Let’s talk about sex!

Confession: I wish I could steal this guy’s post and just claim it as my own (though the language doesn’t quite work for an ordained minister, huh?). So take a moment, click the link, read it, and come back. … Back now? OK, let’s talk. One of the things I am most proud about in … Continue reading

Stop telling me I’m afraid

“I’m just tired of being told I’m afraid,” my friend and colleague the Rev. Robin Tanner said to me. “And I’m tired of being told about the death of congregations.” I, too, am tired of being told I’m afraid, or anxious, or desperate. I’m tired of being told that congregations are done, that none of … Continue reading

What a new hymnal should be …

If we have a new hymnal, it should … That’s the thing, right? It is so easy to complain about the hymnal we have (by we I mean the Unitarian Universalist Association and its member congregations, and by the hymnal we have, I mean Singing the Living Tradition), or say it’s dated (it debuted in … Continue reading

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Christian at Kiyomizu-dera

It’s been a busy year, and this blog has definitely suffered. So here’s my first post in a while, and there’s a lot to catch up on: My wife and I welcomed our first child in April, and he’s been a delight—I can’t believe he’s now six months old! My wife started a new job. … Continue reading