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A Unitarian Universalist Minister in Mississippi

Assumptions

Like many across our nation and the world, I am grieving the tragic events that have once again beset our country. The shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager by Ferguson, MO police is troub... [read more]

A Unitarian Universalist Minister in Mississippi

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Rev. Cyn

The Meaning of #Ferguson

Generally I write about things on my blog that are not the same things as I'm preaching on -- the blog is an outlet for thoughts that aren't about something I will be preaching on, but still want... [read more]

Rev. Cyn

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The Liberal Pulpit

Denial, Polarization, Minimization: Intercultural Sensitivity 4

Development of intercultural sensitivity happens in stages. There are five stages, which I’ll first describe briefly and then go back to add some detail. Stage 1: Denial. There is a lack of aware... [read more]

The Liberal Pulpit

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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]

A Minister’s Musings

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thelivelytradition

Suggestions, Please

Cindy Landrum suggested in a recent post that the UUA should provide payroll functions for local churches and congregations. Quite a while ago, I suggested that the UUA should attempt to compile a ... [read more]

thelivelytradition

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Ideas from UU World

Suffering on trial

IDEAS: Three liberal theologians take on the problem of suffering. [read more]

Ideas from UU World

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Our Inherent Worth

Hazing Does Not Build Great Teams -- Published in Sunday Eunice News on August 17, 2014

You may have seen the Ohio State University Band animate half- time with their amazing Michael Jackson moonwalk. It is hard to imagine that this extraordinary band is under investigation for seriou... [read more]

Our Inherent Worth

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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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Caute

A farewell until September 10th . . .

The Buddha in our Cambridge backyard Well, it's that time of year again to down tools and take a rest from blogging for a month.  I'm back in the saddle from the 10th September and, I imagin... [read more]

Caute

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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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Rev. Thomas Perchlik

Christian Universalism

As a Unitarian Universalist minister I can be morally strong and clear without needing to set absolute rules.  I am moral and also free of eternal punishment for moral failings.  I don’t ne... [read more]

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Rev. John Morehouse

Becoming Courage

Two Sundays ago, while the congregation of the First Unitarian Church of New Orleans was in worship, during that most sacred time of prayer and meditation, visitors who had come in wearing jackets ... [read more]

Rev. John Morehouse

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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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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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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]

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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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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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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Odds & Ends

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist

Persephone and the myth of winter

Usually, the myth of Persephone spending one third of the year in the underworld is supposed to explain why we have winter. But the climate in Greece is very like the climate in parts of California... [read more]

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist

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Lefty Parent- Living and Parenting Without The Rule Book

Coop’s Youth Part 2 – Summer of Love & Respite

I felt the profoundest sense of relief when the last bell rang ending the last day of my first year at Tappan Junior High School. All us students spilled out onto the big front lawn on the south si... [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]

traveling tUUsome

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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]

Sexuality and Religion: What’s the Connection?

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UU News

Broken Borders: The US Roots of Central American Gangs

In an excerpt adapted from 'Jumped In: What Gangs Taught Me about Violence, Drugs, Love, and Redemption,' sociologist Jorja Leap explores the real origins of the Central American gangs at the hea... [read more]

Beacon Broadside

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Canadian "Pastafarian" Sues To Wear Pirate Bandana For License Photo

CJAD News today reports on a lawsuit in Canada in which a woman who says she is a member of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster is seeking the right to wear a pirate bandana for her dri... [read more]

Religion Clause

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Iowa UUs win victories in decriminalizing HIV status

NEWS: Unitarian Universalists lead efforts to decriminalize HIV status in Iowa. [read more]

News from UU World

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Preach the rage, a Confederate Party, and more UU blogging

Preach it It has been a week full of bad news, and the Rev. Dr. Victoria Weinstein exhorts her clergy readers to “preach the front pages” this Sunday. Preach the news. Preach the fire.... [read more]

the interdependent web

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UUs gather nationwide to protest police violence, and other UUs in the media

Silent vigil held for Ferguson teen killed by police Unitarian Universalist Church of Ogden, Utah, minister the Rev. Shelley Page and dozens of members from various Ogden-area congregations gathere... [read more]

UU’s In the Media

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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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