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I haven't written since April 1st—April Fool's Day. Not sure why. Two possible reasons:
I've been very busy with my adult RE class on the COMMON cause of BOTH economic inequality and climate change, and I've been wrestling with difficult issues surrounding UUCA's Transition Time, including a possible trend that undermines my sense of self-worth (essential for blogging).
What's going on?
I saw minutes of a recent meeting in which it was said that some…Continue
Posted on May 10, 2013 at 7:30pm
A heartfelt yes to Earth. There are cultures in which a sick person is placed in the ground, covered with soil, leaving only enough room to breathe. Those cultures understand that the earth can draw out the toxicity within us—mental, physical, emotional and spiritual. Yes, I say.
I leaked many tears of joy during the service on Easter Sunday, feeling so very thankful for words spoken by our ministers.
• So much gratitude for Rev David’s litany decrying “bad…Continue
Posted on April 1, 2013 at 2:46pm
What does it take for a community to survive and thrive?
Enough money or passion? Enough democracy, diversity and/or common ground? A good leader, willing followers or a tolerance for conflict? Or all of the above, if you believe the esoteric complexity and chaos theories born in the 1980s?* Howzat?
Back when some bright-eyed bushy-tailed scholars began playing with computers, they found two…Continue
Posted on March 11, 2013 at 12:02pm
Yes, UUs have “representative democracy” to choose our leaders, but that’s only the beginning.
When I asked some UUCA folks what they wanted in a leader, the most common response was “the ability to pull all of us together in one vision—to unite us.”
In other words, good leadership was more “active,” and we ordinary members were more “passive.” Good leadership leads us, and we follow. Problem solved.
But WHY not?
Posted on February 4, 2013 at 10:00am
Green Card—Legal permission for an immigrant to work and reside in the USA, right?
Yes, but also the UUCA green card seeking nominations for the search committee to find a new minister. I don’t have suggestions yet—I’m still wrestling with issues lurking within the search process:
What kind of ministry—what kind of leadership—will help us become the kind of people, the kind of congregation, that the world needs now?
Posted on January 15, 2013 at 5:19pm