Category Archives: Mind of the Minister

The Intellectual Condescension of White Liberals

The denial is staggering. My colleagues are weighing in, one by one and then in a rush, commenting on Facebook and e-mails and in messages about their conversations with white parishioners who don’t get it, who are sunk up to … Continue reading

Posted in Mind of the Minister, Social Justice, Unitarian Universalism | 10 Comments

Sane Holidays

I wrote this yesterday on my Facebook Page and it got a lot of “shares,” so I’m posting it here, too: Now is the time to strategize the holidays so that you don’t get suckered into doing things or going … Continue reading

Posted in Greatest Hits, memories, Mind of the Minister | Comments Off

Reflections On Andover-Newton Theological School, Or Why I Will Not Be At the Inauguration

One of my alma maters, Andover-Newton Theological School, is in crisis even as it is preparing to inaugurate the Rev. Martin Copenhaver as its president tomorrow, October 5, 2014. The community learned this past week through a letter from Martin … Continue reading

Posted in Mind of the Minister, Theological Reflection | 37 Comments