Parson to Person

June 30, 2020

Parson to Person: “Sign of the Times” June 26, 2020

In the fall of 2017, Unitarian Church North installed a “Black Lives Matter” sign in front of the church. So did many other UU congregations (including […]
June 24, 2020

Parson to Person: “The Difference Between a Tomb and a Womb,” June 19, 2020

As we look at the controversy around COVID restrictions (when to open up businesses, when to wear a mask, etc.) and around the news stories about […]
June 16, 2020

Parson to Person: “Legacy: Ed’s, Yours, and Mine,” June 12, 2020

At a time like this, when we think about recent deaths of UCN members (Darlene Lochbihler on May 26th and Ed Friedrichs on May 29th)–I find […]
June 12, 2020

Parson to Person: “A President, a King, and a Minister,” Jan. 31, 2020

Since we celebrated M L King Sunday on January 19th, and we are on the cusp of February (Black History Month), I thought I’d mention a […]
June 12, 2020

Parson to Person: “Peace and Unrest,” Oct. 4, 2019

You may have noticed that I have begun ending the services I lead at UCN with the words “peace and unrest.” If you were at the […]
June 5, 2020

Parson to Person:  “Hope: The Thing with Feathers” June 5, 2020

There is so much happening in our country right now that it’s hard to absorb it all. For one thing, we are dealing with COVID-19–which is […]
June 3, 2020

Parson to Person: “Darlene,” May 29, 2020 

Many of us, I’m sure, are thinking about the recent death of Darlene Lochbihler. I didn’t know her for as long as many of you, but […]
May 22, 2020

Parson to Person: “A 12th-Century Ladder of Love,” May 22, 2020

The Jewish philosopher Maimonides (1136-1204) once wrote a Guide for the Perplexed, in which he created a “ladder of charity” with 8 rungs on it: The […]
May 15, 2020

Parson to Person: “New Words to an Old Battle Hymn” May 15, 2020

At last Sunday’s virtual Mothers’ Day service, I introduced a new verse to “Battle Hymn of the Republic.” (Julia Ward Howe, who introduced America’s first Mothers […]