In our “Week in the Word” feature, I try to share a southern progressive voice of faith.
Recently I heard this truly challenging and life-giving talk by the Rev. Meg Barnhouse, pastor of First Unitarian-Universalist Church of Austin, TX. I hope it opens up your awareness to the ways in which our judgment of others and ourselves stand in the way of love, compassion, and true happiness.
Here is Rev. Barnhouse’s wonderful musical description of the sort of community she tries to build with her ministry: