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Dear white girl from Kansas: (I choose them)

Wow, it’s been a few years.  More than that, actually—time flies, right?  We don’t keep in touch, and even though we lived and worked less than 30 miles from each other for the last six years, I haven

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A Letter to a New Minister (Kendyl Gibbons, on the occasion of my ordination)

  My dear Jordinn, You are to be congratulated for your courage, if nothing else, in thus affording me yet one more opportunity to offer you instruction, just in case all my prior efforts now appear t

06/07/2016 12:23:23 PM

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When freedom’s just another word . . .

Two Sundays ago, I attended St. James Episcopal Cathedral in Chicago. It’s the home of the Episcopal Archdiocese of Chicago, and delivers the full smells-and-bells liturgical worship—so give it a miss

04/14/2016 03:03:41 PM

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Someday comes the choosing

There are always some of us living in whispers, tiptoeing through places both as transient as the bus station and insubstantial as the spring spiderweb. Liminal space:  where our lives stretch taut be

03/28/2016 01:11:49 PM

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Send us a Minister! (reporting live, from Unitarian Universalism’s Big Dance)

One of the sole romantic stories that Unitarian Universalism allows itself is that of English minister John Murray’s arrival on this continent. Widowed and heartbroken, Murray gave up preaching to sai

02/28/2016 10:16:10 AM

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