Thursday, 24 July 2014, 06:03 am PDT

Unitarian Universalism: The Institution of Spiritual Freedom
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Rev. Cyn

Blogging Updates

This is just a quick post to say that I've been writing less for this Rev. Cyn blog in part because I've been writing for other locations.   If you want to be reading more from me than you'... [read more]

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thelivelytradition

Water, Water Everywhere and Not a Drop...

My colleague, the Rev. Cynthia Landrum, has written an essay on the water controversy in Detroit. She grew up in the Detroit area and her parents live there, so she is not an outsider. She now serv... [read more]

thelivelytradition

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Our Inherent Worth

Living With Guns: My Commentary Published in July 13 Sunday Eunice News

As a military chaplain, I prayed over too many people who were murdered by their spouses, lovers, or friends. I know first hand that guns don’t kill people. People kill people. People with guns k... [read more]

Our Inherent Worth

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Caute

"No intimacy: no revelation. No revelation: no givenness of things." (Henry Bugbee) — On becoming modern "Green Men and Women"?

A modern "Green Man"? On Sunday I didn't have to give an address because a member of the congregation, Julian Holloway, gave a very fine one indeed entitled "Past Arcadia and ... [read more]

Caute

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A Unitarian Universalist Minister in Mississippi

Walking Toward Trouble

Almost four years ago on July 29 2010, I was in Arizona to protest and prevent the implementation of the nation’s harshest anti-immigration law.  I was asked to be there by colleague Rev. Su... [read more]

A Unitarian Universalist Minister in Mississippi

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Ideas from UU World

Unbottled

IDEAS: We've bottled everything from water to religion. [read more]

Ideas from UU World

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PeaceBang

Dear Mother Universalism

Scott Wells, a foremost historian of Universalism (writing exclusively on-line), offers a pointed correction to the simplistic and sentimental treatment of Universalism proffered in too many UU ser... [read more]

PeaceBang

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The Liberal Pulpit

This Week's Prayer

Dear abiding ground of belonging, security, home,On this weekend of celebration and fireworks on behalf of our nation, let us give thanks. We are grateful for our homeland of resources, wealth, opp... [read more]

The Liberal Pulpit

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Auspicious Jots

It's like that thing when something does you know

I have a bad case of CRS. It's better than Alzheimers but worse than just being a dingbat. CRS for you youth who don't have to worry yourselves with these sorts of problems is Can't Remember Stu... [read more]

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Planting God Communities

What The World (and the Church) Needs Now...

Sermon, UU Church of Stillwater, OK Sunday June 22, 2014“What The World (and the Church) Needs Now”Rev. Ron Robinson Readings: from Isaiah 58, and from Michael Durrall’s chapter Church as Act... [read more]

Planting God Communities

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UU PLANET Ministry and Media

UU Gotta Tweet at #UUAGA video Crash Course

Friends, I told people using the UUA’s mobile General Assembly event app that I’d make a quick tutorial on how to get started on Twitter.   Here it is! In this video I walk you through... [read more]

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RevThom

Sermon: "Goodbye from Holmes' Prairie" (Delivered 6-15-14)

Liturgy for Worship Opening Words – Otherwise by Jane Kenyon Prayer – by Martha Munson, adapted Reading – We Give Thanks by Max Coots Hymns #38 “Morning Has Broken”, #15 “The Lone Wild ... [read more]

RevThom

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Ms. Kitty’s Saloon and Road Show

Flowers For our Fathers

  FLOWERS FOR OUR FATHERSRev. Kit Ketcham, June 15, 2014            On Fathers’ Day and Mothers’ Day, we honor the parents who ga... [read more]

Ms. Kitty’s Saloon and Road Show

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Carrots and Ginger

Mrs. McNeil Music of Ithaca’s Top 5 ways to support local music:

5. Get the Door: If a musician walks past you carrying an amp/ drum/ bass-cabinet/harp grab the door for them. That stuff’s heavy, and it’s nice to know you care. 4. Get it Live: Planning a wed... [read more]

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Just Wondering

Millennials and Unitarian Universalist Identity: A Reaction to Rev. Dr. Terasa Cooley

I recently attended a barbecue at the home of a retired Unitarian Universalist minister. As he offered a blessing for the meal, the host gave thanks for the eras of ministry represented in the gath... [read more]

Just Wondering

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ministrare

女性に喜んでもらえる告白

女性からすれば、男性から告白をされると嬉しいものです。 自分が気になっている、または好意を持っている男性のほうから告白されたら、最高... [read more]

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Celestial Lands

On Behalf of a Grateful Nation — Sermon by Rev. David Pyle

Last preached on May 25th, 2014 As both a Unitarian Universalist Minister, and as a Reserve Military Chaplain, I have conducted over a dozen military funerals    and memorial services. They were... [read more]

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Sunflower Chalice

Preparation for Ministry: Spiritual Direction Training compared to Seminary

The best preparation I had for ministry was the three year training program for spiritual directors I completed at Heart-Paths Dallas in 2012.  For those who do not know about or who are not famil... [read more]

Sunflower Chalice

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MACRO MICRO AND VICE VERSA

My right to privacy, and yours

An college class exercise involving SCOTUS Justice Scalia was an interesting assignment for the students who did it.    An interesting by-product is recognizing that Scalia apparently thi... [read more]

MACRO MICRO AND VICE VERSA

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Thousand Voices

What Love Says

Ten years ago, I was ordained into the Unitarian Universalist ministry. In our religious tradition, it is the congregation that calls an individual out of the laity and into the company of the peop... [read more]

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Rev. Thomas Perchlik

Lego Movie Theology

Did you notice the religious themes in The Lego Movie? There is nothing very deep, nothing one could call systematic theology. But the movie makers were consciously playing with religious ideas. Ob... [read more]

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Odds & Ends

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist

Joliet, Ill., to Kearney, Neb.

We started driving at nine in the morning, quickly leaving behind the crowded roads of Chicagoland. Water towers are prominent features of the midwestern landscape, and traditionally the municipali... [read more]

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist

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Lefty Parent- Living and Parenting Without The Rule Book

Coop’s Youth Part 1 – Puberty Pressure Cooker

Our mom, my brother and I returned from two long full developmental weeks of our vacation on Cape Cod, beginning to find some equilibrium as three still emerging human beings, without a male parent... [read more]

Lefty Parent- Living and Parenting Without The Rule Book

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traveling tUUsome

Social Media Sabbatical

I’m jumping into my bucket list full force. The first step is shutting down my online presence, at least for a while, and going off-line and off-grid. I let go of Facebook a while back. That ... [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

US Congress, European Parliament Focus On Case of Meriam Ibrahim

Yesterday, a subcommittee of the House Foreign Affairs Committee held a hearing titled "The Troubling Case of Meriam Ibrahim. " The hearing focused on the plight of a Sudanese Christi... [read more]

Religion Clause

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Social Insecurity: An Interview with James W. Russell

In a recent conversation with New Books in Sociology, James W. Russell, author of 'Social Insecurity: 401(k)s and the Retirement Crisis', outlined the inadequacies of the 401(k) system and explai... [read more]

Beacon Broadside

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Evolution Camp celebrates science, and other UUs in the media

Evolution Camp offers summer programming unique in area First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church of Springfield, Mo. , sponsored an Evolution Camp organized by religious education director Jennif... [read more]

UU’s In the Media

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Preparing for a hike

SPIRIT: Imagine your way through the good route / and also the other route. [read more]

Spirit from UU World

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Meet our readers

NEWS: UU World's readership survey also offers an updated profile of the UUA's membership. [read more]

News from UU World

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Featured Podcasts

The Pageless Book

Getting the Clash of Clans Triche

The gamers would have surely heard about the clash of clans. This interesting online game is multi-player in which the players tend to develop their own troops and clans for targeting the other cla... [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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