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Unitarian Universalism: The Institution of Spiritual Freedom
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thelivelytradition

It's Not Your Fault

Buffy Boke asked me to elaborate on why I chose to include this scene from "Good Will Hunting" in a blog post about UU history. For those who don't know the movie, Matt Damon is the ... [read more]

thelivelytradition

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Rev. Thomas Perchlik

Summer Flames – Meditation for Fathers Day, 2015

Flames connect us. You know that it is the sunlight of a million summers, caught by photosynthesis, sealed in the earth, that we burn within car engines, moving us here, or there.  We gather a... [read more]

Rev. Thomas Perchlik

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Caute

A Ritual to Read to Each Other: being some thoughts about apples and elephants and remaining a distinctive Unitarian and Free Christian place of worship.

A picture showing many of the important religious symbols I mention in the address The picture on the right shows the candle on our communion table, a light shining in the darkness, which... [read more]

Caute

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Thousand Voices

Lessons from The Little Prince

Once upon a time there was a famous writer named Antoine de Saint-Exupery whose country was being devoured by war and he fled to America, and there he felt helpless and lonely. Besides this, he was... [read more]

Thousand Voices

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A Jersey Girl In Kentucky

MINISTRY DAZE

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Bytes of Grass

Moving Forward

As many of you know, there are some significant changes to our music program. This article will explain  how we will move forward in the fall. The choir will be on hiatus in July and August as u... [read more]

Bytes of Grass

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The Liberal Pulpit

GA Notes: Berry Street Essay

Rev. Sean Dennison delivered the 2015 Berry Street Essay. His title: "Mission Impossible: Why Failure is Not an Option"When he says failure is "not an option," he means ... [read more]

The Liberal Pulpit

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PeaceBang

If It’s Not About You, It’s Not About You – But It’s Really Not About You (On White Fragility)

When I wrote The Intellectual Condescension of White Liberals in response to white liberal response to the #Black Lives Matter movement, the post generated hundreds of comments (256), many of which... [read more]

PeaceBang

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A Minister’s Musings

From Not Again to Never Again: a sermon in three parts

This is the (rather extended) sermon I offered to the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church - Unitarian Universalist in Charlottesville, Virginia on Sunday, June 21st, 2015.  (You can listen to a pod... [read more]

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Rev. Cyn

South Carolina: It's Time to Take It Down

Dear South Carolina Governor & Legislators,I was born in Charleston.   I'm a daughter of the South.   There's a city in Spartanburg County -- Landrum, SC -- that was named for some ... [read more]

Rev. Cyn

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Ms. Kitty’s Saloon and Road Show

On the Eve of General Assembly 2015

I used to be a GA junkie.   For those of you not in the alphabet-soup "know" of Unitarian Universalism, GA stands for General Assembly, the annual gathering of the tribe from all... [read more]

Ms. Kitty’s Saloon and Road Show

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Planting God Communities

A People. So Bold. (charge to the congregation at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Fayetteville, AR)

Charge to the Congregation at the Installation of the Rev. Jim Parrish, UU Fellowship of Fayetteville, AR, Sunday, May 31, 2015 Rev. Ron Robinson of The Welcome Table Church, and Unitarian Universa... [read more]

Planting God Communities

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Rev. John Morehouse

In The Memory of Trees

I had the opportunity to spend some time in the woods that bear John Muir’s name north of San Francisco.   I wondered what would happen if we tugged so hard on growing our nearby cities if... [read more]

Rev. John Morehouse

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A Unitarian Universalist Minister in Mississippi

A Prayer When Angry

It’s easy to be angry– and justified in that anger– Let us turn that anger into righteousness by using wisdom by using love by using forgiveness to shape our actions so we can cre... [read more]

A Unitarian Universalist Minister in Mississippi

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UU PLANET Ministry and Media

Event: UU Social Media and Membership Growth – May 16, Framingham, MA

Friends, if you want to rock your social media and grow your congregation come the Fall, join me on May 16th for a day-long training at our UU congregation in Framingham, MA.   We have a tiny win... [read more]

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The Naked Theologian: stripped-down theology

#69 How To Read the Qur’an?

How to approach the Qur’an? This is a pressing question, given the Qur’an’s powerful influence on decisions and events that …Continue reading → [read more]

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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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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]

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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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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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Odds & Ends

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist

Joliet, Ill., to Geneva, Ohio

It was not a pleasant day of driving. I left my rain coat at the motel, and lost over an hour driving back to get it. Traffic on the interstate south of Chicago was bad, as usual, made worse by the... [read more]

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist

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Lefty Parent- Living and Parenting Without The Rule Book

Coop Goes to Europe Part 4 – Rail Pass

It was Wednesday October 3 1973 when I left behind the Swiss town of Chur, my erstwhile travel partner Jack, and my more recent comrades, David, Bublil, Peter and particularly Ashild, who in her ca... [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]

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What's Your Real Religion?

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UU News

4th of July-- A Biblical Focus From Israeli Prime Minister

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has an interesting U. S. 4th of July narrative, more religious than the Independence Day speeches usually heard in American venues. Speaking (full text) on... [read more]

Religion Clause

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Samuel Battle and the American Flag

This weekend will see the flourish of red, white, and blue return as Independence Day festivities fill the streets. No other symbol has been more emblematic of our country’s independence than the... [read more]

Beacon Broadside

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UUs in the Media now at new address

New posts to UUs in the Media now appear as part of the main UU World website, at uuworld. org/hashtag/mediaroundup. Archived posts are still available here. [read more]

UU’s In the Media

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Interdependent Web now at new address.

New posts to the Interdependent Web now appear as part of the main UU World website, at uuworld. org/hashtag/blogroundup. Archived posts are still available here. [read more]

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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]

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Featured Podcasts

The Pageless Book

What you Need to Know about Family Dental Care

Looking for dental care is one of the best choices that you are going to make for the health of the family. There are numerous benefits that come with finding a dentist that will provide needs of t... [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]

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