Sunday, 30 April 2017, 11:39 am PDT

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Just Wondering

Keep to the Path: In Response to Vandalism

About a week ago, Valley Unitarian Universalist Congregation joined Unitarian Universalist congregations around the country in displaying a Black Lives Matter banner on our campus. Our banner symbo... [read more]

Just Wondering

Just Wondering

Millennials and Unitarian Universalist Identity: A Reaction to Rev. Dr. Terasa Cooley

I recently attended a barbecue at the home of a retired Unitarian Universalist minister. As he offered a blessing for the meal, the host gave thanks for the eras of ministry represented in the gath... [read more]

Just Wondering

Just Wondering

An I-Thou Relationship to the Earth

All afternoon it rained, then such power came down from the clouds on a yellow thread, as authoritative as God is supposed to be. When it hit the tree, her body opened forever. From the poem “Rai... [read more]

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Just Wondering

Queering Paul and Jesus: Wrapping It All Up

The Bible queers itself. Because it is both an inspirational spiritual document and an historical text covering thousands of years, it sets up social norms then knocks them down. The Pentateuch exc... [read more]

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Just Wondering

Queering Paul and Jesus Post Four: This Is All Very Christian

If you are a Christian, you may be upset about all this by now. After all, this is not what our parents and grandparents taught us about the Bible. Verily I say unto thee, be not afraid. There is a... [read more]

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Just Wondering

Queering Paul and Jesus Post Three: Eunuchs in the Holy of Holies: Diving Into Scripture

In this post, I’ll consider two scriptures using the lens I described yesterday. The first comes from the Gospel of Matthew. The second is a passage from Paul’s letter to the Galatians.   Matt... [read more]

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Just Wondering

Queering Paul and Jesus Post Two: Saint Paul, Meet Paul Ricoeur

I grew up in the independent Pentecostal movement. We believed the Bible was penned by God. I figured God reluctantly used humans as marionette-scribes to write down the words, and I mostly ignored... [read more]

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Just Wondering

Queering Paul and Jesus: A Five-Post Blog Series

In this series, I will explore ways in which Jesus and Paul, the latter usually known for what are understood to be anti-LGBT texts, actually open interpretive doors for those whose gender falls be... [read more]

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Just Wondering

World’s Lamest Engagement Story?

I delivered this little essay at a recent church dinner. I love you, Heather! Heather and I grew up in Southern Indiana, a two-hour drive apart. We met in London, England, at Harlaxton College, the... [read more]

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Just Wondering

Dissent In Honor Of Veterans

Below is my Memorial Day sermon. It was tough to prepare and deliver, but we need to think about these things. It’s better if you go to http://www. vuu. org and listen, but here’s the w... [read more]

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