The Courage to Imagine Forward

Roughy 10 years ago, Phyllis Tickle wrote a book about the Christian church called The Great Emergence. “Tickle’s basic thesis is that every 500 years, the Church goes through a rummage sale, and cleans out the old forms of spirituality and replaces it with new ones.” The target this time around is the Protestant church which, broadly speaking, … Continued

Out of the Center

Over the last five decades or more, many in Western culture have taken constructs of God out of the center. We have Decentered God, if you will, and often replaced the construct with ourselves – a bold initiative. What happens when we realize we’re coming up short? In these days of destabilization and deconstruction, what … Continued

Finding Courage to “Let Go”  

We are delighted to welcome Johanna (Jo) Murphy, our former director of religious exploration, back to Theodore Parker Church. Jo has completed her master of divinity at Harvard Divinity School, and is scheduled to see the Ministerial Fellowship Committee (MFC) in December, seeking Fellowship as a Unitarian Universalist Minister. From Jo: “When I was in … Continued

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