Category: Minister’s Blog

Another level of war atrocities

Trigger warning: sexual assault is mentioned

Dear Church,

After service today (April 3), I arrived home to a news reports of rape as a war crime in Ukraine. The horror of war is real and few escape being wounded or scarred in some way. For the civilians … read more.

Read along with Rev. Mitra

Dear St. John’s,

As you may know, I have enrolled in a Doctorate in Ministry program at Lexington Theological Seminary. In August, I will be taking a class called Building Capacity for Transformative Ministries. I just ordered the books for that class and thought I … read more.

Rev. W. H. G. Carter and religion and race

Dear Church,

I would like to invite you into a new experience with me.  The next three sermons will be on a related theme. Sometimes we need to be very intentional in telling stories about racism here.

Let’s begin with song.

You may have noticed the song “Lift … read more.

Water Communion Blessing

Some of you have asked for the little blessing I wrote for this year’s Water Communion and the list of dates for other outdoor Sundays. Both are below. I want to thank you all for creatively re-imagining a way to be together.

A Water Communion … read more.

On The Death Penalty

In the early 1970s, the Unitarian Universalist at General Assembly made a public statement against the death penalty.  At St. John’s, the effort to end the death penalty found an echo in a congregation-wide resolution on peace and a more recent resolution against racism.  For, … read more.