SERMON, PART 1 Neuroscientists Andrew Newberg and Eugene D’Aquili say something fascinating in their book Why God Won’t Go Away: Brain Science and the Biology of Belief. One of their many experiments involved injecting radioactive material into people practiced in meditation and prayer. The radioactive “stuff” was injected only when the folks meditating or praying […]

Everyone in this space has probably heard of Unitarian Universalism’s Seven Principles, but have you ever heard of the Seven Anti-Principles? (The answer is NO, because I cooked them up just yesterday.) Anti-Principle Number 7: The only existence that matters is human existence. (This is the opposite of “Respect for the interdependent web of all […]

“Now What?” (Part 1) These days I’m asking “Now what!?” constantly, and in a certain tone that blends outrage, fear, and embarrassment. Now what!? At 12:01pm within seconds of Trump becoming the President all references to LGBT equality and rights were removed from the Whitehouse website. Now what!? When Congressman John Lewis questioned the legitimacy […]

“As you float now, where I held you / and let go,” says the father of Philip Booth’s poem entitled “First Lesson, “remember when fear / cramps your heart what I told you: / lie gently and wide to the light-year / stars, lie back, and the sea will hold you.” What a beautiful image […]

Tomorrow Comes, Tomorrow Comes, and We Shall All Be Free Rev. Anthony Makar Nov. 20, 2016 What Americans commonly call the “First Thanksgiving” was observed by the Pilgrims at Plymouth Plantation, sometime between Sept. 21 and Nov. 11, 1621. Out of the hundred folks who came over on the Mayflower, fifty had survived to […]