Thursday, 05 March 2015, 06:21 pm PST

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Bytes of Grass

Values into action

At the Alaska State Museum in Juneau a few years ago, I came across a case of small figures that caught my attention. They were called “Billikens,” or “gods of the way things ough... [read more]

Bytes of Grass

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The Liberal Pulpit

Give It Away! Spiritual Practice of Generosity, 4

Giving is a crucial part of your spiritual life, a necessary component of your spiritual growth, and nurturing spirituality and fostering compassion are the mission of Community Unitarian Church. I... [read more]

The Liberal Pulpit

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Caute

A jazz blast from a jazz past — The Flanagan Ingham Quartet, 8pm Friday March 20th, Bury St Edmunds

In a reunion rarer than a sighting of Pink Floyd, the Flanagan Ingham Quartet (a band I was in during the 90s) re-convenes a few hundred yards from its birthplace for a one-off 2015 Spring Rea... [read more]

Caute

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Thousand Voices

Lift Every Voice

Stony the road we trod Bitter the chastening rod We have come over a way that with tears has been watered…. It’s February 15, 1965, and the Rev. Dr. C. T. Vivian and 40 marchers arrive at the S... [read more]

Thousand Voices

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A Unitarian Universalist Minister in Mississippi

Alabama Creating a Religious Jim Crow

On February 9th, same sex marriage became the law in Alabama. The grandstanding by Chief Justice Moore was a classic Governor Wallace move.   Probate judges refused to honor the federal court ruli... [read more]

A Unitarian Universalist Minister in Mississippi

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thelivelytradition

dialectical theology

"Theology is about eternal things". Someone once said that to me, objecting to what he called "political advocacy" in church. And really, I suppose he was right in line ... [read more]

thelivelytradition

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A Minister’s Musings

Bound

This is the sermon delivered at the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church -- Unitarian Universalist, on Sunday March, 1, 2015.  If you'd like, you can listen to a podcast. This coming Saturday,... [read more]

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Sunflower Chalice

Eating Cake with Holocaust History and Mr. Spock

This past Tuesday some conservative Texas state lawmakers joined by the Lt. Governor of Texas and other conservative leaders held a ceremonial cake cutting celebrating the 10th anniversary of legis... [read more]

Sunflower Chalice

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Ideas from UU World

Why Black History Month matters

IDEAS: As a Unitarian Universalist, I draw courage and inspiration from Black History Month. [read more]

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Ms. Kitty’s Saloon and Road Show

Standing on the Side of Love

STANDING ON THE SIDE OF LOVERev. Kit Ketcham, February 15, 2015 With Michael Rowe            Thanks, Michael.   I have... [read more]

Ms. Kitty’s Saloon and Road Show

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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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Planting God Communities

The Promise of Unitarian Universalism: Reviving The World

The Promise of Unitarian Universalism: Reviving The World Revival Fort Worth Thur. Jan. 22, 2015 Rev. Ron Robinson[The original text from which the talk was given, accompanied by our Miracle Among ... [read more]

Planting God Communities

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Rev. John Morehouse

Against Spiritual Tourism

I don’t watch a lot of television, but I have been recently enamored with the situation comedy “Parks and Recreation” a biting satire about life in a small town Indiana Parks and Recreation... [read more]

Rev. John Morehouse

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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]

Rev. Cyn

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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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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]

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Odds & Ends

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist

Yolo Bypass Wildlife Refuge

This afternoon, I spent about three hours at the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Refuge, some 25 saure miles of managed habitat for waterfowl just east of Davis, Calif. Above: Yolo Bypass Refuge, near parking... [read more]

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist

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Lefty Parent- Living and Parenting Without The Rule Book

Coop Goes to College Part 2 – Best Friends

The final book I had to read for my Freshman Reading class that first semester at Western Michigan University was Norman Mailer’s novel An American Dream. It was a story of a war-hero former cong... [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]

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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What's Your Real Religion?

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UU News

When Good News is Bad for Wild Tigers

So far in 2015, the world has seen two rounds of effusive headlines about tigers “roaring back” in the wild—first from India, then from China. Unfortunately, wild tigers are nowhere near “r... [read more]

Beacon Broadside

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Alabama Supreme Court Upholds State's Tuition and Scholarship Tax Credit Law

In Magee v. Boyd, (AL Sup. Ct. , March 2, 2015), the Alabama Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality under the state constitution of Alabama's law creating a refundable income tax credit t... [read more]

Religion Clause

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Grief and weariness

SPIRIT: Grief has often worn me out, while restoring me to myself at the same time. [read more]

Spirit from UU World

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Muslim leader speaks to N.C. Unitarian Universalists

NEWS: Charlotte UUs build interfaith partnership in aftermath of killing of three Muslims in Chapel Hill. [read more]

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Honoring memories of Selma, and other UUs in the media

More coverage of UU connections to the historic march in Selma, Ala. Former executive editor of The New York Times Howell Raines reflects on the powerful experience he had in 1965 when he was give... [read more]

UU’s In the Media

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Featured Podcasts

Unity Church-Unitarian of Saint Paul, MN

Falling through Air, Hallman Ministerial Intern Lindasusan Ulrich, March 1, 2015

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

Unity Church-Unitarian of Saint Paul, MN

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The Pageless Book

Worth-ability of Mobile spy monitoring software

Whatever may be the cause, Mobile spy remote monitoring software is your best solution provider, as far as the cell-phone tracking is considered. Company Managers, worried parents or dishearten spo... [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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