The following post will perhaps be of little interest to those not involved with Unitarian Universalism (UU). However I believe this issue has relevance in our broader society including the […]
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Why I swim in a fishbowl
My friend Lloyd Marshall posted the image below to Facebook last week. It prompted this post reflecting on “the spiritual but not religious” meme we hear regularly in post-church society. […]
My Secular talk for our local Unitarian ...
I’ve been reading quite a bit lately about Humanism and participating in our FreeThinker Book Club, and especially its role in the Unitarian movement. Thus, I took the opportunity this […]
Is Google Scholar a Filter Bubble?
A major goal of net-based mass media is to customize the feed that is delivered to each viewer received a unique screen that matches their interest and more importantly their likelihood of […]
What’s So New about the New Atheists?
Last week I gave the Sunday sermon at Westwood Unitarian Congregation here in Edmonton. While trying to organize my book shelves, I noticed that I had nine different books on Atheism […]
Retirement is like being on sabbatical –
As my first “academic” term as a retiree draws to a close, I’m reflecting on what it actually was like to be retired. We hear all the stories (about men […]
Unitarian Chalice Wheel
In this post I “show off” the carving I had commissioned from I Ketut Weda, a local woodcarver in Ubud, Bali. Unitarians are proud to both recognize and acknowledge the many spiritual […]
Buddhism and Thailand
This month, I enrolled in a 4 week course on Buddhism led by a member of our Unitarian Congregation here in Edmonton. I’ve always been interested in Eastern religions and […]
Joseph Priestley – The Man Who Invented
Here is a link to the text of the sermon I did at the Westwood Unitarian Fellowship on April 15 2012. The title comes from the great book by Steve […]
Unitarians and Religion on the Net
I was pleased to hear Rev Brian Kiely talk this morning at Westwood Unitarian Congregation, where I am a long term member. Brian spoke about the effect, impact and opportunity […]