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A Minister’s Musings

Why I Wear a Cross (the power of the cross, part 2)

In my last post I noted that I wear a cross beneath my shirt every day.   However I also bemoaned the devolution of the cross from powerfully potent symbol of subversive defiance to mere fashion... [read more]

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The Liberal Pulpit

Welcome to Liberal Religion, 3: The First Two Smooth Stones

The first smooth stone of liberal religion: Growth. "Religious liberalism depends first on the principle that revelation is continuous. Meaning has not been finally captured. Nothing is comp... [read more]

The Liberal Pulpit

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Caute

To live in this world you must be able to do three things . . . and a walk in Wandlebury Woods

On Sunday I returned to a poem by one of my most favourite poets — one whose work I truly love, respect and, these days, find essential in the living of life — Mary Oliver. I mentioned the... [read more]

Caute

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A Unitarian Universalist Minister in Mississippi

Ethical Responsibility of Corporations

I am reading Lead with Humility by Jeffrey A. Krames.   It is about the leadership style of Pope Francis.   I barely read through the prologue when I came across a quote by Peter Drucker who wrot... [read more]

A Unitarian Universalist Minister in Mississippi

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Rev. Thomas Perchlik

Martin and Malcolm

On Saturday a couple of weeks back, I went to see the movie Selma. It told me only one thing I had forgotten, that Malcolm X had visited Selma, and talked with Coretta, but did not talk directly to... [read more]

Rev. Thomas Perchlik

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Ideas from UU World

Community news can nurture civic health

IDEAS: News organizations need to bridge the divide between journalism and the public. [read more]

Ideas from UU World

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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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Ms. Kitty’s Saloon and Road Show

Deeds, Not Creeds

DEEDS, NOT CREEDS:  Words and Deeds of Prophetic Women and Men Rev. Kit Ketcham, PUUF, Jan. 18, 2015            This f... [read more]

Ms. Kitty’s Saloon and Road Show

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Thousand Voices

Economic Inequality in America

The spirit of Dr. King gathers us here today, as congregations around the nation remember this great man and his message of social justice. Early on in the recently-released movie, Selma, he asks h... [read more]

Thousand Voices

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thelivelytradition

A candid summary of UUMA Connect So Far

I have written a candid summary of the online continuing education platform, UUMA Connect, and posted it there. Because it is of interest only to UUMA members, I am not reprinting it here, but link... [read more]

thelivelytradition

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Rev. John Morehouse

Against Spiritual Tourism

I don’t watch a lot of television, but I have been recently enamored with the situation comedy “Parks and Recreation” a biting satire about life in a small town Indiana Parks and Recreation... [read more]

Rev. John Morehouse

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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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PeaceBang

Tips For Healthy And Fair Community Conversations

I recently attended a community conversation about policing and the African-American community. I offer these suggestions not so much in specific response to that event as a general reminder for an... [read more]

PeaceBang

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Bytes of Grass

To be a people of integrity

My father could abide almost any transgression except for a lie. Knowing this, I definitely minimized the trouble I got into as a child by not lying. It was less about integrity than intelligence. ... [read more]

Bytes of Grass

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Sunflower Chalice

Throwing my arms around the world

While in Massachusetts for a Christmas vacation, I spent a lot of time visiting with family and friends. One friend with whom I hadn’t spoken to in person in over twenty years asked me about bein... [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]

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]

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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

No one sings in church any more

On the Sacred Harp Friends page on Facebook, Katie posted a link to a blog post by Thom Schulz, titled “Why They Don’t Sing on Sunday Anymore. ” Schulz’s reasons why people don... [read more]

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist

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Lefty Parent- Living and Parenting Without The Rule Book

Coop Goes to College Part 1 – Intoxications, Altered States, Song and Dance, Rhythm & Blues in the Deep End

The last week of summer finally arrived as it always did, and with some reluctance but also some excitement I left my hometown of Ann Arbor, the place where most of the developmental events of my l... [read more]

Lefty Parent- Living and Parenting Without The Rule Book

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traveling tUUsome

Join my online party!

Reblog to share my newest venture! Join my online party! . via Join my online party! . Simply stated,   I believe that Barefoot Books are the best cultural and earth friendly children’s book... [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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UU News

Nova Scotia Supreme Court Rules In Favor of Trinity Western Law School

In Trinity Western University v. Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society, (NS SC, Jan. 28, 2015), the Nova Scotia Supreme Court, in a 138-page opinion, held that the Nova Scotia Barristers' Society... [read more]

Religion Clause

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Deadly Shadow Looms over India’s Good Tiger News

Wildlife investigator and tiger conservation specialist J. A. Mills examines the dark side of the recent tiger conservation triumph in India. [read more]

Beacon Broadside

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The Selma Awakening Available at Your UUA Bookstore

As the 50th anniversary of the historic march from Selma to Montgomery, AL, approaches, people are talking about how the events of the civil rights movement changed our nation. Unitarian Universali... [read more]

Unitarian Universalist Association: Top Stories

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UUA board proposes spending limits for presidential campaigns

NEWS: Discusses eliminating Commission on Appraisal; will discuss funding for theological education in March. [read more]

News from UU World

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Retired ministers remember Selma, and other UUs in the media

The Rev. Clark Olsen of Asheville, N. C. , recalls in vivid detail the fateful evening when, as he walked with clergy colleagues near Walker’s Café in Selma, Ala. , they were attacked and the Re... [read more]

UU’s In the Media

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Featured Podcasts

The Pageless Book

Incredible earnings by YouTube views

On You Tube, now being very overcrowded, viewers do not get access to most of the uploaded videos because of being set aside due to very low views and likes. In order to overcome this, another best... [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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