The underlying concepts of all religious faiths seem to be rooted in paradox. We miss the mystical essence of faith when we limit our religious beliefs to the outer shells of creeds, dogmas, doctrines, and rituals. Theological terms and symbols are mere … read more.
Questing for the Infinite Spirit of Life is a life long process. I went through several stages, as I grew conscious of the powerful role of our personal spirituality in guiding and sustaining us in our decisions, in who we become, … read more.
I’ve just spent four days at the Counterweight Conference out of England on “Liberal Approaches to Diversity and Inclusion”. Even though the workshops are mainly geared to the work place, I think they are very adaptable to our UU congregations. There … read more.
As I begin writing, it is exactly 1:00 pm on an exceptionally beautiful spring day. My apartment on the third floor of an apartment block in Heemstede is flooded with light. I like to sit here at … read more.
No. It will never be enough. Never
enough wind clamoring in the trees,
sun and shadow handling each leaf, never enough clang
of my neighbor hammering,
the iron nails, relenting wood, sound waves
lapping over roofs, … read more.
It was during one weekday morning, at Red Hill Universalist Church, when I made the discovery. It is possible to jog four–five miles around the inside of a church sanctuary while listening to Mozart. I think the year was … read more.
Below is a poem I wrote a few days ago. I’m not deluded, I doubt it will make any difference and it certainly won’t change the minds of any insane/megalomaniac leaders. But writing a poem is maybe marginally better than not doing or saying anything. … read more.