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Year in Review: 2015

I wasn’t entirely sure that I was going to write a 2015 year-in-review post, but now it comes down to the end of the line and here we are and it’s time for some reflection, maybe. Maybe not a full … Continue reading

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Growing Edges

That’s the paradox I’m sitting with, at this turn of the wheel: trying to find my own voice and my own balance and the confidence to speak from the authority of my own deep imperfection, with all its cracks and thin spots. This is a hard thing and, well, I can only do it imperfectly. Continue reading

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Response to Open Letter

I received today by email a response from the Reverend Sarah Lammert, Director of Ministries and Faith Development, to yesterday’s open letter which I am sharing here, with permission. PDF here, text of the letter behind the fold.

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Open Letter to UUA Leadership

I write in response to the recent series of decisions leading to the defunding and discontinuation of the Regional Sub-Committees on Candidacy (RSCCs) and the resulting changes to the ministerial credentialing process, including the development of an in-care process for those discerning and following a call to ministry.

As a seminarian in formation, one who has been both embedded in and occasionally critical of our existing process, I welcome the decision to make these necessary changes and am still deeply disappointed in the execution of this transition. Continue reading

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Sing Like a Canary

The world moves quicker than I do, these days. Juggling all the things is not my greatest strength, and as time-sensitive as blogging can be, it takes a back burner to other kinds of deadlines. Just over a week ago … Continue reading

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Leaning on the Everlasting Arms

Leaning, leaning, safe and secure from all alarms, Leaning, leaning, leaning on the everlasting arms! If I ever learned the old hymn “Leaning on the Everlasting Arms” it had slipped from my conscious memory decades ago. Even now it does … Continue reading

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