Lora Barnett

Seasons: A Natural Theology of Change

As our year turns from summer to fall, let us take time to notice how our lives too are marked by seasons of change. Join Lora Barnett, (on her last Sunday with us as our Sunday sabbatical minister!) as she reflects on how nature is often our best teacher in learning to embrace the many … Continued

Already Whole, Already Holy

What would happen if instead of seeing ourselves as broken, in progress, imperfect or otherwise less than, we instead insisted that we are already and always whole? What if we are already creative, resourceful and wholly capable of solving the complex challenges that confront us in our daily lives? What might happen if we just … Continued

And Justice for All?

As UU’s our principles and values call us to respond to injustice but doing so has too often been a matter of political and social conscience rather than prophetic or theological conscience. What might be gained if we dared to boldly claim our theological territory in search for whole justice in the public square?

On Being White

As our community launches into the next phase of our anti-racist work, it seems prudent to pause and ask- what does it mean to “be white?” Join Lora Barnett as she recalls how she came to terms with this on a recent trip through Southern Africa and the lessons learned there.

The Feminine Divine

Did God have a wife? Yes. He did. Her name was Asherah. But she and many other whispers of the feminine aspects of God have been covered over or deleted. Join Lora Barnett as she tours the Hebrew Bible with the help of radical feminist scholars dedicated to restoring the fullness of God’s feminine heart.

Singing in the Night

What does prayer mean to us as religious liberals in a multi-faith congregation? Does it work? Should you do it? Join our sabbatical minister Lora Barnett as she explores the practice and theology of prayer for modern UU folks.

The Gilded Cage

Racism is real and what and how we think about race matters as we seek to undertake anti-oppression work as individuals and collectively. Join Lora Barnett as she shares how even the stories we know well from our own families of origin can be keys to unlocking and unleashing a holy amount of justice love.

Of Miracles and Blessings

We all have experienced odd coincidences in our lives but most of us are loathe to claim a supernatural hand in their occurrence. And yet, there seems to be mystery at the heart of our living and loving.

The Positive Trauma of Transformation

Change is indeed a constant of our lives and yet most of us resist change. What if we could be more skillful in the face of the inevitable changes of our lives? What if instead of resisting or struggling in change we could learn to thrive?