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Little Separation Between UU Principles and Life

Posted by T. Resnikoff // July 24th 2015 // #LivingUU, Future of Faith // no comments



Rev. Brian Ferguson

Minister San Marcos UU Fellowship

San Marcos, TX

Rev. Brian Ferguson sauntered through GA wearing a pair of very cool shoes. Much to the chagrin of their daughter Isla, Brian and his partner Natalie actually picked up matching pairs of these hand-painted deluxe kicks at Austin’s annual “Armadillo Christmas Bazaar.”

Reflecting on their bowling-shoe-like appearance Brian mused: “Why don’t people wear bowling shoes more often? They are just great shoes.” Agreed.


On #Living UU

“As a UU minister there seems to be very little separation between my UU principles and my life. But every so often it does fall-out. I always like what Martin Buber says, ‘Human beings are promise-making, promise-breaking, promise-renewing people.’”

“So there’s always that idea of when I do fail the principles I just promise to try and do better tomorrow than I did today and better today than I did yesterday.”

The authors of #Living UU are Beth Neavel-Cortez and Kristen Psaki. Beth is a free-lance journalist based in Austin, Texas. She is a life long Unitarian Universalist who knows that story-telling is what saves us. Kristen is a member of First Unitarian Society of Denver. She is pursuing ministerial ordination with Unitarian Universalist Association. Kristen loves chocolate and coffee, together or separately.

About the Author

Ted Resnikoff is the Digital Communications Editor at the Unitarian Universalist Association.
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