Insisting on change for change’s sake

It’s not often that I quote National Post columnist, Andrew Coyne…ok, it’s never happened, but these might be extraordinary times. I’m writing on August 10th as Donald Trump is promising…

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Sometimes it’s good to take stock

Well, that year went fast! I was surprised to sit down and find myself already writing “Services for June”! Sometimes it’s good to take stock. We often do it at…

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Don’t you hate being sick?

Don’t you hate being sick? I mean, aside from the feeling lousy part of it, there is the ‘depending on others’ part that doesn’t always feel good for people who like…

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The #Makeitawkward campaign

Tuesday's Journal Editorial read: Sustained efforts needed to thwart racist behaviour. It was a well-timed article for me. I had been thinking for some time about the visit from Jesse Lipscombe…

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“We will be okay”

Well, it happened. Donald J. Trump was sworn in as the President of the United States on Friday, January 20. As close as I could tell, the sun rose on…

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The world, and near and far

As the news broke today that the NDP is seriously considering doing away with Daylight Savings, so did the news of the fall of Aleppo, the on again off again…

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A Happy Holidays column

Many of you have heard me complain about November. I hate it. It starts with the time change and goes down from there. There is Remembrance Day and some sad…

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If the world is getting you down

In my October 23rd sermon, “How do you affirm a Hitler?” I mostly spoke about the debilitating effects of hate. Towards the end of the sermon I showed an optimistic…

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The topic is Talking the Fear Out of Death

This month I have been invited by the Edmonton Community Foundation to give a lunchtime talk to lawyers, notaries and accountants during “Wills Week”. The topic is Talking the Fear Out…

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Canadian UU Report By Susan Ruttan

By Susan Ruttan National board member, Canadian Unitarian Council (a longer version of this was presented at the Jan. 28, 2018 Sunday service of Westwood Unitarian Congregation) On Jan. 17,…

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Autism

“Autism” a diversity-theme sermon by Rev. Brian J. Kiely  Unitarian Church of Edmonton September 11, 2016 Introduction This month we are asking “Where Do I See Diversity?”  In addressing this theme…

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