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thelivelytradition

Co-Existing with Fundamentalist Religion

Last Sunday, as most of you know, Operation Save America disrupted the Sunday Service at the First Unitarian Church of New Orleans. They interrupted the minister who was presiding over a moment of ... [read more]

thelivelytradition

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Caute

". . . the readiness to receive is all. Without that what can be given?" — A summer cycle ride with Bugbee and Beethoven

The Raleigh Superbe in Babraham Park Today I took the Raleigh Superbe out for a spin up to Wandlebury, along the Roman Road,  down to Babraham (where I stopped at the George Inn for a pin... [read more]

Caute

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Ideas from UU World

Seminary 3.0

IDEAS: Meadville Lombard has transformed its approach to theological education. [read more]

Ideas from UU World

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Planting God Communities

The Spirituality of Missional Messiness

By Rev. Ron Robinson Preached in Bartlesville, OK, Sunday, July 27, 2014 This past month at the General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association in Providence, Rhode Island, I led a works... [read more]

Planting God Communities

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Our Inherent Worth

Education Should Do No Harm - My Sunday Eunice News Commentary published July 27, 2014

Should Louisiana taxpayers “keep it simple,” and allow high-priced Common Core education contracts to be funded in violation of our state contracting laws? That was the suggestion of Stephen Wa... [read more]

Our Inherent Worth

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Rev. Cyn

Blogging Updates

This is just a quick post to say that I've been writing less for this Rev. Cyn blog in part because I've been writing for other locations.   If you want to be reading more from me than you'... [read more]

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A Unitarian Universalist Minister in Mississippi

Walking Toward Trouble

Almost four years ago on July 29 2010, I was in Arizona to protest and prevent the implementation of the nation’s harshest anti-immigration law.  I was asked to be there by colleague Rev. Su... [read more]

A Unitarian Universalist Minister in Mississippi

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PeaceBang

Dear Mother Universalism

Scott Wells, a foremost historian of Universalism (writing exclusively on-line), offers a pointed correction to the simplistic and sentimental treatment of Universalism proffered in too many UU ser... [read more]

PeaceBang

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The Liberal Pulpit

This Week's Prayer

Dear abiding ground of belonging, security, home,On this weekend of celebration and fireworks on behalf of our nation, let us give thanks. We are grateful for our homeland of resources, wealth, opp... [read more]

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Auspicious Jots

It's like that thing when something does you know

I have a bad case of CRS. It's better than Alzheimers but worse than just being a dingbat. CRS for you youth who don't have to worry yourselves with these sorts of problems is Can't Remember Stu... [read more]

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UU PLANET Ministry and Media

UU Gotta Tweet at #UUAGA video Crash Course

Friends, I told people using the UUA’s mobile General Assembly event app that I’d make a quick tutorial on how to get started on Twitter.   Here it is! In this video I walk you through... [read more]

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RevThom

Sermon: "Goodbye from Holmes' Prairie" (Delivered 6-15-14)

Liturgy for Worship Opening Words – Otherwise by Jane Kenyon Prayer – by Martha Munson, adapted Reading – We Give Thanks by Max Coots Hymns #38 “Morning Has Broken”, #15 “The Lone Wild ... [read more]

RevThom

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Ms. Kitty’s Saloon and Road Show

Flowers For our Fathers

  FLOWERS FOR OUR FATHERSRev. Kit Ketcham, June 15, 2014            On Fathers’ Day and Mothers’ Day, we honor the parents who ga... [read more]

Ms. Kitty’s Saloon and Road Show

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Carrots and Ginger

Mrs. McNeil Music of Ithaca’s Top 5 ways to support local music:

5. Get the Door: If a musician walks past you carrying an amp/ drum/ bass-cabinet/harp grab the door for them. That stuff’s heavy, and it’s nice to know you care. 4. Get it Live: Planning a wed... [read more]

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Just Wondering

Millennials and Unitarian Universalist Identity: A Reaction to Rev. Dr. Terasa Cooley

I recently attended a barbecue at the home of a retired Unitarian Universalist minister. As he offered a blessing for the meal, the host gave thanks for the eras of ministry represented in the gath... [read more]

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ministrare

女性に喜んでもらえる告白

女性からすれば、男性から告白をされると嬉しいものです。 自分が気になっている、または好意を持っている男性のほうから告白されたら、最高... [read more]

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Celestial Lands

On Behalf of a Grateful Nation — Sermon by Rev. David Pyle

Last preached on May 25th, 2014 As both a Unitarian Universalist Minister, and as a Reserve Military Chaplain, I have conducted over a dozen military funerals    and memorial services. They were... [read more]

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Sunflower Chalice

Preparation for Ministry: Spiritual Direction Training compared to Seminary

The best preparation I had for ministry was the three year training program for spiritual directors I completed at Heart-Paths Dallas in 2012.  For those who do not know about or who are not famil... [read more]

Sunflower Chalice

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MACRO MICRO AND VICE VERSA

My right to privacy, and yours

An college class exercise involving SCOTUS Justice Scalia was an interesting assignment for the students who did it.    An interesting by-product is recognizing that Scalia apparently thi... [read more]

MACRO MICRO AND VICE VERSA

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Thousand Voices

What Love Says

Ten years ago, I was ordained into the Unitarian Universalist ministry. In our religious tradition, it is the congregation that calls an individual out of the laity and into the company of the peop... [read more]

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Rev. Thomas Perchlik

Lego Movie Theology

Did you notice the religious themes in The Lego Movie? There is nothing very deep, nothing one could call systematic theology. But the movie makers were consciously playing with religious ideas. Ob... [read more]

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Odds & Ends

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist

Elko, Nev., to San Mateo, Calif.

Nights get cool in the dry desert air of Elko, and we left the window of the motel room open all night. We got on the road while the air was still cool. We were about to turn on the audiobook we ha... [read more]

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist

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traveling tUUsome

Checking in!

Okay, so I made it two months sans the blogging. Not very long, but long enough to separate myself from the daily feeling that I just had to check my email and blogs and Twitter every single day. W... [read more]

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Lefty Parent- Living and Parenting Without The Rule Book

Coop’s Youth Part 1 – Puberty Pressure Cooker

Our mom, my brother and I returned from two long full developmental weeks of our vacation on Cape Cod, beginning to find some equilibrium as three still emerging human beings, without a male parent... [read more]

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Sexuality and Religion: What’s the Connection?

#Bringbackourgirls For Mother's Day

It’s been almost a month since more than 270 young women were kidnapped from their school in Nigeria, and only a week since the world’s news media, the United States, and the Nigerian Presiden... [read more]

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What's Your Real Religion?

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UU News

State Department Updates List of "Countries of Particular Concern" Under International Religious Freedom Act

As previously reported, yesterday the State Department issued its 2013 International Religious Freedom Report. Somewhat buried in the announcement and Secretary Kerry's remarks was the revelation... [read more]

Religion Clause

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Why We Can't Wait: The 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Classic

On the 50th anniversary of its publication, Dr. King’s 'Why We Can't Wait' reminds the world why we must continue to struggle toward a nation of peace and social justice. [read more]

Beacon Broadside

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From dormitory to transformational community

NEWS: Bethany House, a Universalist-founded boarding house for young women in Boston, adds transitional housing mission. [read more]

News from UU World

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Detroit’s water crisis, worshippers harassed in New Orleans, and more

Water, water everywhere The Rev. Dr. Cynthia Landrum writes about the water crisis in Detroit. If you scratch below the surface of the call for individual responsibility in this case, it’s easy ... [read more]

the interdependent web

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Anti-abortion activists invade UU worship, and other UUs in the media

Right-wing activists disrupt moment of silence in New Orleans UU church A national anti-abortion group interrupted Sunday worship at First Unitarian Universalist Church of New Orleans, La. , during... [read more]

UU’s In the Media

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Featured Podcasts

Unity Church-Unitarian of Saint Paul, MN

Walking Together, Benedek Csongor, July 27, 2014

This podcast begins with a reflection offered by worship associate Diane Ross. [listen to the episode]

Unity Church-Unitarian of Saint Paul, MN

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The Pageless Book

Getting the Clash of Clans Triche

The gamers would have surely heard about the clash of clans. This interesting online game is multi-player in which the players tend to develop their own troops and clans for targeting the other cla... [listen to the episode]

The Pageless Book

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DMUUC Message

Resting in the Neutral Zone: Revs. Heather and Cathy Rion Starr

Jan. 12, 2014 - Between one ending and another beginning lies what William Bridges describes as the “neutral zone. ” Once we have accepted that there has been an ending in our lives, we... [listen to the episode]

DMUUC Message

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Bull Run Unitarian Universalists

"Now is the Time: Stewardship Sunday" - April 10, 2011

Come celebrate the gift of our beloved community as we reflect on what this moment in our congregational history calls us to do. We'll also have a child dedication at this service. [listen to the episode]

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