Category Archives: Jim Adkisson

the prayer of compassion for Knoxville

I feel obligated to write something about the tragedy in Knoxville but I’m not sure I can add anything to what’s already been said in the UU blogosphere as well as other bloggers around the net.

I feel obligated to say something because I am a leader in my congregation and I suspect to my handful of readers I am probably one of very few, if any, UUs they know.

Often in the wake of events like this we are compelled to ask “why”. Why do things like this happen? I cannot answer that. I’m not sure that anyone can answer that with any certainty.

For me, it challenges my belief in the goodness of people. Although I hate what Jim David Adkisson did, Continue reading