Homily #1 “Changing Ages” by Erin Kistenberg               Scene 1: My dad and me, shortly after my sixteenth birthday. We have just spent three hours in lines at the DMV, despite getting there before it even opened, so that I can get a driver’s license. With the piece of paper granting me newfound independence in hand, […]

Introduction – Mary Ann Oakley We as Unitarian Universalists speak proudly of, and often refer to, our Seven Principles.  Most of us probably don’t know how we got them. Both the Unitarians and the Universalists worked on developing statements, but the efforts nearly derailed the 1961 merger.  It took some strong deliberation and compromise to […]

[Put on Red Sox hat] For those listening to the podcast, I started this sermon about faith development by donning a Boston Red Sox hat. It was a powerful symbol of devotion in my family growing up. We started going to a UU congregation when I was seven years old, but by that point, I […]

The Living Tradition

At this week’s General Assembly in Columbus, Ohio, there was a moment where I found myself absorbed by the sight of the thousands of people streaming through the corridors of the Greater Columbus Convention Center and I fantasized that it was a human river, a river with a far distant origin and purpose and we […]

Kids ask parents over 300 questions a day. Every two minutes 36 seconds, on average. 105,120 questions a year. That’s the finding of a recent survey in Britain involving 1000 moms with children between ages two and ten. Can you believe it? (I can hear weary voices out there agreeing….) Questions like, “Why is water […]