Minister’s Blog

An Open Letter on Gun Control

On July 27, 2008 a gunman walked into the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church in Knoxville, Tennessee and opened fire.  In a matter of minutes 2 people were killed and many others wounded.  On that day, the youth were performing a musical which included children … read more.

Reflection on Parkland, Florida

When I was a child in Oklahoma, we had tornado drills in case disaster struck. We would line up in the hall facing the wall, crouch on our knees, tuck our heads and lace our fingers over the back of our necks for protection from … read more.

Tulsa Time

Dear Church,

This week Alice and I will be in Tulsa, Oklahoma taking a class titled, “Multi-Racial Congregations as Faith Formation.”  It promises to be well worthwhile.

This trip means something else to me as well.

From the start of 5th grade until the end of 10th, my … read more.

Sabbatical

If I don’t say it enough, let me say it again, I love St. John’s! I find this church to be creative and engaged; willing to try new things while respectful of a unique and beautiful history; kind even while challenging the inequities in which … read more.

Sabbatical

If I don’t say it enough, let me say it again, I love St. John’s! I find this church to be creative and engaged; willing to try new things while respectful of a unique and beautiful history; kind even while challenging the inequities in which … read more.

World events are rarely so clear…

World events are rarely so clear as they were this past weekend.  The violence and hatred expressed and experienced in Charlottesville reminds us that evil exists.  We must name evil, condemn it, and dedicate ourselves to the great source of goodness that will always triumph … read more.