Tuesday, 28 April 2015, 11:13 am PDT

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James Relly commemorated

Universalist pioneer and minister James Relly died this day in 1778. I  re-published his most influential work, Union, (PDF) a few years ago and wrote about the church building he preached in, lon... [read more]

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Boy in the Bands

Come hear me preach, Sunday, April 26

I’m glad to be invited back to preach at Universalist National Memorial Church this Sunday. Using images of the Good Shepherd, I will (try to) explore what it mean to be a Christian in a plur... [read more]

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Boy in the Bands

A grim day twenty years ago

Twenty years ago today, Timothy Mc Veigh blew up a truck bomb in front of the Murrah federal building in Oklahoma City, killing 168 people. I was in the middle of my ministerial internship not so f... [read more]

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Boy in the Bands

Elhanan Winchester commemorated

Universalist minister Elhanan Winchester died this day in 1797. Though less well known than “the father of Universalism” John Murray, Winchester deserves a place in our consciousness be... [read more]

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Boy in the Bands

Church admin job in D.C.

Universalist National Memorial Church — that’s the church I’m a member of — has announced a part-time (12 hours a week) Office Assistant position. The church is on the east ... [read more]

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Boy in the Bands

A church without all the trimmings

The Unitarian Universalist way of running congregations has a built-in contradiction. On the one hand, we’re supposed to give money to support them; they are self-governing and self-supportin... [read more]

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Boy in the Bands

The Unitarian van mission

I usually write about Universalist polity, but some chat a few weeks ago about “Beyond Congregations” reminded me about the English “Unitarian van mission” of more than a ce... [read more]

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Boy in the Bands

Quick introduction to biblical archeology and terminology

I’m a slow reader. If I can learn something from a video in a few minutes or an hour, rather than reading, I will… The Bible’s Buried Secrets — an episode of Nova —  is ... [read more]

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Boy in the Bands

Holy Saturday 2015

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“Maundy”?

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Palm crosses: the result

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How to make a palm cross

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A book, perhaps?

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Ash Wednesday resources

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Things to try out