Friday, 09 December 2016, 05:02 pm PST

Unitarian Universalism: The Institution of Spiritual Freedom
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Sunflower Chalice

Teaching Trump to Tweet Responsibly: #Wise140

Donald Trump is using Twitter to cyberbully his own citizens. Let it sink in.  A 70-year-old spoiled, mean teenager is going to be President of the United States.  Can a person be POTUS and Secre... [read more]

Sunflower Chalice

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The Liberal Pulpit

Transitive, Intransitive, and God

God, the Verb, part 3 In the last part, I gave a brief and rather flimsy account of Process Theology -- there's a lot more to it than I was able mention. (For a short-without-being-uselessly-short... [read more]

The Liberal Pulpit

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RevThom

Moral Opposition to the Repeal of the ACA

There has been much conjecture about what will become of the Affordable Care Act (and Medicare, and Medicaid, though those will be the topic of another post. ) The New York Times recently ran an ar... [read more]

RevThom

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Caute

The walk to Grantchester but shown in a different light and mood

A couple of days ago I posted a few photos taken during a walk over to Grantchester.   Here are a few more but taken using a lovely combination of “film” and “lenses” created by Polin... [read more]

Caute

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Rev. Thomas Perchlik

Hotei

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A Minister’s Musings

Be Here Now

This is the text of the sermon I delivered at the congregation I serve, Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church Unitarian Universalist, on Sunday, December 4, 2016.  You can listen to it if you prefer.... [read more]

A Minister’s Musings

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A Unitarian Universalist Minister in Mississippi

Finding Courage

In the early evening on December 1st, 1955, a woman leaving work sat on a bus in Montgomery. In the early evening, a tired woman leaving work sat down on a seat on a bus in Montgomery. In the early... [read more]

A Unitarian Universalist Minister in Mississippi

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The Reverend Dr.

Stand by This Faith, Rally, March

Love trumps hate, really and truly. .. but we need to plan for the long game, and we cannot merely play at it for an election cycle; the stakes are too high and we need to be in it to win it. .. an... [read more]

The Reverend Dr.

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Bytes of Grass

I want my Christmas Presence!

Yes, I meant to write presence and not presents. This month’s Soul Matters theme asks, “What does it mean to be a community of Presence? ” As a Soul Matters congregation, each mon... [read more]

Bytes of Grass

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iMinister

The Major Cost of Entering MInistry

The UU World published an article on this topic here,   It's a very important issue which affects our future as a denomination, but it doesn't talk about an important part of the problem. Th... [read more]

iMinister

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Thousand Voices

Tomorrow Comes, Tomorrow Comes, and We Shall All Be Free

What Americans commonly call the “First Thanksgiving” was observed by the Pilgrims at Plymouth Plantation, sometime between Sept. 21 and Nov. 11, 1621. Out of the hundred folks who came over on... [read more]

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PeaceBang

Dear Everyone Associated With “Hamilton”

The Richard Rodgers Theatre, 226 W. 46th Street, New York City Dear Creative Team and Cast of HAMILTON, I had not imagined that when I finally got to see the show on November 17, 2016 that we would... [read more]

PeaceBang

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Ms. Kitty’s Saloon and Road Show

Ripping the Lid Off of Pandora's Box

RIPPING THE LID OFF OF PANDORA’S BOXRev. Kit Ketcham, Nov. 13, 2016            We’ve just heard Nancy recreate the story of Pandora’s Bo... [read more]

Ms. Kitty’s Saloon and Road Show

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thelivelytradition

Interview With Jeanne Pupke

 A new UUA President will be elected at the General Assembly in June of 2017. Three candidates are in the running: Susan Frederick-Gray, Alison Miller and Jeanne Pupke. All are ministers curre... [read more]

thelivelytradition

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The Naked Theologian: stripped-down theology

#72 Trump’s White Evangelical Voters: What Were They Thinking?

Tomorrow, Hillary Clinton is likely to clinch the U. S. Presidency. Before we progressives return to our pre-election routines, we might …Continue reading → [read more]

The Naked Theologian: stripped-down theology

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MACRO MICRO AND VICE VERSA

Chuck A. was the first abuser, starting when I was 12.

Coming to realize that my rage toward candidate and abuser Donald Trump is also rage at my parents' acquaintance Chuck A. (not an uncle and not the delightful and winning Chuck Law), who started g... [read more]

MACRO MICRO AND VICE VERSA

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Planting God Communities

Freely Following Jesus: A sermon on Unitarian Universalist Christianity

“Freely Following Jesus” UU Church of Bartlesville, Oct. 9, 2016 Rev. Ron Robinson A week ago today I spoke to the Atheist Community of Tulsa. It was about our area of north Tulsa and its strug... [read more]

Planting God Communities

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A Jersey Girl In Kentucky

Glory

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Celestial Lands

A Dream of Rationality

We have a dream in America of rationality. What I mean by that is that we have imbued our country with an ideal of rational discourse being the primary form of interaction between human beings. Tha... [read more]

Celestial Lands

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Rev. John Morehouse

All In

One of the most powerful moments during the Democratic National Convention was when Ghalaza and Khizr Kahn, the mother and father of Captian Humayun Kahn who died in combat in Iraq, appeared before... [read more]

Rev. John Morehouse

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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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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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Odds & Ends

Lefty Parent- Living and Parenting Without The Rule Book

Coop Goes to Europe Part 32 – Angelica

It was Monday December 1st and I awoke in Angelica and Helmut’s guest bedroom. A real bed with real bed linens, not the sleeping bag on the bunk mattress that had been my nightly resting place fo... [read more]

Lefty Parent- Living and Parenting Without The Rule Book

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist

Obscure Unitarians: Isabel Dye Butler

A key figure in the history of Unitarianism in Palo Alto, and a Mexican-American (but not an immigrant), Isabel Dye was born July 9, 1840 (other sources say June, 1840), in an old adobe house in Sa... [read more]

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist

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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]

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

Briefing Change In SCOTUS Transgender Case May Have Substantive Impact

In October, the U. S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in Gloucester County School Board v. G. G. , a high profile case on bathroom choice by transgender students in schools receiving federal ... [read more]

Religion Clause

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What Does The NRA Want? (And What To Do About It)

By Dennis A. Henigan The National Rifle Association spent more than $30 million to elect Donald Trump President. Particularly with Republicans in control of both the Senate and the House, and a vac... [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

Unity Church-Unitarian of Saint Paul, MN

SERMON ONLY: Love Begins With Listening, Rev. Rob Eller-Isaacs, December 4, 2016

This audio begins with a reflection offered by worship associate Angela Wilcox. [listen to the episode]

Unity Church-Unitarian of Saint Paul, MN

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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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