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Character Flaws

It is January 27th and my Christmas cactus hasn't bloomed yet. It's been showing signs for over a week now. It has oodles of buds, pink even! And this one putting on this hopeful show...this morning I

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

change seasons

Words matter. Silence matters more?

My service on Sunday was devoted to the idea that words matter, yet my closing benediction was this... "Sometimes it is the absence of words that matters. Hear these words by Jacob Trapp... 'If it is

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Pullman Memorial Pastor's Blog (Site / Info)

bragging, just a bit.

The congregation I serve is so cool. Here are some short videos they made about what they did, and how they did things, while I was on sabbatical. It almost makes me wish I had stuck around! I am so g

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Speaking of... (Site / Info)

Mission polity Personal Reflections FirstULou

Concrete block rocket stove

This past Sunday, the middle school ecojustice Sunday school class cooked on rocket stoves. We based our stoves on design principles developed by Dr. Larry Winiarski, who is affiliated with the Aprove

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

Religious Education Ecojustice DIY Chronicles Practical religion

Why I’m Not a Materialist, Even Though Most of My Friends Think I Am One

Okay, I’ve found assuming if something presents in the world in a way that can be touched, well, then it can be measured, and tested. As such I’m pretty relentlessly a fan of the scientific method as

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Epitaph for the Disappointed I.

I thought it would be bigger Epitaph for the Disappointed II. Looks like a lot but it’s not

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Theopoetics (Site / Info)

Religion

Happy birthday, Wolfie!

It was on this day in 1756 that Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart arrived on this planet.

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Welcome to Liberal Religion, 1: Unitarians and Lightbulbs

How many Unitarian Universalists does it take to change a light bulb? You may have heard much of this, but it is instructive, and newcomers to liberal religion need to know. We have submitted the ques

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The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

Welcome to Liberal Religion

Sam Harris on Death and Religion

I attend a monthly discussion group that often considers philosophical topics. Our host recently sent us a link to a UTube video of a talk by Sam Harris. Some group members said it was terrific, so I

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Theists & Atheists: Communication & Common Ground (Site / Info)

Uncategorized atheism death and religion Sam Harris The End of Faith

Getting Ahead of Ourselves

We passed a milestone today, sooner than expected. Firstborn got his first recruiting packet from a college. It shouldn't be a surprise--he took the PSAT this fall, just as practice, but it was a debu

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

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Martin and Malcolm

On Saturday a couple of weeks back, I went to see the movie Selma. It told me only one thing I had forgotten, that Malcolm X had visited Selma, and talked with Coretta, but did not talk directly to Ma

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Rev. Thomas Perchlik's Weblog (Site / Info)

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The Spirit of Truth, 4: Journey Toward Wholeness

Unitarian Universalists have struggled with the legacy of racism created in Colonial America as a way to co-opt indentured servants and minimize rebellion. In the 19th century, Unitarians were at the

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The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

Spirit of Truth

Iola Prep and Comfort

Winter Storm Iola* is already predicted to be a historic storm, with nearly three feet of snow possible in some of the biggest cities of the US East Coast. With heavy snow and high winds, some areas m

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

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Any Interest In A #BlackLivesMatter Shadow GA?

Hello all. Since GA programming too often can’t address pressing issues (for any number of reasons) AND since GA is going to a city that has a history of bad policing practice [is Portland still under

2 days ago

East Of Midnight (Site / Info)

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Our Religious Literacy Goals

At OUUC we have three major goals for our religious education program: 1.  UU Identity (includes history, heritage, and involvement in larger denomination outside our congregation) 2.  Religious Liter

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The Children's Chalice (Site / Info)

Nuts and Bolts of Religious Education

Abundance Scooped from Abundance: Reflections on Myanmar

homily delivered today at First Parish Church of Groton There is a line from an Anne Sexton poem. I have used it here and nearly everywhere I have been given the chance: Abundance scooped from abundan

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irrevspeckay (Site / Info)

Interfaith Buddhism Generosity hospitality Travelogue Myanmar Burma abundance Changmyay Meditation Center Myanmar Institute of Theology Nyana Ramsi Pwo Kayin Theological School

examining authority.

Examining Authority A sermon by the Rev. Dawn Cooley Delivered at First Unitarian Church on January 25, 2015 There are many perspectives from which we might examine authority. Our moment for all ages

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Speaking of... (Site / Info)

Sermons

Church 101: Giving Money (Part 2 of 2)

People new to congregational life are often anxious about pledging. After all, this is a financial commitment you didn’t used to have. Here’s what I hear most often: How much should I pledge? Pledging

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Ministry in Steel Toe Shoes | Ministry in Steel Toe Shoes (Site / Info)

Ministry teaching Church 101 Practical Arts Pledging

Dosho Port Receives Inka Shomei

I am honored to be able to announce that on the evening of January 23rd, 2015, in the ancient and ever renewed ceremony of Inka Shomei I passed on the Dharma as I received it from John Tarrant, who hi

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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THE GREAT WAY OF LIBERAL RELIGION A Meditation on Francis David, George Biandrata, and King John Sigismund

THE GREAT WAY OF LIBERAL RELIGION A Meditation on Francis David, George Biandrata, & King John Sigismund James Ishmael Ford First Unitarian Church Providence, Rhode Island Text In this world there hav

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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