• Christian’s thoughts

    This is the page where I talk about what's been on my mind lately. The posts below range all over the map, but I hope you find something interesting. And please, feel free to leave a comment on anything.

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

It’s time for a new hymnal

A facebook conversation got me thinking: it’s time. It’s been more than two decades since our last hymnal update, and though Singing the Living Tradition is generally well-liked and in wide use among UU congregations, it’s time. Twenty years ago, few if any UU congregations were projecting hymn lyrics. Twenty years ago, the Internet was … Continue reading