This House

The Rev. Evan Keely, Interim Minister It is difficult to think of any religious practice or of any people in the history of humankind that has not held some physical place to be holy, to be of enduring and sacrosanct value to the community. Mount Sinai in Judaism, the Deer Park in Buddhism, the River Ganges in Hinduism are places infused with…

The Binding of Isaac

Opening Words: Genesis 22:1-19 Meditation in Words O God of every nation, as our nation prepares for another Memorial Day, open our minds and our hearts to grateful remembrance of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. We do not always understand why those sacrifices were made, yet we remember them for who they were, our neighbors and our friends, our ancestors…

Taxonomies

Reflections on clergy leadership. The Rev. Evan Keely, Interim Minister While any responsible individual will hasten to acknowledge a fine line between archetypes and stereotypes, and to admit that any perspective can be subjective and impressionistic, I have nevertheless observed certain archetypes among Unitarian Universalist ministers. It is entirely possible that both of these archetypal concepts are simplistic, that this whole line…

Finding Resilience for Times Like These

As people of faith, we must confront hatred, bigotry, and white nationalism as part of a long-term sustanined movement – not an every-now-and-again thing. Where can we find strength for ongoing resistance? And how can we remain resilient in the face of such renewed racism and systemic injustice?