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A Memorial Day Meditation

In the United States, our military is commanded by civilian leadership, with the elected President as the Commander and Chief of all our armed forces. That means that all military operations are under the collective (if indirect) control of the citizenry and all service members carry out orders with our implied consent. We are, collectively, […]

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Tolerance Must Not Become Silence

We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. – Elie Wiesel Silence encourages the tormentor. If we allow bigotry to go unrebuked, then we are emboldening the bigot. It is not enough to be tolerant and open-minded yourself if our goal is to make the […]

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A Big Announcement (Of Very Small Changes)

The I Am UU project has always been a lay ministry; a grassroots effort not tied directly to any one congregation, not overseen by the UUA, not even curated by an ordained minister. That much is very unlikely to change. Something exciting has changed, though. The UUA is moving to recognize ministry as something more […]

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Martin Luther King Jr: The Prophetic Voice

It is Martin Luther King day once again. We stop to celebrate the life and commitment of whom many of us consider to be a modern-day prophet. I want us to reflect on prophets and what the prophetic voice is. I will be taking an excerpt from a recent sermon I gave called “The Prophetic […]

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