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The Major Cost of Entering MInistry

The UU World published an article on this topic here,   It's a very important issue which affects our future as a denomination, but it doesn't talk about an important part of the problem. Th... [read more]

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iMinister

Beloved Community?

My mother, who lives in a senior community which is a ministry of the United Methodist Church, told me today that she had a religious question.  What, she asked, was the meaning of the term ... [read more]

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iMinister

On the Board and Administration of the UUA: Metrics and Vitality

Last month the UUA Board, once again disappointed that the administration was unable to satisfy it's reporting requirements in justification of its budget proposal, took the extraordinary step of ... [read more]

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iMinister

The Cult of Free To Be You and Me

Last Week, Steven Colbert, commenting on how Billy Graham endorsed Mitt Romney in spite of the fact that his website calls Mormonism a cult, also commented on another "cult" Graham do... [read more]

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iMinister

More Blogging on the ARIS Survey

Tom Shade, at the Lively Tradition, has his own interesting interpretation of these same survey results here [read more]

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iMinister

Westward Ho!

 I don’t know if the ARIS Survey puts exactly the same boundaries on US Regions as the UUA does, but regional findings from this survey  are pretty interesting.   In 1990, the Nort... [read more]

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iMinister

Congregations and Beyond

In my last two posts, I have discussed research findings about Unitarian Universalists from the American Religious Identification Survey.    Now…what does it all mean?   More than ... [read more]

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iMinister

More from the Religious ID Survey

The American Religious Identification Survey is done about once a decade and involves a large number of Americans (about 50 thousand) in a telephone poll about their religion.   The third such... [read more]

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iMinister

Unitarian Universalism: Beyond Congregations, Growing, Diversifying!

In 1990, 2001, and  2008, researchers funded by the Lily Foundation randomly dialed  up about fifty thousand  Americans and asked them,  “What is your religion, if any?  ... [read more]

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iMinister

Who cares if Zimmerman is a Racist?

It seems very odd to me that the news/opinion making has focused on whether or not George Zimmerman, who shot Trayvon Martin in Florida last month, is a racist.  Seems to me it makes very litt... [read more]

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iMinister

My Hoodie

Who knew that hoodies had such massive symbolic weight?  This item of clothing has been in the news since the killing of Trayvon Martin and the comment by Geraldo that the hoodie was just as m... [read more]

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iMinister

On Welcome

There's an interesting article in the UU World this month, about beliefs that UU's don't tend to have.  You can find it here.   But the editor was apparently confused by the first... [read more]

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iMinister

Psalms P.S.

I'm twittering the Psalms, these days, and invite those interested to follow me on Twitter @rev CRobinson. [read more]

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iMinister

Praying with Your Iphone

(an article written for Journey, The Journal of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Scranton, PA)When I was a very little girl, I gathered…I’m sure nobody taught me this…th... [read more]

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iMinister

Psalms and the Small World

Years and years ago, when i Minister was just learning how to blog. she was experimenting with blogs and, needing a body already written short works to populate her blog with, used some adaptations... [read more]

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iMinister

What's a Unitarian Universalists

1. Technically, a Unitarian Universalist is a person who is a formal member of a UU congregation. 2. Popularly, a Unitarian Universalist is anybody who calls themselves a UU, whether or not they be... [read more]

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iMinister

3 of 4 UU's Don't Belong to Congregations. Why?

Of course, it is technically true that all UU's belong to UU congregations, because technically, there is no way to be a UU unless you belong to a congregation.  But don't tell the peop... [read more]

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iMinister

Congregations and Beyond

Peter Morales' paper,  Congregations and Beyond  (found here)  raises some interesting issues for UU's and other religious people, especially those in small denominations and those... [read more]

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iMinister

Counting the Audience

*This is one of several responses to UUA president Peter Morales' white paper on congregations, which can be found here:There's a theory of congregations that says that each congregation has thre... [read more]

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iMinister

Contemporary Worship

Some of us at First U Albuquerque have set ourselves to really figuring out what contemporary worship is all about.  Since the churches which feature this new religious art form tend to be big... [read more]

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iMinister

Facebook: A Time Sink?

A ministerial friend was complaining lately about the time it can take to wade through the dross of Facebook posts to get to the good stuff.  Most of this post is a re-post of my tips on this ... [read more]

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iMinister

Radical Growth Idea for UU's

Begin Rant:Let's quit privileging the practice of closing churches for the Summer. This idea, which comes to us straight out of the pre-air conditioned centuries past, has it that it is ... [read more]

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iMinister

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

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Breaking Up With God

·            The Author of the book by this title, Sarah Sentilles, talks about a story which was left out of her book: · The founder of Architecture for... [read more]

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