Third time’s a charm

Congratulations to UUA President Bill Sinkford . . . for getting his picture placed three times on the front page of

Twice from the front, once from the back. I think this is a new record in overexposure.

Screenshot of on 7 August 2005

By Scott Wells

Scott Wells, 46, is a Universalist Christian minister doing Universalist theology and church administration hacks in Washington, D.C.


  1. – I’ve had a growing discomfort with Sinkford’s use of the UUA website as a vehicle for self promotion. But this over-exposure began early in his presidency, when a large number of front-page posting began to be about him.

    I would expect this kind of exposure on a denominational web-site where the denomination is episcopal in polity. So why, in a congregationaly governed denomination, do we have a president who is exposed on the UUA website as if he were minister to a national congregation? Maybe I’m quibbling over small details, but I thought we were still the Unitarian Universalist Association of CongregationS (the big-S is to emphasize plural congregations).

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