Counting the Costs

We live in a society that is obsessed about the prices of everything, but has a harder time calculating what things actually cost. What is the price of generosity? What is the cost of not being generous?

Becoming Fools

“Do not deceive yourselves”, Paul wrote to the Corinthians. “If you think that you are wise in this age, you should become fools so that you may become wise.”

It’s Not the Heat; It’s the Humility

Humility has always been considered a spiritual virtue, yet one cannot find it mentioned anywhere in our principles or mission or covenant. What does humility mean? What gifts might it bring to our culture at large?

April Is the Cruelest Month

“To what purpose, April, do you return again?” asked poet Edna St. Vincent Millay. “Beauty is not enough.” And, indeed, it is not enough when one faces depression or despair. How can we respond, within our own lives and to others?

Pointing at the Moon

Sometimes it is hard not to view religion as a negative influence on individuals and communities, with the histories and present-day realities of religious strife and violence and intolerance. Our Universalist heritage calls us to seek the underlying commonalities in teachings of justice and compassion, … read more.