coffee and dignity

There’s an old joke, that if the building were burning, the priest would run in to save the sacraments, and the rabbi would run in to save the Torah, and the Unitarian Universalist minister would run in to save the coffee pot. As today *is* National Coffee Day, I do lift up that wondrous beverage…and I lift up the idea that we UUs are much more interested in seeking justice than the perfect blend of magic ~read more~

bathroom of heresy

The Bathroom of Heresy was created by two of my colleagues (names withheld to protect the guilty), when their seminary living quarters shared a bathroom.  They decorated it with religious images both sacred and profane, setting fine art next to contemporary kitsch.  They displayed everything from tracts handed them on street corners to postcards with Jesus pointing the way to Las Vegas.  There was a reproduction of a Renaissance painting near a wind-up “boxing nun” ~read more~