Thursday, 18 September 2014, 02:40 am PDT

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The Liberal Pulpit

Contradictions: On the Road 3

In real life, this Neal Cassady, with his crazy intensity of life, unstoppable energy, overwhelming charm, and savvy hustle, did only a little writing: published some poems and an autobiographical ... [read more]

The Liberal Pulpit

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thelivelytradition

Motivation Toward Ministry, Part 3

In Parts #1 and #2, we created this chart and defined external/internal and history/future as dimensions of our possible call or deepest motivations. Let me place myself on this chart and explain m... [read more]

thelivelytradition

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Caute

In Memoriam: Jonathan Harrison (1924-2014) — On the religious benefits of running with the hares and hunting with the hounds and of having one’s cake and eating it

Prof. Jonathan Harrison (1924-2014)Professor Jonathan Harrison died last Sunday (14 September) just a few days short of his ninetieth birthday. Jonathan was born in Liverpool in 1924 but was brough... [read more]

Caute

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Ideas from UU World

All are welcome, to a point

IDEAS: Anti-abortion activists interrupted a Unitarian Universalist worship service, then complained when they were ushered out. [read more]

Ideas from UU World

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Our Inherent Worth

That September Morn... Published in Sunday Eunice News on September 14, 2014

Alan Jackson's song, “Where Were You When the World Stopped Turning on that September Morn? ” came to mind this week as we approached the anniversary of September 11, 2001. Life was idyllic f... [read more]

Our Inherent Worth

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Rev. Cyn

A Witness on Wheels: General Assembly Misses the Mark

I wrote the following piece right after General Assembly this year, but left it unpublished for a few months to reflect on it.   Reading the UU World piece on "Fired Up: General Assembl... [read more]

Rev. Cyn

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Rev. John Morehouse

Holding Up Astonishing Bridges

“Just as the winged energy of delight carried you over many chasms early on, now raise the daringly imagined arch holding up the astonishing bridges. ”The soaring imagery of Ri... [read more]

Rev. John Morehouse

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Ms. Kitty’s Saloon and Road Show

The Rivers of Our Lives

THE RIVERS OF OUR LIVESRev. Kit Ketcham, Sept. 7, 2014 Pacific UU Fellowship         “I’ve known rivers”, wrote Langston Hughes, “ancient, dusky rive... [read more]

Ms. Kitty’s Saloon and Road Show

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UU PLANET Ministry and Media

FALL 2014 UU Social Media and Membership Growth trainings

Friends, this Fall I’m leading two separate  day-long trainings on UU social media and membership growth.    I hope you’ll join us! Colorado Springs, CO – October 4th, 2014 Pro... [read more]

UU PLANET Ministry and Media

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A Jersey Girl In Kentucky

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A Jersey Girl In Kentucky

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A Unitarian Universalist Minister in Mississippi

Perhaps Love

“Perhaps love. ” “Perhaps love is like the ocean full of conflict, full of pain**. ” It is, isn’t it?   We like to think, oh, no! That is not love.   Love is happily ever after.   Love... [read more]

A Unitarian Universalist Minister in Mississippi

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Rev. Thomas Perchlik

How You Can Respond to Ferguson

This week I have gotten many requests to help us here in the Saint Louis area. Often the offers have been for donations of food. This is my response. Thank you so much for your compassionate outrea... [read more]

Rev. Thomas Perchlik

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The Naked Theologian: stripped-down theology

#68 Suffering on Trial

In my latest article for the UU World magazine, “Suffering on Trial,” I explore how suffering plays a key role …Continue reading → [read more]

The Naked Theologian: stripped-down theology

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A Minister’s Musings

Left Behind

This is the sermon preached on August 17, 2014 at the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church -- Unitarian Universalist in Charlottesville, VA.  If you would like to hear it, click here. The sermon ... [read more]

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Sunflower Chalice

I with Mournful Tread Walk the Deck my Captain Lies

I find myself grieving the loss of actor Robin Williams the way I would a member of my family.  I’ve been puzzled by my own reaction. Like many people, I am a huge fan of his work, especially hi... [read more]

Sunflower Chalice

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RevThom

A Few Thoughts On Life In North Carolina So Far

I arrived in North Carolina almost exactly one month ago. Here are a few reflections on life so far here in Chapel Hill. The house we bought in Chapel Hill is lovely. It was built in 1977, the year... [read more]

RevThom

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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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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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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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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]

Just Wondering

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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]

ministrare

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Odds & Ends

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist

Beyond average attendance

A recent blog post by David L. Odom, Executive Director for Leadership education at Duke Divinity School, argues that “average attendance is no longer a sufficient measure to predict congrega... [read more]

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Lefty Parent- Living and Parenting Without The Rule Book

Coop’s Youth Part 3 – Guides on the Side

I pretty much dreaded the first day of school in the fall of 1967. I was returning to Tappan Junior High now for eighth grade with the memory still raw of my first difficult and painful year in tha... [read more]

Lefty Parent- Living and Parenting Without The Rule Book

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traveling tUUsome

LGBT cake and a Corona, it’s my life!

Rhonda and Alyssa 2014 South Lake Tahoe, California [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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UU News

What “Redskins” Really Means: An Origin of Violence and Genocide

In the following excerpt adapted from An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States, historian and activist Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz discusses the violent origins of the term “redskins,” an... [read more]

Beacon Broadside

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Court Says Hospital's Retirement Plan Is "Church Plan," Rejecting Magistrate's Recommendation

In Medina v. Catholic Health Initiatives, (D CO, Aug. 26, 2014), a Colorado federal district court disagreed with the interpretation of ERISA in a federal magistrate judge's recommendation (see pr... [read more]

Religion Clause

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Susan Frederick-Gray v. Joe Arpaio

UU World reports that the Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray joins a federal class-action lawsuit against Maricopa County Sheriff Jospeh Arpaio. “I joined this case because these Arizona laws are... [read more]

Unitarian Universalist Association: Top Stories

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En route to the People's Climate March

NEWS: Updates throughout the week from the People’s Climate Train en route to New York City. [read more]

News from UU World

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Ready for change

LIFE: The Unitarian Universalist Church of Boulder, Colorado, needed transformation. What a difference five years has made! [read more]

Life from UU World

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Featured Podcasts

The Pageless Book

Give a Push to Your Career through Inem

Inem will be able to ensure that you get a push to your career in the way that it needs to be pushed. This is because the job market has become strictly stagnant because of periods of recession tha... [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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