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Unitarian Universalism: The Institution of Spiritual Freedom
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Caute

Celebrating Hoagy live in Leicester

Last night we took the Hoagy Carmichael show over to Leicester and the Attenborough Arts Centre. A good time was had by all. During the interval, a chap called Pete Bunney came up to us and kindly ... [read more]

Caute

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The Liberal Pulpit

Gifts of the Entire Universe

What is Blessing? part 2 Blessing affirms situatedness within a relationship of worth. To bless is to affirm the place of ourselves and something or someone else within the order of things. In the ... [read more]

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Rev. Thomas Perchlik

My Dear People: Unitarian Hobbits

Remarks made at the First Unitarian Church of Saint Louis, April 23, 2016 My Dear People, long ago according to Mr. Tolkien, Bilbo Baggins gave a speech at his one-hundred-and-eleventh birthday par... [read more]

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Rev. John Morehouse

Going to the Promised Land

I have always loved the exodus story despite its contradictions. Why did God have to harden Pharaohs heart and make it so hard to let the Hebrews go? And why did God have to make it so gruesome at... [read more]

Rev. John Morehouse

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Thousand Voices

A Spiritual Perspective on Alzheimer’s

As Unitarian Universalists, we have a spiritual perspective we affirm. We affirm (in part): the inherent worth and dignity of every person; the free and responsible search for truth and meaning. We... [read more]

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A Minister’s Musings

One Body; Many Parts; All Not (Yet) Equal

This is the sermon I offered on Sunday, April 17th, 2016 to the congregation of Ebenezer Baptist Church while their pastor, the Rev. Dr. Lehman Bates, preached from the same text at Thomas Jeffer... [read more]

A Minister’s Musings

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Planting God Communities

A Missional Charge To Church: Hope Unitarian Church

Charge to the Congregation, Hope Unitarian Church, installation of the Rev. Cathey Edwards, Sunday, April 17, Tulsa, OKRev. Ron Robinson It is a special privilege to be asked to charge THIS congreg... [read more]

Planting God Communities

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Bytes of Grass

The opportunity we’ve been waiting for! 

On the Table Potluck Dinners, Tuesday, May 10 I’m so excited to share this opportunity. Since UCE planted its Black Lives Matter sign a year ago, we’ve had workshops, conversations, ... [read more]

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Ms. Kitty’s Saloon and Road Show

The Heart of Democracy redux

THE HEART OF DEMOCRACYRev. Kit Ketcham, April 10, 2016 We had launched our boat trip down the Grand Canyon at the Vermillion Cliffs, at Lee's Ferry, Arizona. It was about noon on that first day wh... [read more]

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thelivelytradition

The Whole GenX UUA President Thing

The UUA President; Generations and Ages. Allison Miller and Susan Frederick Gray were guests on the CLF’s VUU video broadcast and the observation was made that either one of them would be the fir... [read more]

thelivelytradition

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PeaceBang

Teacher

One of my very favorite ministerial tasks is to teach. I wish I had time to do more of it. Last night, I started a three-session course called “Encountering Jesus” and we began with Jes... [read more]

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Sunflower Chalice

The Last Imperfect Day

The Last Imperfect Day Once upon a time in America there was a last imperfect day. A last day when not only the churches, but the temples and the mosques stood calling people to prayer; a day when ... [read more]

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A Unitarian Universalist Minister in Mississippi

Funding The Vision

Our congregation is in the midst of our annual stewardship campaign.  We had a well attended kick-off dinner, in fact it was the best attended kick-off dinner in recent history. One would think su... [read more]

A Unitarian Universalist Minister in Mississippi

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RevThom

Reading Every McSweeney's Book

I recently completed a reading project that has been my obsession for the past several years. I’ve read every book – all 232 of them – ever published by Mc Sweeney’s press. According to the... [read more]

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RadicalHapa

Oregon’s White Struggle

   Unfolding yet again in Oregon is an epic struggle of White Americans fighting for their soul.  Unsurprisingly the media shares little of the white supremacist and xenophobic ideol... [read more]

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The Naked Theologian: stripped-down theology

#71 Islam, the Imagination, and Human-Caused Climate Change

NOTE: This post is based on an academic talk presented at the American Association of Religion (AAR) conference in late November …Continue reading → [read more]

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Just Wondering

Keep to the Path: In Response to Vandalism

About a week ago, Valley Unitarian Universalist Congregation joined Unitarian Universalist congregations around the country in displaying a Black Lives Matter banner on our campus. Our banner symbo... [read more]

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Rev. Cyn

Review: UUA Wordpress Theme -- A Further Look, Part 3 (UUA Services Plugin, Ideas for the Future, Content)

The really neat thing about the new UUA Wordpress Theme is the UUA Services Plugin.   This solves the problem I didn't even really  know I had, and does it very elegantly. Sunday Service... [read more]

Rev. Cyn

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The Reverend Dr.

Church Yoga

Like a goodly number of women in my particular demographic, I have my certification as a yoga instructor. I was certified more than a decade ago, when the Scorpion was a far easier pose for me than... [read more]

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UU PLANET Ministry and Media

Join us for RE Without Walls: Technology, Theme-Based Ministry, and Full Week Faith!

October 22-25, 2015 * Morristown, NJ Behold the awesome!   It is the LREDA Fall Conference with a focus that all Unitarian Universalist congregations and their religious leaders need to wrap their... [read more]

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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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Odds & Ends

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist

Habits of a lifetime

We are more likely to remember that which is most vivid, and closer to us in time. When I think of my father, I am most likely to remember him in November of 2014, the time I stayed with him and wa... [read more]

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist

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Lefty Parent- Living and Parenting Without The Rule Book

Coop Goes to Europe Part 21 – Train to Firenze

It was November 19 1973 and I boarded the train headed northeast from Rome to Florence. It was a Monday, not that I kept track of what day it was since the days of the week made no difference to me... [read more]

Lefty Parent- Living and Parenting Without The Rule Book

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traveling tUUsome

Hawai’ian views

There are never enough pictures to share the awesome creation that Hawai’i is! [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

Trump, Bullying, and the Legacy of White Supremacist Terror: Let’s Call it What it REALLY Is

By David Stovall The 2016 report issued by the Southern Poverty Law Center (The Trump Effect) reveals a disturbing, but commonly known fact in US public schools: the United States has NEVER intende... [read more]

Beacon Broadside

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Michigan City Restores Cross On Sand Dune-- Sort Of...

As previously reported, in a controversial move last year that was unsuccessfully challenged by citizens, the city of Grand Haven, Michigan agreed to remove a 48 foot cross that had been displayed ... [read more]

Religion Clause

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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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New Survey

Want to do this survey of 18+ individuals who grew up in a UU religious education program and/or participated in YRUU/LRY? All responses are anonymous and confidential. No personal or private info... [read more]

YRUUlogy

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Featured Podcasts

The Pageless Book

Why you need Google Autocomplete Reputation Services?

The concept of Google Autocomplete is a decent one because it is more related with helping the internet users with finding the content which they are seeking in a rapid fashion. However, it can als... [listen to the episode]

The Pageless Book

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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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