.
We all have “where we were when” memories that anchor us into momentous …

Open Letter to Black Lives of Unitarian Universalists

Response to BLUU Statement Regarding UU Response to Recent Killings

As members of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick, Maryland and the UUCF Dismantling Racism Team, we support the demands spelled out in the Statement. We specifically wish to lift …

It’s Not “Assisted Suicide”; It’s Reclaiming Life

The State of Maryland legislature recently declined for the second consecutive year to bring to the floor a bill allowing terminally ill people to legally end their lives. Like other similar bills in Oregon, Washington, California, and Vermont, the initial …

O Sapientia -- Wisdom's Feast

Sirach 24:1-12; Wisdom of Solomon 10:15-21; John 1:1-5; 14-15

On this Sunday before the feast of the Epiphany (Orthodox Christmas Day), I invite us to look again at the advent hymn, O Come O Come Emmanuel and specifically at the …

Torture: Who Cares?

Twenty-two days have passed since the Senate Intelligence Oversight Committee released its five-hundred twenty-five -page executive summary of its report on the CIA’s use of torture following the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center. On December 21, …

The Met’s Klinghofer: Does Art have a “Contract with Society”?

The New York Metropolitan Opera’s production of John Adams’s 1991 opera, “The Death of Klinghoffer,” has provoked outrage among some who maintain that the opera is “anti-Semitic.” In a letter to the Editor of the New York Times (a version …

Free Download: Bible Study for Holy Week

A free PDF download of the Bible Study found in Appendix Two of The Year of Luke, is now available: “Holy Week: An Exploration of the Meaning of Kenosis.” Sea Raven’s three-volume series, “Theology from Exile: Commentary on …

Redeeming the Bones: A Ritual of Participation

(from Theology from Exile Volume II, The Year of Matthew: Commentary on the Revised Common Lectionary for an Emerging Christianity http://www.amazon.com/dp/1491077328)

Text for the Fifth Sunday in Lent: Ezekiel 37:1-14; Psalm 130; Romans 8:6-11; John 11:1-45

Dem bones …

Body of Christ, Body of Life

Text: Isaiah 6:1-8; Romans 8:5-25; Mark 4:3-8; John 3:1-17

The church sign can be easily read by anyone driving by: “You can’t be a devoted follower of Jesus unless you are part of a local church.” Does the church that …

Food for Thought: February 2 – The Presentation of the Lord

[Excerpt from Theology of Exile Volume I: The Year of Luke]

Malachi 3:1-4; Psalm 84 or Psalm 24:7-10; Hebrews 2:14-18; Luke 2:22-40

In the midst of the liturgical progression from Epiphany to Lent, tradition calls the church back to …