Sunday, 30 April 2017, 11:30 am PDT

Unitarian Universalism: The Institution of Spiritual Freedom
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Caute

Two bogeymen to scare the children—'relativism' and its cousin 'nihilsim'

A ghost train on Midsummer Common, Cambridge taken this afternoon Those of you who read this blog regularly will know that over the years I have spent a great deal of time and energy trying to unde... [read more]

Caute

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Thousand Voices

COURAGE

Poet Anne Sexton describes courage as “a small coal / that you kept swallowing. ” It’s a powerful metaphor. As early as 1550 B. C. , ancient Egyptians used a certain kind of charcoal to treat... [read more]

Thousand Voices

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The Liberal Pulpit

On Joy

joy (n) 1. the emotion of great delight or happiness caused by something exceptionally good or satisfying; keen pleasure; elation: She felt the joy of seeing her son's success. 2. a source or caus... [read more]

The Liberal Pulpit

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thelivelytradition

A UU General Conference

The Board Task Force on Re-Covenanting has recommended that a General Conference be held sometime before the Fall of 2018. The recommendation is still just a sketch and not a detailed plan. I am on... [read more]

thelivelytradition

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UU PLANET Ministry and Media

Help us identify and retweet your UU climate march photos!

Want to get your photos into the climate march twitter feed, as well as retweeted by national UU Twitter accounts?   Here are two tips. 1. Tweet your photos and include one or more of  the follow... [read more]

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A Minister’s Musings

A Toxic Cesspool By Any Other Name ...

For my non-Unitarian Universalist friends (whom I still love anyway! ), the faith tradition I serve is currently embroiled in what I'm calling a struggle for the soul of our faith.   I don't thi... [read more]

A Minister’s Musings

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Ms. Kitty’s Saloon and Road Show

WHAT DOES RESURRECTION MEAN, ANYHOW? By Rev. Kit Ketcham, April 16, 2017          As Allie and I worked together on this Easter service, we noted the ma... [read more]

Ms. Kitty’s Saloon and Road Show

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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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ministrare

乱交パーティー 岡山 不倫サイト ヤレる出会い系

出会い系サイトを悪用した使い方にも、さらに細かく分類することができますが、その中でも子供への卑劣な行いは、より一層目を光らせている... [read more]

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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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Bytes of Grass

Tell me all your thoughts on God

The one-hit wonder band Dishwalla’s song “Counting Blue Cars” might be an anthem for all who wonder about the big question of “God? ”: Tell me all your thoughts on God... [read more]

Bytes of Grass

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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]

RadicalHapa

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Rev. John Morehouse

Be Who You Are

Many of us have had what is called a sophomoric crisis, me included. What is a sophomoric crisis you ask? As the Latin hints at it is when we think we know more than we do and begin to question ou... [read more]

Rev. John Morehouse

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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]

Rev. Cyn

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Rev. Thomas Perchlik

Sanctuary

WORDS SPOKEN AT A VIGIL IN SUPPORT OF A CITY COUNCIL DECISION TO DECLARE OLYMPIA, WASHINGTON, AS A SANCTUARY CITY 2017-FEB-7 My name is Reverend Thomas, lead minister at the Olympia UU Congregation... [read more]

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PeaceBang

Fetus Worshipers All Over Again

In January of 2001 I stood on the steps of the Maryland State House and referred to George Bush as the “semi-elected” president and to his anti-choice friends as “fetus worshipers... [read more]

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RevThom

Considering Economic Protest (1st post in the series)

Every dollar you spend you spend is a vote for Trump. Every dollar you spend is a vote for the Republican-led congress. This is a striking statement, but I believe it to be true in two ways. First,... [read more]

RevThom

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The Naked Theologian: stripped-down theology

#73 Will Her Methodist Faith Help HRC Make a Comeback?

In a rare glimpse of mettle since she conceded the race to Donald Trump last November, Hillary Clinton showed up …Continue reading → [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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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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Odds & Ends

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist

Noted with comment

“The contemporary version of religion is sport. It is sport, with its sacred icons, revered traditions, symbolic solidarities, liturgical assemblies, and pantheon of heroes, which is the opiu... [read more]

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Lefty Parent- Living and Parenting Without The Rule Book

Coop Backpacks thru Europe Part 38 – North Sea

It was Wednesday December 5th and I awoke in my upper bunk in the Christian Youth Hostel in Amsterdam, the smell of hashish and tobacco in the air as it usually was.  I had not slept well, my mind... [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]

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]

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What's Your Real Religion?

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UU News

Challenge To Pennsylvania Legislative Prayer Practices Survive Motion To Dismiss

In Fields v. Speaker of  the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, (MD PA, April 28, 2017), a Pennsylvania federal district court in a 33-page opinion refused to dismiss on the pleadings... [read more]

Religion Clause

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Daisy Hernández Woke My Duende and Led Me To Start a Bookstore By and For People of Color

By Angela Maria Spring Sometimes it takes a cataclysmic event to unearth who we are. Even though I’ve been a bookseller of color for sixteen years, I didn’t fully realize until last year how gr... [read more]

Beacon Broadside

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Updates from the Interim Co-Presidents

UUA Interim Co-Presidents, the Revs. Sofia Betancourt and William Sinkford and Dr. Leon Spencer, offer updates on their work and comment on recent Board of Trustees decisions to financially suppo... [read more]

Unitarian Universalist Association: Top Stories

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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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