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Unitarian Universalism: The Institution of Spiritual Freedom
Promoting Spiritual Liberalism

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The Liberal Pulpit

Only in Congregations

Everywhere we turn, we are liable to find people offering heart, meaning, connection – in a word, spirituality – from kinder, gentler doctors, to our movies, to our theme parks. If you step ins... [read more]

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thelivelytradition

UU Growth: Alternative #5 to Community Building Strategy

Disclaimer: We are never NOT building a community. Building up the community around what we are doing is an essential part of organized religion. However, we don't have to make that the central pi... [read more]

thelivelytradition

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Caute

Le Pas au–delà (the step/not beyond) — a Palm Sunday meditation

A theme that one can see emerge in almost every reading of the Palm Sunday story (Mark 11:1-11 and parallels) speaks of the common situation in which many of the people who first gather to welcome ... [read more]

Caute

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Thousand Voices

Hallelujah

Good music liberates. You feel small, but the music makes you feel big. You feel all crumpled up, but the music un-crushes you, it smoothes out all the wrinkles, it makes you feel fresh and present... [read more]

Thousand Voices

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Rev. John Morehouse

Who Was Jesus?

Jesus was a thirsty man.   He was and remains a “spirit person”, a demi-god like figure like the Greek God Dionysus and the Egyptian God, Osiris who came to earth to bring completion and... [read more]

Rev. John Morehouse

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Ms. Kitty’s Saloon and Road Show

A Morphing Belief in the Power Beyond Human Power

“Atheism and agnosticism signify the rejection of certain images and concepts of God or of truth, which are historically conditioned and therefore inadequate. Atheism is a challenge to religion t... [read more]

Ms. Kitty’s Saloon and Road Show

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A Minister’s Musings

Real Bondage

  This is the sermon I delivered to the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church - Unitarian Universalist on Sunday, March 22, 2015.   You can click here to listen to the podcast.     On the p... [read more]

A Minister’s Musings

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Ideas from UU World

Access to water is a human right

IDEAS: Improved water management is essential to climate change adaptation. [read more]

Ideas from UU World

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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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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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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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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]

PeaceBang

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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. 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]

The Reverend Dr.

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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]

UU PLANET Ministry and Media

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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]

The Naked Theologian: stripped-down theology

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Odds & Ends

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist

John Renbourn

Once upon a time, I had a copy of John Renbourn’s recording “A Maid in Bedlam” on cassette tape. I used to play that cassette tape while driving up to the White Mountains to go hi... [read more]

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist

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Lefty Parent- Living and Parenting Without The Rule Book

Coop Goes to College Part 3 – Night & Day

As a counterpoint to all the gritty R&B music I had been enthralled by the past months at Western Michigan University, Paul Simon, recently separated from his partner Art Garfunkel, was all ov... [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

Why Is Indiana's RFRA So Controversial? This Blogger's Analysis.

Since Indiana's passage of its Religious Freedom Restoration Act earlier this week (see prior posting), there has been a flood of commentary on what the Act really means and its true impact. ... [read more]

Religion Clause

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The next Selma

LIFE: How the Black Lives Matter movement challenges Unitarian Universalists. [read more]

Life from UU World

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Climate Justice Month calls UUs to new campaign

NEWS: Through Earth Day, series of invitations to join Commit 2 Respond, a new climate justice campaign. [read more]

News from UU World

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Major renovations for Frank Lloyd Wright church, and other UUs in the media

Famous church scheduled for $25 million restoration Members of Unity Temple Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Oak Park, Ill. , will begin meeting at a local Lutheran Church as construction be... [read more]

UU’s In the Media

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More than a cozy haven, grownup conversations, and living lightly on the earth

More than a cozy haven Jordinn Nelson Long and her family find “slow church” in a consumer culture that expects immediate gratification. I hope that in the course of your own religious life th... [read more]

the interdependent web

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Featured Podcasts

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]

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]

Bull Run Unitarian Universalists

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