Boundaries and Barriers

“Something there is that doesn’t love a wall.”  (from Robert Frost, “The Mending Wall”) Something there is in each of us that longs to build bridges between our divisions, to connect across difference, to smash through barriers of racism, classism, sexism, oppression of all stripes. That something occasionally feels like it is at odds with…

Though We’ve Broken Our Vows…

October 11, 2015 In the aftermath of the Reformation, in England, a bunch of folks came to the realization that their religious and spiritual needs were not being well served by the priests chosen by the bishops who were in the pocket of the King.  The King wanted docile and obedient subjects, and he made…

The Big Tangled Ball

UU Church of the Palouse · October 4, 2015 Opening Words Today, we’ll reflect together on the mess we find ourselves in- on the big tangled ball of problems, challenges and pain that dwells at the center of our society, and also in our individual hearts.  The ball is made up of multiple Big Scary…