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, […]

The silent snow comes down white and weightless; snowfall makes no noise, falls as forgetting falls, flake after flake. These words of Miguel de Unamuno help me to understand my experience this past Friday when the snow fell. I felt divided in two. One part understood instinctively that it was a time to get out […]

Listening by Rev. Jonathan Rogers

(Gratitude for Ashley Judd, Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, Ellen Page and all the many survivors who have spoken and written publicly about sexual abuse, sexual assault, and sexual violence they have survived, and that finally they are being listened to and believed; YES! It has been far too long in coming, I hope that we […]

I want to begin this morning by reflecting on a powerful concept that comes to us from emotional intelligence researcher and author Brené Brown. The concept is “true belonging.” “True belonging,” she says, “is the spiritual practice of believing in and belonging to yourself so deeply that you can share your most authentic self with […]

Early on in his amazing Ware Lecture, given before a whole host of Unitarian Universalists at the 2015 General Assembly, Cornel West says “unequivocally” that “I am who I am because somebody loved me, somebody cared for me…. Any serious talk about struggle for freedom and struggle for justice has to radically call into question […]