Sunday, 25 June 2017, 06:43 am PDT

Featured Ministers

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An Endorsement

Water, as you know, freezes at 32 F degrees.  But if you look at a cup of water which measures 36 F, it is liquid.  At 35 F, it is still liquid.  At 34 F, it is still liquid, and if ... [read more]

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The mystery of Dating the posts

I have been asked to clarify the dates on which I posted my posts of appreciation of the UUA Presidential Candidates. I published the first four posts -- the Big Picture post, and the three appreci... [read more]

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The Election of the UUA President -- Appreciating Susan Frederick Gray

An Appreciation of Susan Frederick-Gray Susan Frederick Gray started to think about running for President of the UUA after the Justice GA in 2012, because of her experience in planning that event. ... [read more]

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The election of the UUA President -- The Big Picture

Alison Miller, Jeanne Pupke, Susan Frederick Gray I have been observing the UUA Presidential Election since it began. Sue Phillips In the beginning, I committed early to the candidacy of Sue Philli... [read more]

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The Election of the UUA President: Appreciating Jeanne Pupke

An Appreciation of Jeanne Pupke Jeanne Pupke comes to the campaign for the UUA President as an experienced and seasoned veteran of the UUA’s governance. She has served on the UUA’s Board of Tru... [read more]

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The Election of the UUA President: Appreciating Alison Miller

An Appreciation of Alison Miller Alison Miller is the Senior Minister of the UU Fellowship in Morristown, New Jersey. She is the only candidate chosen by the Presidential Search Committee who ... [read more]

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A UU General Conference

The Board Task Force on Re-Covenanting has recommended that a General Conference be held sometime before the Fall of 2018. The recommendation is still just a sketch and not a detailed plan. I am on... [read more]

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Calling for a UU General Conference (LINKS FIXED)

I have been serving on a UUA Board "Task Force on Re-Imagining Covenant. "  For over a year, we have meeting to imagine a Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations defi... [read more]

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White Supremacy in Liberal Religion, particularly Unitarian Universalism

I posted this elsewhere; To break down white supremacy in the UU hiring context, it is an unspoken (but indefensible) assumption that because UUism is "predominantly white", UU r... [read more]

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More Interviews with UUA Presidential Candidates

The UUA Presidential Campaign is heating up. Over the last few weeks, I have interviewed each of the candidates about their thinking about the role of the UUA President in the widespread resistance... [read more]

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Sin, Shame, and Compensatory Goodness

Like so many, I am struggling with the news of Ron Robinson's arrest for possession of child pornography. He has been a friend of mine since I was in seminary. I suggest you read Tony Lorenzen's ... [read more]

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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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