How do we open ourselves and our communities to provide a real (if raggedy) welcome? How do we move from perfection to practice?
Speaker: Rev. Rod Richards
“Triangulation” is a mathematical process, but also has a psychological meaning. How does it work, exactly? And what meaning does it have in creating community?
The traditional ways in which we come together can, after a time, seem unchangeable. How can we step back and take a look at existing forms…and consider some new shapes?
Nature vs. nurture is a debate that goes on in many arenas, though it is rarely answered once and for all. Though we are born, certainly, with the capacity for loving, it is up to us what we do with that inherent capability.
…and the political is personal. It is tempting to want to step away from the messy world of politics altogether, yet it touches our personal lives in many ways. In just such a way, our personal lives inform our political action.
Today, we reflect on the complications, conflicts, and confusion that often circle around fatherhood in our present culture. What are healthy models of masculinity? How do we approach gender roles in parenting and simply being a person?
Beauty, the saying goes, is in the eye of the beholder. But how is it that we come to recognize beauty? What qualities does it hold?
Oftentimes, it is music that most clearly marks the seasons of our lives. Songs accompany us across turning points, and sometimes music helps to create change, inspire growth, and give auditory shape to that which is difficult to articulate any other way.
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Curiosity, it is said, can be an antidote to cynicism. Rather than resting in our certainty of the worst, how can we be curious about even the most troubling things that are happening in our lives and in our world?
As we remember loved ones who have died today, we can’t help but wonder about the possibilities of what happens after death. Most of us join with Iris Dement’s sentiment: let the mystery be. However, sometimes the mystery won’t let us be.