I have a picture of my brother Graham and me when we were elementary age, standing together with Pluto between us. I should clarify that I mean Pluto the dog, not the dwarf planet. I should also say we were at Disneyland, so this wasn’t a random person dressed up as Pluto at a local […]
"Faith Matters" Blog
Welcome to "Faith Matters," the Monday blog written by UUCF's ministers and congregational lay leaders.
Sustaining a Religious Exploration Program of Substance and Significance
“The great end in religious instruction is not to stamp our minds upon the young, but to stir up their own … Not to give them a definite amount of knowledge, but to inspire a fervent love of truth.” These words, written in 1837 by William Ellery Channing, one of the most influential ministers in […]
The Privilege of Breath
Growing up in the Midwest raised by Depression-era parents, my brother and I were taught the philosophy of “waste not, want not.” One never took more than one’s share. We repaired, recycled (out of necessity, not because it was a “thing”) and reused. The idea of renovating one’s kitchen because it was out of style […]