Rev. Tina Squire

The Interplay of Abundance and Growth

Journalist Thom Hartmann states that we need a certain subsistence level of provision to feel happy, but above a certain point, having more stuff does not increase our bliss. Research by Ravi Mehta shows that perceived scarcity of goods can make us use products in more creative ways. When does an awareness of abundance allow … Continued

Strengthening Our Core: the Partnership of Courage and Justice

Standing for justice often requires bravery yet, often, those who do the dangerous right thing do not see themselves as especially heroic.  Their acts stem from a life and community that clearly know the best course of action. The Rev. Erika Hewitt notes that the origin of the word courage, is the Latin word “cor,” … Continued

The Transformational Power of Welcome

In recent years several different denominations have embraced the term “radical hospitality.”  The word “radical” comes from the term “root” and suggests change that goes to the core of who we are. Numerous writers affirm that both those who give and those who receive deeply generous welcome are profoundly altered by the practice.  We will … Continued