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 […]

When I was a college senior, I met the woman I would be married to for many years. It was not easy going. I was still very early in my process of just beginning to understand my birth family circumstances, just beginning to name it as dysfunction and trauma, just beginning to start the journey […]

As Unitarian Universalists, we have a spiritual perspective we affirm. We affirm (in part): the inherent worth and dignity of every person; the free and responsible search for truth and meaning. We affirm, we affirm. But how might we understand these affirmations in light of Alzheimer’s? It is “one of the most cruel of diseases,” […]

Beyond Anthropocentrism

The day has finally come, and a critical landmark in the saga of global climate change is occurring as we speak—and hardly anyone has noticed. The Carteret Islanders of Papua New Guinea have become the world’s first entire community to be displaced by climate change. They’re the first official refugees of global warming–and they’re packing […]

Theology OUT of the Box

Summers in high school, I used to teach Vacation Bible School. We used popsicle sticks to create little Noah’s Arks. We played Pin-the-Animal-to-the-Ark. We ate a snack of animal crackers. It might not have looked like it, but we were doing theology. We were reinforcing a certain understanding of our big picture relationship to the […]