Rebecca Ann Parker

Rebecca Ann Parker is coauthor of the critically-acclaimed Proverbs of Ashes: Violence, Redemptive Suffering, and the Search for What Saves Us and author of Blessing the World: What Can Save Us Now. An ordained United Methodist minister in dual fellowship with the Unitarian Universalist Association, she is president and professor of theology at Starr King School for the Ministry at the Graduate Theological Union. She lives in Oakland, California.

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Love this world, she whispers.

Poetry | By Rebecca Ann Parker | November 30, 2023 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Advent, Beauty, Brokenness, Earth, Love, Wholeness, Winter Solstice / Yule, Wonder, WorshipWeb, Worship

The power to choose is the power of life in the midst of brokenness.

Reading | By Rebecca Ann Parker | May 7, 2022 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: 1st Principle (Worth & Dignity), 2nd Principle (Justice, Equity, & Compassion), 4th Principle (Truth & Meaning), Activism, Body, Brokenness, Choice, Direct Experience, Humanism, Integrity, Self-Respect, Unitarian Universalism, WorshipWeb, Reproductive Justice, Worship

Thought-provoking perspectives on putting liberal religious values into action to address real problems in local communities and in the world.

Book | By Dorothy May Emerson, Mary McKinnon Ganz, Rebecca Ann Parker | From inSpirit: The UU Book and Gift Shop
Tagged as: Community, Living Our Faith, Nourishing the Spirit, Principles and Purposes, UU Identity, UU Theology, Faith Development, Social Justice, Vision for UUism

There is a Universal Love that has never broken faith with us and never will.

Affirmation | By Rebecca Ann Parker | April 21, 2020 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Acceptance, Compassion, Love, Peace, Presence, Unitarian Universalism

Hope rises. It rises from the heart of life, here and now, beating with joy and sorrow. Hope longs. It longs for good to be affirmed, for justice and love to prevail, for suffering to be alleviated, and for life to flourish in peace. Hope remembers. It remembers the dreams of those who have gone...

Responsive Reading | By John A. Buehrens, Rebecca Ann Parker | April 8, 2020 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Connections, Faith, Generations, Healing, Hope, Humanism, Love, Secular, Unitarian Universalism

Perhaps for a moment the typewriters will stop clicking, the wheels stop rolling the computers desist from computing, and a hush will fall over the city....

Poetry | By Rebecca Ann Parker | November 21, 2019 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Beauty, Direct Experience, Earth-Centered, Interdependence, Love, Mystery, Sacred, Transcendence, Winter Solstice / Yule

We remember the Magi, Observers of stars, Evidence-based seekers Who found their way to kneel before a baby. May we, too, kneel before life’s intricate mysteries Following the path of science-based searchers for truth We remember Mary, Birth-mother of a revolutionary prophet The fetus in her womb...

Prayer | By Rebecca Ann Parker | December 18, 2017 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Anti-Oppression, Christmas Eve / Christmas, Integrity, Living Our Faith, Multiculturalism, Prophetic Words & Deeds, Unitarian Universalism, Vulnerability

Your gifts—whatever you discover them to be— can be used to bless or curse the world. The mind's power, the strength of the hands, the reaches of the heart, the gift of speaking, listening, imagining, seeing, waiting Any of these can serve to feed the hungry, bind up wounds, welcome the...

Blessing | By Rebecca Ann Parker | February 9, 2017 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Anti-Oppression, Brokenness, Choice, Community, Humanism, Integrity, Living Our Faith, Love, Prophetic Words & Deeds, Purpose, Sacred, Secular, Service, Seven Principles, Unitarian Universalism

This is the key to the mystery, The Word became flesh.

Poetry | By Rebecca Ann Parker | December 1, 2016 | From WorshipWeb
Tagged as: Advent, Awe, Body, Christianity, Christmas Eve / Christmas, Connections, God, Immanence, Sacred, Unitarian Universalism, Wonder

An emotionally gripping combination of memoir and theology...

Book | By Rebecca Ann Parker, Rita Nakashima Brock | From Beacon Press
Tagged as: History, History

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