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The Liberal Pulpit

A Path to Simplicity

The Gift to be Simple, part 3 The Greeks had a concept of paideia. They meant that life at its best was a continuous self-transformation of our person; that this lifelong project of transformation ... [read more]

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Celestial Lands

Who Matters?

One way to understand human governance is to ask the question “who matters? ” More than “who has the power”, the question of “who matters? ” defines the form and... [read more]

Celestial Lands

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Caute

Some photos taken on an afternoon walk in Edinburgh to the Royal Botanic Gardens and Newhaven

Some photos taken on an afternoon walk in Edinburgh to the Royal Botanic Gardens and Newhaven All taken with an i Phone 6+ using the Hipstamatic App ("John" lens and "Blac... [read more]

Caute

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PeaceBang

Naked Fat Bodies: A Mental Exercise For Dani Mathers

This story about professionally beautiful Playboy model Dani Mathers fascinates me. I’m glad there was a huge outrage about her violation of someone’s privacy. She broke the rules of th... [read more]

PeaceBang

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A Minister’s Musings

Ten thousand recollections ...

This morning while I was walking the dog, my neighbor stopped his bike ride to tell me that he appreciated my letter to the editor that the paper printed a couple of days ago.  Brian was born ... [read more]

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Rev. Thomas Perchlik

Gun – Violence – Peace

Yet again our nation has been wracked by the bloody mix of guns, fear and anger. In one instance a loner, crazed by hateful thoughts, used a gun to kill many strangers. In another a police officer,... [read more]

Rev. Thomas Perchlik

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thelivelytradition

How Love Has a Side

“The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference.  The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference.  The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference.  And the ... [read more]

thelivelytradition

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Rev. Cyn

Standing, Rolling, Dancing, Singing, Praying, Preaching, Acting on the Side of Love

At our the preceding Ministry Days preceding the UU General Assembly, ableist language was used in worship to the extent that UUMA Board Member Josh Pawelek issued this response:Clearly there is ... [read more]

Rev. Cyn

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Sunflower Chalice

Sunday Morning Coming Down

Cause there is something in a Sunday, makes a body feel alone And there is nothing short of die’n, half a lonesome as the sound Of the sleepin’ city sidewalks and Sunday morning coming ... [read more]

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Thousand Voices

The Living Tradition

At this week’s General Assembly in Columbus, Ohio, there was a moment where I found myself absorbed by the sight of the thousands of people streaming through the corridors of the Greater Columbus... [read more]

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UU PLANET Ministry and Media

#StateofEmergence Tweet Cheat Sheet

Due to the threat of severe weather, the Public Witness has been moved to the… [read more]

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Bytes of Grass

“A love that casts out fear”

Like most of you, I suspect, I’ve had many emotions this week. Anger at the gunman who killed so many at a Florida nightclub — and ideologies of hate. Frustration over how this shooting is ... [read more]

Bytes of Grass

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RevThom

Foucault at the Wake County Jail (Getting Arrested Part 2 of 2)

If there was anything that surprised me about getting arrested it was the sheer bureaucracy involved. After we were placed under arrest in a legislator’s office (for protesting House Bill 2) the ... [read more]

RevThom

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Ms. Kitty’s Saloon and Road Show

Our Mothers' Gifts

OUR MOTHERS’ GIFTSRev. Kit Ketcham, May 8, 2016 Let’s pause for a time of silence, thinking of the many mothers and mother figures we know who have given of themselves to help us become the mot... [read more]

Ms. Kitty’s Saloon and Road Show

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A Unitarian Universalist Minister in Mississippi

An Open Letter to Chief Justice Roy Moore

  29 April 2016 Dear Chief Justice Moore: As a citizen of Alabama, I am rather disappointed in your press conference comments.   Not only did they portray the events on January 12th incorrect... [read more]

A Unitarian Universalist Minister in Mississippi

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Rev. John Morehouse

Going to the Promised Land

I have always loved the exodus story despite its contradictions. Why did God have to harden Pharaohs heart and make it so hard to let the Hebrews go? And why did God have to make it so gruesome at... [read more]

Rev. John Morehouse

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Planting God Communities

A Missional Charge To Church: Hope Unitarian Church

Charge to the Congregation, Hope Unitarian Church, installation of the Rev. Cathey Edwards, Sunday, April 17, Tulsa, OKRev. Ron Robinson It is a special privilege to be asked to charge THIS congreg... [read more]

Planting God Communities

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RadicalHapa

Oregon’s White Struggle

   Unfolding yet again in Oregon is an epic struggle of White Americans fighting for their soul.  Unsurprisingly the media shares little of the white supremacist and xenophobic ideol... [read more]

RadicalHapa

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The Naked Theologian: stripped-down theology

#71 Islam, the Imagination, and Human-Caused Climate Change

NOTE: This post is based on an academic talk presented at the American Association of Religion (AAR) conference in late November …Continue reading → [read more]

The Naked Theologian: stripped-down theology

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Just Wondering

Keep to the Path: In Response to Vandalism

About a week ago, Valley Unitarian Universalist Congregation joined Unitarian Universalist congregations around the country in displaying a Black Lives Matter banner on our campus. Our banner symbo... [read more]

Just Wondering

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The Reverend Dr.

Church Yoga

Like a goodly number of women in my particular demographic, I have my certification as a yoga instructor. I was certified more than a decade ago, when the Scorpion was a far easier pose for me than... [read more]

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Odds & Ends

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist

Erie, Penna., to Hudson, Ohio

Front page headline on this morning’s Cleveland Plain Dealer: TRUMP TIME NOMINEE VOWS, ‘I WILL WIN FOR YOU’ Speech caps mixed week for GOP, but Cleveland gets high marks I have an... [read more]

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist

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Lefty Parent- Living and Parenting Without The Rule Book

Coop Goes to Europe Part 23 – Sophia

It was Friday November 23, the day after the U. S. Thanksgiving. Despite all my fellow backpackers traveling the Rome-Florence-Venice circuit like I was, I somehow ended up on the after lunch train... [read more]

Lefty Parent- Living and Parenting Without The Rule Book

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traveling tUUsome

Hawai’ian views

There are never enough pictures to share the awesome creation that Hawai’i is! [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

RFRA Allows Insured To Refuse Contraceptive Coverage

In Wieland v. U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, (ED MO, July 21, 2016), a Missouri federal district court enjoined the federal government from enforcing the Affordable Care Act ag... [read more]

Religion Clause

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The Drone Eats With Me: A Celebration of Life in a Time of Death

A Q&A with Atef Abu Saif I have to say that I did not write a diary to publish. I had a habit of writing sort of personal narratives now and then, to use in writing my fiction and to keep f... [read more]

Beacon Broadside

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Olbermann: GOP self-destruction imminent

In a Special Comment, Countdown’s Keith Olbermann advises Republicans that clinging to obsolete ideas and resorting to extremist rhetoric will only undermine the party's relevance and America wi... [read more]

Countdown w/ Keith Olbermann

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Action Alert: Gaza

Sadly, the dismal conditions in Gaza are causing enormous hardship for the people there, with particularly harsh effects on children. Churches for Middle East Peace, a coalition founded in part by ... [read more]

Inspired Faith, Effective Action

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New Survey

Want to do this survey of 18+ individuals who grew up in a UU religious education program and/or participated in YRUU/LRY? All responses are anonymous and confidential. No personal or private info... [read more]

YRUUlogy

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Featured Podcasts

The Pageless Book

Why you need Google Autocomplete Reputation Services?

The concept of Google Autocomplete is a decent one because it is more related with helping the internet users with finding the content which they are seeking in a rapid fashion. However, it can als... [listen to the episode]

The Pageless Book

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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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