Christine Tata has enjoyed visiting Red River from time to time through the years to preach, lead workshops, and appreciate the growth and sincerity of this fellowship. She brings a lifelong interest in religion and spirituality, a variety of academic and professional credentials, and pastoral experience as ordained minister for several progressive congregations. Christine now writes on Medium.com as Rev Dr Sparky, continuing in her mission to inspire courage in the face of absurdity.
“One Thing at Once” The Rev. Dr. Christine Tata, speaking
The blessing of contemplating the vastness of our world is that it keeps us from taking ourselves too seriously. But when we see this hurting world in all its complexity, it’s easy to despair—what difference can … read more.
In anxious times, Unitarian Universalists draw upon many sources of religious wisdom, including Jewish and Christian teachings that counsel us to be pure and meek and gentle. In really anxious times, when shadows seem to loom, we … read more.
The meme machines are working full time to register every crisis we face as one of Titanic proportions—and us people are just helpless, hopeless fools, doomed to rearranging the deck chairs on a ship that’s destined to sink. But nobody actually rearranged any deck chairs … read more.
Curious about Sunday? Watch Christine’s Promo video here.
Hard question: Is “truth” even a thing anymore? How about facts? Do we even know what our opinions really are? Join the Rev Dr Christine on September 13 for a special time of spiritual reflection specifically designed … read more.
For years Christine gritted her teeth whenever she heard Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah”—and she heard it playing everywhere for a while, as it became one of his mainstream successes. As much … read more.
Quick quiz: When you look at a Jackson Pollock painting, do you see: a) random paint splatter; ii) fine art; or 3) a crime scene? Ask the same question about the whole universe and before you … read more.
Dr. Tata returns to Red River with an oddly coherent message from the apocalyptic Book of Revelation. Turns out John’s Revelation isn’t a fanatical religious rant. Even in the first century, we were warned against the idolatries of empire, and the warning is even more … read more.