“Follow-ship”

A Reflection on MLK & his reluctant revolutionaries. Dawn Volpe is the pastor of Ephraim Moravian Church.  A native New Yorker, she served churches in the Bronx and the suburbs of Washington, DC before moving to Door County in 2010.  She and her husband of 25 years, Bob, are the parents of Robert, an artist […]

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The Unexpected Christ

Loren Eisely, the distinguished anthropologist, wrote a book entitled “The Unexpected Universe” in which he says the universe, contrary to earlier scientists who had wrapped it up in a neat package of law and order, is full of surprises. Who would have thought that human beings would first appear when ice covered most of the […]

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Rachel’s presentation will show how the Unitarian values of justice, compassion, worth and dignity connect to the local problem of human sex trafficking. She will share examples from her work with LOTUS Legal Clinic to raise awareness and show how people can help make a difference. Rachel will be available for questions and discussion after the service. Rachel Monaco-Wilcox is […]

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Exegesis: Good For You and Fun Too

Every field has its own technical words. Everyone who studies theology does a lot of exegesis: a fancy word for interpreting a text— usually, but not always, scripture. (The Supreme Court does exegesis on the Constitution every day.) It may sound boring, but it’s not! Biblical stories are great teaching tools. It was not for nothin’ […]

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The Language We All Share

Thomas Wolfe wrote: “It is not all bad, but it is not all good, it is not all ugly, but it is not all beautiful, it is life, life, life — the only thing that matters.” We are living in an extraordinary time full of vitality, discovery and transformative movements, but we also live in […]

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Our male children are in crisis and have been for decades now. Research shows that boys are more vulnerable than girls, even in terms of live birth rate, but also in finding their way in the world, trying to balance cultural “norms” of toughness with emotional expressiveness. The result of this collision, combined with institutions that […]

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Having It Out With Death

No one can be mature until they have arrived at the very high spiritual achievement of looking at death and accepting it, perhaps it is the last and highest of all achievements. It casts a mantle of significance over everything we do. Carlos Castenada says: Death is our eternal companion, always to our left, at […]

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Blues Traveler: The Good in Sad

It’s easy to get mired in sadness. But it’s also possible to let sorrow move through you and open you to the light within your heart. Just as anger can be a doorway into strength, and desire the force behind creativity, so sorrow can trigger soft-heartedness, humility, and other profound spiritual emotions. It’s a station […]

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Who’s in Charge?

We live in a paradigm of domination and control. Our political, economic, social, and cultural systems all have an expectation that someone will be in charge. Where does this expectation come from? Is it inherent in our binary brain or our binary sexuality? Is it an appropriate paradigm for the future? We’ll explore some ideas […]

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