Category Archives: Unitarian

Lean In vs Lean Out, and thoughts on diversity

I recently read “Lean Out” by Dawn Foster, a response to “Lean In” by Sheryl Sandberg. It gave me a lot to think about. I think these books together highlight two contrasting approaches to resolving inequality: one is to try to remove differences and distinctions … Continue reading

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The frustrations of trying to build community

It’s about time I updated my blog on my Sunday Assembly journey. I have barely mentioned it since Sunday Assembly Edinburgh was born over two years ago! So – it turns out it’s pretty challenging to establish a secular equivalent … Continue reading

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The Sunday Assembly: church without God

I first heard about the Sunday Assembly (dubbed the “atheist church”) in the news earlier this year. Taking the form of a church service, it is a communal celebration of life (without any reference to a deity), aiming to help … Continue reading

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God Revised

A while ago, I attended a service at my local Unitarian church led by a guest minister: Galen Guengerich from New York. I enjoyed it enough to want to read his book “God Revised: how religion must evolve in a … Continue reading

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And so it goes with God

“I told you two stories that account for the 227 days in between.” “Yes, you did.” “Neither explains the sinking of the Tsimtsum.” “That’s right.” “Neither makes a factual difference to you.” “That’s true.” “You can’t prove which story is … Continue reading

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Liking questions and liking answers

I’m not sure why it is that the tagline of my blog reads, ” … a woman who loves questions more than answers.” I actually seem to be one of those who prefers certainty, despite my protestations that too much … Continue reading

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Naturalism: is it just another story?

I posted an article by Mike Young, “Living with Theological Diversity” over a year ago and I thought I would post it again. It is about seeing theology (and atheology!) as language. Seeing it as a model rather than reality; … Continue reading

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