David and Goliath

The Biblical story of David and Goliath, in which a giant is slain with a sling and five smooth stones, provides an apt parable for our own times and suggests tools and methods for challenging systems of oppression. A close examination of this story provides a framework for individual and societal transformation.

The Great Family of All Souls

In the Christian tradition, All Souls Day has been a time to remember everyone who has died, everyone who has been part of the gathered community. The phrase “All Souls” has a particularly Unitarian connotation because of something that one of our own “saints,” William Ellery Channing, said: “I am a living member of the great Family of All Souls; and I cannot improve or suffer myself without diffusing good or evil around me through an ever-enlarging sphere. What does it mean for us to be a community of All Souls in the 21st century?

Won’t Get Fooled Again

The results of the 2016 presidential election and subsequent political and social developments caught a great many people by surprise. As 2020 approaches, how are we as people of faith prepared for the outcome—whatever it might be?