Matthew Johnson

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We’re the faith of reason and science and dignity. There's nothing wrong with that. It’s just that too many of us have been taught by culture that what "smart" looks like is white, male, and middle class. We’ve been taught that credibility and authority are white. We’ve been taught that what...

Quote | By Matthew Johnson | May 15, 2017 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: #BlackLivesMatter, Anti-Oppression, Courage, Direct Experience, Identity, Living Our Faith, Multiculturalism, Oppression, Race/Ethnicity, Reason, Responsibility, Seven Principles, Unitarian Universalism

Given the increasing shortage of UU ministers, congregations might wish for a simple way to evaluate their own fitness for ministry. Ministers, likewise, might find an objective scale helpful in discerning whether a congregation is ready for them. This scale is similar to the hoped for outcomes...

By Matthew Johnson | March 26, 2016 | From LeaderLab
Tagged as: Healthy Behavior, Ministerial Transitions, Leadership Development

I want to say to all those who would close the door, who would be guided by fear instead of hope, who would clutch in scarcity rather than live in generosity, who would say “No, you can’t come here”— I want to say: How dare you. For the Lord your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, . .

Reading | By Matthew Johnson | December 7, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Acceptance, America, Anti-Oppression, Christianity, Direct Experience, Immigration, Inclusion, Justice, Secular

In eighth grade, we were assigned a project: to make a poster about some part of our ancestry. I made mine about the story of the 1930 migration, from Germany to the United States, of my great-grandmother, her husband, and their three children. My great-grandmother, Emma Johanna Jacoba Kranenburg...

Reading | By Matthew Johnson | December 7, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Acceptance, America, Anti-Oppression, Direct Experience, Family, Generations, Immigration, Inclusion, Multiculturalism, Prophetic Words & Deeds

For five thousand years, or more, more than fifteen thousand generations, human beings have been invoking spiritual power. My predecessors, and yours, have gathered together to make sense of their lives and their place in the cosmos. And they have spoken aloud, and invited what they conceived as...

Opening | By Matthew Johnson | January 21, 2015 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Awe, Direct Experience, Earth-Centered, Generations, History, Indigenous American, Meaning, Mystery, Power, Purpose

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