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The best of all is God is with us? — etsi deus non daretur—truly living in the world as if there were no God

Reading: From the Gospel of Mark’s account of the crucifixion of Jesus (Mark 15:33-37, Scholars Version): And when noon came, darkness blanketed the whole land until mid-afternoon. And at three o'cloc

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CAUTE — An archeology of morning (Site / Info)

Jesus Address Christian Atheism Dietrich Bonhoeffer Eberhard Bethge James W. Woelfel John D. Caputo John Wesley Methodism Paul Tillich religionless Christianity weakness of God

Want to Know What the Way Looks Like? Here a Christian translates a Daoist Who Tells Us In a Little Story He Made Up

A Story by Chuang-tzu, translated by Thomas Merton & collected in Stephen Mitchell’s The Enlightened Heart. Prince Wen Hui’s cook was cutting up an ox. Out went a hand, down went a shoulder, he plante

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Cafe, San Francisco

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

Bay area, Calif.

Thank you, Doc Robin!

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UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

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Early autumn sun on Parker's Piece, Cambridge

This afternoon I wandered across Parker's Piece in Cambridge to help our excellent new Student Ministry Worker, Susanna Hartland at the Anglia Ruskin University Chaplaincy stall at the Fresher's Fair.

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CAUTE — An archeology of morning (Site / Info)

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Why We Have Labor Day

Going Into Labor, part 2 For years George Pullman had been a philanthropic supporter of fine schools – with the aim of providing business with a better quality of laborer. He wanted a happy, loyal wor

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The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

Going Into Labor

What is religion? Yet another answer

“Stated simply, magic is … the religion of the other.” — Suzanne Preston Blier, quoted in Yvonne P. Chireau, Black Magic: Religion and the African Conjuring Tradition (Berkeley: University of Californ

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

Meditations

Hand Me A Pickaxe, Please! I Need Hope!

I’ve been thinking lately about despair and hope, especially for people like me who live relatively comfortable and privileged lives. There is always reason for despair in the world, but lately the re

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UU Collective (Site / Info)

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A Sufi Spills the Beans on What a Zen Koan Is

To be honest, just for a moment, just between the two of us: we really don’t need religions. The real has no name, Christian, not Jewish, not Hindu, not Muslim, not Buddhist, not Zen, not Sufi, not Un

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Whose Side Are You On? The Legacy of Anne Braden for Today

This summer at UU General Assembly, the author and activist Chris Crass (1973 – ) facilitated a workshop on “Collective Liberation.” One of his questions that stuck with me is, “Who was it that got yo

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Carl Gregg (Site / Info)

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Ganesha, Nietzsche, Truth, Consequences

  The story goes that Shiva—one of the chief manifestations of divinity in Hinduism—and his wife Parvati had two sons: One was Ganesha, perhaps the most recognizable  of the Hindu gods because he has

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UU Collective (Site / Info)

Religion Worship Unitarian Universalist Interfaith values diversity Faith Development Scripture Evangelism #humanism #humanist

Labor Day, Holy Day

Going Into Labor, part 1 The three-day Labor Day weekend celebrates the economic and social contributions of workers. Many of us get the day off from work or classes and are glad to have a chance to g

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The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

Going Into Labor

The Life of an Artist: Recalling John Wesley Hardrick

John Wesley Hardrick was born on this day in 1891. As early as eight he showed a natural talent for art, and by the time he was in High School he was winning awards for his work. He began formal study

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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What’s in it for us?

Most of us “get” that our pledge payment pays the minister and the Director of Religious Education as well as our mortgage and utilities. You might call this the things that are for us. But what about

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UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

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Educated by a Rumpy Cat

He’s the cutest kitten you ever saw in your life, at least until he stands up. Then you see that something’s not right. He doesn’t quite look like a kitten. Maybe like a gerbil. Or like his name, “Lit

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Dennis McCarty (Site / Info)

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Send Me

Last night I watched the powerful Ken Burns documentary Defying the Nazis: The Sharp’s War on PBS. If you haven’t seen this heartbreaking, beautiful piece, you can watch it online here. In their own w

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UU Collective (Site / Info)

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A Hobbit is Born, And the Middle Earth Will Never Be the Same

According to the good folk at Wikipedia, “In a 1955 letter to W. H. Auden, Tolkien recollects that he began work on The Hobbit one day early in the 1930s, when he was marking School Certificate papers

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Movie Night: Defying the Nazis, The Sharps’ War

Movie Night: Defying the Nazis, The Sharps' War Tuesday, 20 September 2016 7:30 pm @ Unitarian Church of Los Alamos Creator: Unitarian Church of Los Alamos

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Unitarian Church of Los Alamos (Site / Info)

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Sh*t Your Brain Tells You

"The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves, that we are underlings." Certain findings of science that have been known for some time hit popular consciousness last week. I'm talking

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The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

Reflection

Preaching at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Grafton and Upton

I will return to the Unitarian Universalist Society of Grafton and Upton on October 23, 2016. 

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Colin Bossen: Writer, Preacher, Organizer (Site / Info)

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