United Methodist Church splits over gay marriage and gay clergy
Separating Bigoted Churches. I’m All For It.

United Methodist Church Splits Over Gay Marriage and Gay Clergy Originally published on Medium.com A quarter of Methodist congregations abandon the church as schism grows over LGBTQ issues — USA Today.…

People used to traditional churches sometimes think Unitarian Universalism is a cult
No, It’s Not a Cult

We're not a culty. We're the opposite of group think. Originally published in Human Parts Nine times out of ten when people ask me about my Unitarian Universalist church I…

Barbie: Hilarious satire, sympathetic to both men and women.

Barbie and Ken (Minor spoilers) Last week I blogged that a friend invited me to see the Barbie movie with a group of women. I appreciated the invitation but Barbie?…

Why Would I Ever Want to See the Barbie Movie? Now I Know.

The Barbie movie is stirring up buzz on all sides. A couple months ago a friend invited me to see the Barbie movie. I appreciated the invite but wasn’t remotely excited about…

The Grand Canyon
Chevy Chase was wrong. The Grand Canyon.

The Grand Canyon I expected to feel some mild version of that Chevy Chase scene in Vacation. I mean not entirely pre-jaded, but prepared to smile, nod and check her…

Westboro Baptist Church
Even the Most Hateful Views Can Evolve. Former Westboro Baptist Member Converts to Love.

Westboro Baptist Church Last Sunday my Unitarian Universalist Reverend spoke about a former Westboro Baptist member, Megan Phelps-Roper. "At 5, She Protested Homosexuality, Now She Protests The Church That Made…

Public preaching
When street evangelists scream preach I just ignore. But this guy is interrupting people working out.

I saw a viral video years ago of a girl at my daughter’s college in tears because a kid with some Christian group, was screaming that she was a “whore”…

new years resolutions
New Year Resolutions? Go Small. Three Things to Add to 2024.

Years ago I swore off making one single day the starting line for when to begin a new habit, or drop an old one. I figure any day is fine.…

Three things to make your holiday FEEL better

Holidays make lot of us giddy. The lights, decorations and excited kids drunk on all the magic. I love this time of year. My daughter is grown but I still…

Broken trust
Broken crosses: Two local religious leaders who broke my heart

The reverend asked us to call him Bryan, but some people called him “Rev.” He was a regular visiting minister at my lay led Unitarian Universalist church. Wildly popular, burly…