Since this week’s Northliner is a little longer than usual, I will keep my remarks here brief. We are all aware of the attack on democracy at the U.S. Capitol on January sixth; and I’m sure many of us are concerned about possible violence in … read more.
Category: Parson to Person
Given that this is the Thanksgiving weekend, I hope you’ll forgive me if I use this column to share a few more messages–with unintended typos and phraseology–that actually appeared in various church bulletins over the years. I figured I needed a little break from my … read more.
A couple years ago I had the chance to visit Indonesia with a UU family from my home church in Racine. I have always found that experiencing a different culture helps me question my assumptions and see my own culture a little differently.
One of the … read more.
On Wednesday night (Nov. 11th), after our second post-election discussion, I shared a benediction I had written that uses words that begin with “un” (in honor of our religion’s name). Someone suggested printing it up in case others might be interested in seeing it, so here … read more.
On Wednesday night (Nov. 11th), after our second post-election discussion, I shared a benediction I had written that uses words that begin with “un” (in honor of our religion’s name). Someone suggested printing it up in case others might be interested in seeing it, so … read more.
Last Sunday, at our Day of the Dead service, I told a story that was missing a few details, so it might not have made complete sense. (The problem was that, in collating my pages for the sermon, I inadvertently left out a page. I … read more.
Many of you know that I like learning new (and obscure) words–especially if they have an interesting pedigree. So you probably won’t be surprised when I tell you how much I enjoyed the article Lyn Gust put in last week’s Northliner about the word “acedia.” … read more.
Every once in a while someone will refer to the church as a business, as in “UCN has a product to sell” or “We can’t ignore our budget’s bottom line when we’re talking about how to expand our ministry.”
There is some truth to the church-as-a-business … read more.
I don’t know about the rest of you, but as I watch the news on the spread of COVID and witness our country’s dysfunctional politics, I find I’m in more need of humor than usual. Sometimes I just need a little distraction from the daily … read more.