About Best of UU
I love Unitarian Universalism.
I believe we have a message of hope and redemption that is the means to the very salvation of our bruised and broken world.
Because I am so personally invested in this liberal religious movement, sometimes I am moved to criticize aspects of it in terms far from gentle - from individual behavior to what I see as systemic problems to aspects of worship and conversation. Sometimes, it seems, those criticisms are all that come out passionately and eloquently, and are what stir spirited discussion with other UUs both online and off.
However, the Good News of Unitarian Universalism far outweighs the areas needing improvement. Our faith allows each and every human being to strive to be the person they are called to be. We live an examined spiritual life, valuing the power of individual intellect and reason in matters of theology, and treasuring each individual piece of Truth as part of a Whole. We are building the Beloved Community here on earth, one soul at a time.
This faith is full of brilliant, inspired and inspiring people. This blog is my attempt to collect various writings that reflect the best of what our faith has to offer the world. I post longer pieces every Tuesday and Thursday, with occasional “Bonus Posts” of poems or other reflections.
I’m only one person, though, and can’t read the whole internet myself! If you’ve come across something in your wanderings that you would like to see here, please send me a url using the contact form linked in the sidebar. Submission guidelines are also listed there.
This web site is a labor of love, and I do not receive any kind of compensation for it or for including any particular writings.
This site runs on Wordpress, with a template designed by me, with graphics designed by me.
The purpose of this site is NOT to pass off others’ writings as my own, or to violate any copyright. Writings are collected here with the intention of exposing their message to a larger, appreciative audience. If I have quoted your work and you would like it removed from the site, please leave a comment on the pertinent post. All comments are emailed directly to me, and I will comply with your request upon receipt. You can also use the contact form linked in the sidebar - please just make sure to include the url of the post in question.