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The Uses (and Misuses) of Outrage

Last Sunday in this space I spoke about Siddhartha Gautama’s crooked path to Buddhahood. I brought you with me to the foot of a Bo Tree near Gaya in Northern India, to a time 2500 years ago, to a man intensifying his meditation practice and just about to fully awaken when the Evil One comes to test him. 1,993 more words

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Three P's of Ministry

This sermon was delivered at the installation of the Rev. Jonathan Rogers at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta at 4pm, Oct. 30, 2016.

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Crooked Path to Enlightenment

Late in Siddhartha Gautama’s ministry, around 450 years before the common era, when India was on fire with his liberating message, people would come to him asking NOT… 3,024 more words

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Existentialism 101

It’s been said that the iconic dress of the existentialist is the black turtleneck.

Let’s go with that.

Imagine that one of the most famous existentialists of them all, Jean-Paul Sartre, is here with us. 2,464 more words

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The Gospel of RuPaul

If you think that drag is just about a man wearing false eyelashes and a pussycat wig, or it’s just a woman wearing a pair of glued-on sideburns and an Elvis jumpsuit, then you have not heard the Gospel of RuPaul. 2,123 more words

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Belonging

When I was a college senior, I met the woman I would be married to for many years. It was not easy going. I was still very early in my process of just beginning to understand my birth family circumstances, just beginning to name it as dysfunction and trauma, just beginning to start the journey of recovery. 2,223 more words

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Paradox of Tolerance

“Christian, Jew, Muslim, shaman, Zoroastrian, stone, ground, mountain, river, each has a secret way of being with the mystery, unique and not to be judged.” The immortal poet Rumi says that, and in so doing, he is at one with our Unitarian Universalist heart. 2,455 more words

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