Give a Little Whistle

On the cover of the Unitarian Universalist World magazine was the picture of a white clapboard church building with a sign out front that read: We Don’t Do Guilt Sunday Service 10:30 It might be true that they had a service at 10:30 on Sundays. But it was not true that they did not do … Continued

Risks Worth Taking

Theologian Sharon Welch wrote a book years ago titled, “A Feminist Ethic of Risk.” In it, she suggests that we avoid risk because we’ve been taught that failure or unintended consequences are to be avoid, almost above all else. But much of how the world will turn out is unknowable. Choosing to avoid risk means not avoiding … Continued

Managing Risk

We have all heard people encourage us to take risks, to dream big, to go beyond our comfort zone and achieve what might otherwise seem unattainable. Good advice as far as it goes, but isn’t there a reason we reach for safety? Isn’t there a reason we pay lots of money to avoid risk of … Continued