Some Post-Roe What Ifs

May 3, 2022 – Rev. Kelli Clement There’s no doubt that the leaked draft of the SCOTUS opinion in the Dobbs v. Jackson case is bad in all the ways: it purports not just to gut Roe but to overturn Roe and Casey. Fifty years of settled case law, and the ability to have agency over our most intimate and… Read More »Some Post-Roe What Ifs

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Forgetting to Exist

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In order to be spiritually and mentally healthy, it is absolutely imperative that each of us not forget to exist.

Getting All Meta About It

Both Unitarian Universalism and Humanism are products of the nineteenth century idea that all religions come from a common source–perhaps a god, perhaps the human mind. There is a dark side to this conviction.  Text of Talk (PDF): Getting All Meta About It

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Going Meta with G.K. Chesterton

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We live in stories. We live so deeply and completely in stories that it’s hard to see the narratives that we live inside as narratives. In unexamined life, the stories we have been told and the stories we’ve learned to tell ourselves appear to be “reality.” In order to see the stories for what they are, we have to stop, take a… Read More »Going Meta with G.K. Chesterton

Seedbeds and Worms (Buddhas and Flies)

The great Japanese poet Kobayashi Issa wrote, “Where there are humans / You’ll find flies / And Buddhas.” Our theme for the month of May is Nurturing Beauty. Who doesn’t love beauty, but too often the nurturing part gets onerous.  Text of Talk (PDF): Seedbeds and Worms (Buddhas and Flies)

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That Certainty Thing

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As the sacred center of Greek society, the Temple of Apollo at Delphi has long represented the core of European thought. Everyone in Europe and its many colonies knows the first of the injunctions written on the temple’s wall: γνῶθι σεαυτόν (gnōthi seautón, ”know thyself”) Wise and difficult words if ever there were wise and difficult words. And, oh, my,… Read More »That Certainty Thing