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The Rev. Dr. W. Frederick WoodenW. Frederick Wooden

The Rev. Dr. W. Frederick Wooden, senior minister of the Fountain Street Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan, looks at how liberal religion has been impacted by the events of 9/11. He previously served the First Unitarian Congregational Society in Brooklyn, New York, was an editor and contributor to Singing the Living Tradition, and served on the UUA's Commission on Appraisal.


Great trees of life
People are not trees, of course, but old people have many of the traits we revere in trees.
By W. Frederick Wooden 3.14.11

Why I'm sticking with classics
My reasons for reading Hawthorne, Melville, and Dante are hardly noble.
By W. Frederick Wooden 4.7.08

American myths reconsidered
Five years after 9/11, Americans still live in the wreckage of old ideas. Religious liberals have a chance to build a new theology adequate to our complex times. Will we rise to the challenge?
By W. Frederick Wooden 9.11.06

New songbook explores new music styles
Singing the Journey represents the arrival of a new a generation of Unitarian Universalism.
By W. Frederick Wooden 8.22.05

Where is the line between life and death?
How long should someone, unable to live on her own, be kept alive?
By W. Frederick Wooden 9.1.04

9-11 postcard from Brooklyn
The minister of a Unitarian Universalist church in Brooklyn describes a day of shock and mourning.
By W. Frederick Wooden 1.1.02