Speaker: Rev. Rod Richards

To Be or To Become

We welcome you here, saying that you are accepted just as you are…and then we encourage your (and our own) “transformation.” So which is it?

Inciting Resurrection

It began as a misspoken phrase by a lawyer for then-President Donald Trump, but the phrase (quite apart from its original context) has stayed with me. How would we go about inciting resurrection?

Traveling Light

What should we bring on the journey? Reflections on the story of liberation contained in Exodus as the Jewish celebration of Passover begins.

Letting the Science Speak

In the search for truth and meaning, we claim as one of our Sources: Humanist teachings which “which counsel us to heed the guidance of reason and the results of science, and warn us against idolatries of the mind and spirit.”


Beloved. It’s an interesting word, right? Is it different than “loved”? Is it just more formal? And how does it connect with “Community”?

Love Will Tear Us Apart

I’ve always been intrigued by this provocative title of a song by Joy Division. Lately, I’ve been wondering how this shows up in our world. Does love, in being a threat to current systems, appear threatening to some? Is love, in being a challenge to … read more.

When I Know I’m Right

It is difficult to open myself to opposing–or even alternative–viewpoints when I know that I’m right. And yet, I must support what I believe is right when confronting what is wrong…right? How do we balance compassionate listening with courageous conviction?