What is Ministry?

What is Ministry?
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As an ordained minister, I know that ministry includes much more than the work of clergy. In Anyone’s Ministry by Gordon B. McKeeman I encountered definitions and descriptions of ministry resonant with my own. According to McKeeman: Ministry is a quality of...
A Spiritual Posture  of Embrace

A Spiritual Posture of Embrace
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“We need souls that can take in the world in all its complexity and diversity, yet still maintain our integrity. And we need souls that can love and be in relationship with all of this complexity. Instead of fight or flight, we need a spiritual posture of embrace.”...
Creating Community Because We Have To

Creating Community Because We Have To
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A year ago I participated in a “collaboratory” hosted by UU Ministry for Earth. People from various locations within Unitarian Universalism gathered to consider ways to increase awareness and action around issues of environmental/climate/ecological justice within...
The Gift of Perspective

The Gift of Perspective
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The meditation topic for this, the 13th day of my Lenten practice, using Outstretched Wings of the Spirit is “perspective”: “…Perspective enables us to see things somewhat in the whole. Having a supreme objective, we see different situations...
Nothing Alien

Nothing Alien
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In the days after her death last year, the media ran many of their interviews with Maya Angelou. In more than one, she quoted Terence: “I am a human being, nothing human can be alien to me.” More than once, she mentioned her connection as a child of God to “the brute,...
It’s Happening

It’s Happening
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Well, here we are. Three days into the second month of the New Year and I’ve already fallen short on many of my resolutions. How about you? Clearly there’s nothing new about this, it happens to lots of us every year. Yet this year, I’m finding myself less tempted to...