The Religious Atheist

Faith is not about belief. It is about nurturing what binds us together. It is about building the world we dream of, together. Let us not define ourselves by what we reject, but instead about what we hope to create, by what is truly worthy of our most sincere devotion, all guided by the mission we serve. Music by Crossing Chorale, and Men of Crossing Chorale.

Rev. Scott and his wife Rev. Anya Sammler-Michael serve as Senior Co-Ministers of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Montclair, New Jersey. Besides participating in various Justice and Arts initiatives in and around Montclair, Reverend Scott thrives outside the congregation as a musician and music producer, currently working on the second release of his Celtic Rock Fusion band, Dragons Head.

January Theme: Integrity
We know that integrity is about the way we act: acting in alignment with our values, acting honestly, acting faithfully. In this sense, it is forward-looking. But it’s easy to forget that integrity also is about looking backward. In other words, it’s not just about how well we act; it’s about how well we remember. Important life lessons come our way. Some of them stick and some slip away. Our integrity is determined by whether we remember them or forget, whether we hold our life lessons close or let them evaporate.