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 […]

“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 […]

ARE WE OUTRAGED YET? Rev. Anthony Makar “In outrage we trust”: put that on the dollar. We say we hate the incivility, so why the popularity, 47 million daily drinking it in, superconcentrated vinegar of some doomsday fearmongerer and it’s coming at us from all sides: They are vampires, and they are trying to suck […]

Let’s start this sermon in the Birmingham Jail, with Dr. King. It’s 1963, and he’s talking to his white jailers. “[W]e got down one day,” he says, “to talk about where they lived, and how much they were earning. And when those brothers told me what they were earning, I said, ‘Now, you know what? […]