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Unitarian Universalism: The Institution of Spiritual Freedom
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thelivelytradition

An Endorsement

Water, as you know, freezes at 32 F degrees.  But if you look at a cup of water which measures 36 F, it is liquid.  At 35 F, it is still liquid.  At 34 F, it is still liquid, and if ... [read more]

thelivelytradition

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Caute

The Free Mind and the "Rationale of Religious Enquiry"

The Cambridge Unitarian Church noticeboard with graffiti Readings:2 Timothy 3:14–4:5 — a New Testament text to disagree with:But as for you, continue in what you have learned and firmly believe... [read more]

Caute

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PeaceBang

Nevertheless, She Persisted: A PeaceBang Love Letter To Miss Bette Midler As Dolly Levi

I saw Bette Midler play Dolly Gallagher Levi, the legendary leading role in Jerry Herman’s musical “Hello, Dolly! ” on Wednesday night, June 14th. It was the twentieth anniversary... [read more]

PeaceBang

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The Liberal Pulpit

A Feeling. Mostly.

Freedom, part 1 On the subject of freedom, and speaking of fathers . . . I was seven years old when, at dinner one night, my father off-handedly mentioned that there’s an idea that everything you... [read more]

The Liberal Pulpit

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A Minister’s Musings

Song in a Weary Throat

Pauli captioned this photo:  "The Imp! " This is the text of the sermon I delivered to the Unitarian Universalist congregation in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Sunday, June 18, 2... [read more]

A Minister’s Musings

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UU PLANET Ministry and Media

Why I hate special church visitor mugs and you probably should too

A question I am often asked in the context of my trainings with congregations is “Do special church visitor mugs work? ” My answer? NO! !! In fact, in most cases I find special visitor mugs do ... [read more]

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Thousand Voices

There Before Me

The very first observance of Father’s Day was held on July 5 in 1908, in Fairmont, West Virginia. Grace Golden Clayton was mourning the loss of her father when, in December of 1907, a mining disa... [read more]

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Calling Ministers - Examining and interviewing for UU ministry

A Grumpy Old Man Replies to "Wake Me Up," Part II

Okay, I don't know why but it is taken me a little while to get my grump back on again. As I wrote in part one of this post (link), I love the lyrics to this song. I also really like the song itse... [read more]

Calling Ministers - Examining and interviewing for UU ministry

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Returning . . .

Welcome to www.returningblog.com

We’re just getting this started. Please come back soon!   [read more]

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Ms. Kitty’s Saloon and Road Show

A Reflection for PRIDE Sunday

REFLECTION ON CHANGES IN MERev. Kit Ketcham PUUF, June 11, 2017 Pride Service            Talking about sexual orientation and gender identity ... [read more]

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Rev. Thomas Perchlik

Universal Good

We struggle for justice, not because it is achievable, but because struggling for it is the rood of our well being. This is the root of our morality and our demand for progress. It arises from the ... [read more]

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Rev. John Morehouse

The Call of the Open Road

I begin with this from Walt Whitman:Afoot and light-hearted I take to the open road,Healthy, free, the world before me,The long brown path before me leading wherever I choose. Henceforth I ask not... [read more]

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Bytes of Grass

Call the Minister

In the PBS show Call the Midwife, it’s usually clear when to call the midwife. Nature is pretty good that way. “You’ll know when to call,” the professionals tell expectant mothe... [read more]

Bytes of Grass

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The Naked Theologian: stripped-down theology

#74 After the “Death of God,” new gods?

Many in the West associate the “Death of God” with the 19th Century philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche. Some are also aware of the 1960s death-of-God movement (more accurately called the wish-God... [read more]

The Naked Theologian: stripped-down theology

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RevThom

Poetry Sunday 2017 - Links to all the poems I mentioned

On Sunday, May 14, 2017 I preached a sermon called, "Poetry is Resistance. " Here are all the poems I read from or mentioned during the service:For the Call to Worship I read a gently... [read more]

RevThom

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A Unitarian Universalist Minister in Mississippi

Does Saying I live in a White Supremacy Culture make me a White Supremacist?

The short answer is no. But let’s put this into a much larger historical context. In 1452, Pope Nicholas V authorized King Alfonso V of Portugal to place Muslims and pagans into “perpet... [read more]

A Unitarian Universalist Minister in Mississippi

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Celestial Lands

Character and Grace

(Sermon given at the First Unitarian Church of Baltimore, Maryland, on March 19th, 2017) As a minister serving a Unitarian Universalist congregation, you can’t just buy a car. A few years ago, be... [read more]

Celestial Lands

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Sunflower Chalice

Our Hearts are Broken, Our Mission is Not:  Statement on the Arrest of Ron Robinson from the Unitarian Universalist Missional Cohort

Some years ago a handful of Unitarian Universalists began preaching the good news of a missional approach to church.  We called ourselves the Red Pill Brethren and  our unofficial symbolic leader... [read more]

Sunflower Chalice

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RadicalHapa

Feminist Journey

I am who I am in part due to male privilege, unearned benefits and opportunities that I’ve had more access to than women and transgender persons. Every day as part of my religious life, I ref... [read more]

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Rev. Cyn

The Painful Steps to Justice

When I came to Jackson, MI in 2004, it took me a while to realize how unsupported the LGBTQ community felt here. During my seminary years, all my LGBTQ friends and colleagues were entirely out of t... [read more]

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Planting God Communities

Rejoice and Resist: A Post-Inaugural Sermon

Rejoice and Resist Sermon at Unitarian Universalist Church of Bartlesville, Jan. 22, 2017 Rev. Ron Robinson So here we are. I started writing this sermon at noon on Friday as the inauguration was u... [read more]

Planting God Communities

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Odds & Ends

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist

Pounding flowers

One of the best projects we did in Nature Camp last week was “Pounding Flowers,” a project from the book A Little Bit of Dirt: 55+ Science and Art Activities To Reconnect Children with ... [read more]

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Lefty Parent- Living and Parenting Without The Rule Book

Coop Goes to Europe Part 41 – London

It was Friday December 7th and I was in the friendly confines of the American Express office in London. The place was full of people including some of my backpacker ilk, though there were no VW van... [read more]

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traveling tUUsome

The Prairie State

After a long journey getting 2017 rolling (and traveling to New York in March only to miss services to care for Austin during his unfortunate flu-ridden weekend), I was able to take a quick mid-wee... [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]

Sexuality and Religion: What’s the Connection?

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What's Your Real Religion?

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UU News

Susan Frederick-Gray Elected UUA President

Minister of Phoenix, AZ congregation wins three-way race to become the first woman elected to the office. Continue reading Susan Frederick-Gray Elected UUA President. [read more]

Unitarian Universalist Association: Top Stories

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Turkey Removes Evolution From High School Curriculum

The New York Times reported yesterday that in Turkey the Education Ministry has decided to eliminate the teaching of evolution to ninth graders, removing the chapter on the topic from ninth grade t... [read more]

Religion Clause

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Her Eyes Weren’t Watching God: The Empathetic Secular Vision of Octavia Butler

By Christian Coleman Reveling in science fiction/fantasy for an openness she saw lacking in other genres, Octavia E. Butler gave us gene-trading extraterrestrials, psionically powered mutants, a ge... [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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Featured Podcasts

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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