Wednesday, 29 March 2017, 11:37 pm PDT

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Simple Messaging for Trump Supporters

Forget converting them ! The goal is to neutralize them by diminishing their enthusiasm. Many people liked Trump because he was (1) wealthy (2) a success at business and therefore (3) beyond corrup... [read more]

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10 Actions for Avoiding Protest Burn-Out

Article by Cynthia L. Landrum With all the Executive Orders fling fast and furious, there's a lot for progressives to respond to rightnow, and one of the things I've been worried about is protest... [read more]

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The Nation versus the State

The current American State was created by the Constitution, a document written in 1787 and adopted by the thirteen states in 1789. By that act, the first post-revolutionary state, the government cr... [read more]

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The Illegitimacy of Donald Trump

Four reasons why Trump is an illegitimate President, in order of importance:1. He lost the popular vote. The Electoral college is a anti-democratic vestige of the Constitution which violates the pr... [read more]

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The Spiritual and the Political in Unitarian Universalism

I think that we have to stay true to what we have learned in contemporary UUism.  We put forth an idealistic and utopian set of social values in 1985, the Seven Principles. Most know the story... [read more]

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Truer Words Were Never Spoken

“The left wants power taken away from the white establishment. They want a profound change in the way America is run. "-Bill O'Reilly, Fox News [read more]

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Embarrassed...

I admit that I am embarrassed by the post-election opposition to Trump. Millions of dollars were raised by the Greens for a recount that went no where. It was obvious from the start that the actual... [read more]

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Interview With Jeanne Pupke

 A new UUA President will be elected at the General Assembly in June of 2017. Three candidates are in the running: Susan Frederick-Gray, Alison Miller and Jeanne Pupke. All are ministers curre... [read more]

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Smothering Hate

I have been saying for years now. After the Trump campaign, does anyone doubt it's true? Trump is gonna Trump. The give and take of Washington politics will unfold as it will; there is very little... [read more]

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Customary Election Day Comment

Just a reminder:As odd as it sounds, the Founders of the Republic did not define who could vote in elections of federal office-holders, but left that decision to the states. The reason, of course, ... [read more]

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To Grow Deeper and to Have a Wider Influence, Part 2

To Grow Deeper and to Have a Wider Influence To Grow Deeper and to Have a Wider Influence. .. .Unitarian Universalists must strengthen the covenant between them: to feel more responsible for each o... [read more]

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Interview with Alison Miller

 A new UUA President will be elected at the General Assembly in June of 2017. Three candidates are in the running: Susan Frederick-Gray, Alison Miller and Jeanne Pupke. All are ministers curre... [read more]

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Susan Frederick-Gray: An Interview

A new UUA President will be elected at the General Assembly in June of 2017. Three candidates are in the running: Susan Frederick-Gray, Alison Miller and Jeanne Pupke. All are ministers currently s... [read more]

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To Grow Deeper and to Have a Wider Influence

To Grow Deeper and to Have a Wider Influence. .. .Unitarian Universalists must strengthen the covenant between them: to feel more responsible for each other, to expect more from each other, to offe... [read more]

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How Love Has a Side

“The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference.  The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference.  The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference.  And the ... [read more]

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Once Again

When I was a youth in the early 60's, it seemed that this book was on every Unitarian family's coffee table. y Dearest UU's --We can do what we need to do.  We have done it before, many tim... [read more]

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Standing, Rolling, Dancing, Singing, Praying, Preaching, Acting on the Side of Love -- Landrum

At our the preceding Ministry Days preceding the UU General Assembly, ableist language was used in worship to the extent that UUMA Board Member Josh Pawelek issued this response:Clearly there is a ... [read more]

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The Street Sets the Agenda...

more than we realize. Consider Occupy! which made us think about percentages, which made Romney's 47% comment so fatal. Consider the Ferguson resistance and Black Lives Matter ! which has pulled t... [read more]

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A New Party !

They're talking about a new party again ! Some of the disappointed Sanders voters are going to start a new party ! Feel the excitement ! There has not been a successful new party start up in the U... [read more]

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Many congregations will not able to handle it.

Another gleaning from the Followup Conference on the Economic Sustainability of Ministry . .. .. .There are significant new regulations coming about the hiring and compensation of employees that ma... [read more]

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Report from Sarah Lammert on Follow Up Conference on the Economic Sustainability of Ministry

Two of my recent posts dealt with issues that came up from at the Follow Up Conference on the Economic Sustainability of Ministry. The Rev. Sarah Lammert was one of the co-conveners on the conferen... [read more]

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Zero Sum Game?

Lay Ministry and Ordained Ministry. Would training more lay ministers to perform some of the functions of ministry drive down the economic prospects of ordained ministers?  Would small and str... [read more]

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Two Ideas on the Economic Sustainability of Ministry

Two ideas to advance Economic Sustainability of Ministry. Two ideas came out of the recent Summit on Economic Sustainability of Ministry. #1. We need “OWL FOR MONEY”. There is a soul sickness a... [read more]

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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]

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84% Democrats: What does that mean?

The UU World ran this article summarizing a recent poll about the political affiliations of various religious groupings in the USA. In brief, it shows that 84% of UU identify as Democrats. Only his... [read more]

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