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Unitarian Universalism: The Institution of Spiritual Freedom
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The Liberal Pulpit

Why Does Job Suffer?

The Book of Job. When you think of Job, your first thought is probably about a man subjected to a test to see if his faith stands up. Job has been a blameless and upright man. The Satan suggests th... [read more]

The Liberal Pulpit

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A Unitarian Universalist Minister in Mississippi

Alabama Lives Matter!

Alabama lives Matter!   But you wouldn’t know this to be true if you consider the actions and behaviors of our state legislators or governor.   It is time for the people of Alabama with a u... [read more]

A Unitarian Universalist Minister in Mississippi

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Thousand Voices

How Can I Know I Am Growing?

It’s just like what happens in Flatland. You are a square, a circle, a triangle, and what you know is how to scurry about doing your flat business in your flat world. You know left-right and you ... [read more]

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Caute

An Assembly of Presences — A short address for the church AGM and my brief remarks written for the annual report

The Memorial (Unitarian) Church Readings: Genesis 1:27: So God created humankind in his image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. From “The Coming Insurrection... [read more]

Caute

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A Minister’s Musings

On Our Knees

I have been introduced recently to the Franciscan preacher, teacher, and monk, Richard Rohr.  Since then I've been voraciously reading everything of his that I can put my hands on.  I rec... [read more]

A Minister’s Musings

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thelivelytradition

The Cause is Not Enough

The cause of Unitarian Universalism, as we now understand it, is not sufficiently compelling to generate the resources to continue itself. There are not enough people sufficiently motivated to give... [read more]

thelivelytradition

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Planting God Communities

A Pauline Guide For The Liberal Church: The First Century Teaches The 21st

An Ancient Voice, Revealed Anew, For The 21st Century: A Guide To Faith In The Margins From St. Paul For the Liberal Church Today Sermon at Unitarian Universalist Church of Stillwater, OK, April 19... [read more]

Planting God Communities

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Ms. Kitty’s Saloon and Road Show

The Original Sacred Text and the Language It's Written In

THE ORIGINAL SACRED TEXT:  The Language “God” Really Talks Rev. Kit Ketcham, April 19, 2015            Over the pa... [read more]

Ms. Kitty’s Saloon and Road Show

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Rev. John Morehouse

Free to be WE

The following is from a sermon I preached to my congregation in California after I had informed them that I was taking up a new calling with the Unitarian Church in Westport, CT. "I believe... [read more]

Rev. John Morehouse

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Bytes of Grass

Black Lives Matter: The church banner discussion

There has been much discussion about why Black Lives Matter; one might even say it’s a “sign of the times. ” As we become aware that a disproportionate number of African Americans... [read more]

Bytes of Grass

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The Naked Theologian: stripped-down theology

#69 How To Read the Qur’an?

How to approach the Qur’an? This is a pressing question, given the Qur’an’s powerful influence on decisions and events that …Continue reading → [read more]

The Naked Theologian: stripped-down theology

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Sunflower Chalice

Silly String

The monthly theme at my church for March is Joy.  What to do with joy? With happiness? With Fun?   There’s a lot to take into consideration when presenting joy as your spiritual theme, not the... [read more]

Sunflower Chalice

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PeaceBang

How (Not) To Train A Beagle

Please click on the photos to enlarge them. – PB Please do not get a beagle if you don’t believe that dogs have real feelings. Beagles are truly sensitive and they most certainly get th... [read more]

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Rev. Thomas Perchlik

The Better Secularist

In his editorial column of February 3, “Making a Better Secularist”, David Brooks has made three terrible mistakes.   In responding to Phil Zukerman’s vision of secularists, Brooks has ove... [read more]

Rev. Thomas Perchlik

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Rev. Cyn

Regarding Starr King: A Heartfelt Call

I began this blog article in late November, and worked it through several drafts and researched it as thoroughly as I was able, and then had it reviewed by several trusted people, and then, after a... [read more]

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RevThom

My Favorite Books from 2014

Each year I set a goal of reading at least 52 books. This past year I came close to reaching my goal finishing 46 books. (And, that’s if you don’t count all 22 volumes – more than 2,800 pages... [read more]

RevThom

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The Reverend Dr.

Despite It All

Just recently, the conductor has once more begun calling my train stop by name. Each time I hear it echo, I feel a touch more relieved, a bit closer to home. When I hand him my green Metro-North Ra... [read more]

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RadicalHapa

The Evils of Weaponizing Campus Security Forces

The forces of fear and ignorance are alive in Portland.  The Portland State University Board has authorized arming security forces with weapons that can kill.  Check out Rebel Metropolis.  As ou... [read more]

RadicalHapa

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Our Inherent Worth

Choose Carefully! As published in Sunday Eunice News on November 30, 2014

As the holiday season begins, our television stations, movie theaters and sales racks are filled with touching holiday stories that melt the heart, and sometimes, make you think about how you could... [read more]

Our Inherent Worth

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UU PLANET Ministry and Media

Peter’s video on “Welcoming Newcomers” with song by Joe Uveges!

One of the highlights of my years of  guest speaking at Unitarian Universalist congregations happened October 5th, 2014! I was leading the service at High Plains Unitarian Universalist Church in C... [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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Odds & Ends

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist

Rebirth and Decline, 1919-1934

A continuation of a documentary history of the Unitarian Church of Palo Alto. After the departure of Rev. Bradley Gilman, the congregation managed to get back on its feet, first with no minister, t... [read more]

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist

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Lefty Parent- Living and Parenting Without The Rule Book

Coop Goes to Europe Part 1 – Parting Company

Previously that summer of 1973 I had made a note in my journal… I missed the 1968 generation. I came too late. That’s when we were still all together moving in the right direction. Now the mome... [read more]

Lefty Parent- Living and Parenting Without The Rule Book

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traveling tUUsome

Come June

Come June, the lilies will be blooming, the summer birds will return, and I will be back in the RV headed to New England! [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

Kentucky Court Says Businesss May Refuse To Print Gay Pride T-Shirts

In Hands On Originals, Inc. v. Lexington-Fayette Urban County Human Rights Commission, (KY Cir. Ct. , April 27, 2015), a Kentucky state trial court, reversing an order of a county human rights... [read more]

Religion Clause

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Dear Ben Affleck, My Ancestors Were Slaveowners, Too

Ben, America won’t change until enough white people change. You have the unique benefit of using your celebrity to make a difference. All people of European descent can use our power and privileg... [read more]

Beacon Broadside

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Media roundup: UU religious educator is top teacher in Maryland

Creating a safe space for students to succeed Laura Potter, chair of religious education at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Harford County in Churchville, Md. , was nominated by her high s... [read more]

UU’s In the Media

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Blog roundup: Casting a compelling vision

Casting a compelling vision The Rev. Tom Schade has a theory about why pledge giving is declining in UU congregations. The cause of Unitarian Universalism, as we now understand it, is not sufficie... [read more]

the interdependent web

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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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Featured Podcasts

Unity Church-Unitarian of Saint Paul, MN

Bring Me the Rhinoceros! Coming of Age Sunday, Rev. KP Hong, April 26, 2015

This sermon podcast begins with a reflection on Coming of Age offered by Drew Danielson, Unity's Coordinator of Youth and Campus Ministry, and then a Collage of Voices of the 2015 Coming of Age cl... [listen to the episode]

Unity Church-Unitarian of Saint Paul, MN

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The Pageless Book

Cosmetic Fillers Advantages

There is a great abundance of anti aging creams in the market, but only some of them are capable of providing results when it is related with getting rid of wrinkles or other signs of aging. You li... [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 tend to... [listen to the episode]

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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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