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Youth Ministry Training Series Starts September 2016!

Have you ever asked a UUA staff person for an advisor training and been told some form of “We don’t do advisor trainings anymore” or “There’s one weekend training on the other side of your region a co

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Blue Boat of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (Site / Info)

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An Insurrectionist Theology

So, I'm well into my last week of my sabbatical and I've been using it to read John D. Caputo's terrific "The Folly of God: A Theology of the Unconditioned" and also, to my mind, an important book wit

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CAUTE — An archeology of morning (Site / Info)

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Fortification Episode 1: Lena K. Gardner & Rev. Sekou

Two weeks ago, we announced our upcoming podcast, Fortification, about the spiritual lives of organizers and activists. Recently, we have been in many conversations mapping movement building, and aski

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Our Stories - Standing on the Side of Love (Site / Info)

Study Guide for UUWorld Article: Mission Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation

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Growing Unitarian Universalism (Site / Info)

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Big Baby Blues, Wise Cracks, and a Smile—Joan Blondell

Joan Blondell--the whole package. She was the brassy blonde who had been there, done that, and lived to tell about it.   A wise cracking working girl with the biggest blue eyes ever, an electric smile

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Heretic, Rebel, a Thing to Flout (Site / Info)

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The comforting illusion of control

Pencil & ink, 9.5 x 12.5 inches, July-August 2016

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Sermons in Stones (Site / Info)

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Fiercely UU: Redeeming Retail

Fiercely UU is a new blog series where Unitarian Universalist young adults tell stories about what our faith requires of us and how they follow that call.  To be fiercely UU is to proclaim human worth

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Blue Boat of Youth and Young Adult Ministries (Site / Info)

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UUSC Stands in Solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

Background The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has been locked in a legal battle to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline from impacting it’s cultural, water, and natural resources. The Dakota Access […] The post

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Recent Updates – Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (Site / Info)

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Falling Down & Rising Strong

I’ve posted previously about Brené Brown’s book The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are. I’m a fan of Brown’s work. Another accessible introduc

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Carl Gregg (Site / Info)


report on first day of school...

I had my first class with my 7th and 8th grade students  at Clear Spring School yesterday, asking them to do some work for me (restoring sanding blocks) while we discussed the projects they are intere

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Marcus Aurelius, from Exhortations to Himself

remember that all living things are our family and that caring for all is our nature

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Nature’s Path (Site / Info)

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A Fish-Eye View

You might think of a bridge as a road or walkway over the top of a river, that allows you to get safely from one side to the other. But for a fish, a bridge is an awning, a means of providing shade as

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)


August 30–Return Again: Who, What, Where

Who are you? What are you? Where are you? Those three questions, core to the structure of Shlomo Carlebach’s song, call us to three basic and deep considerations: our being, our doing and our journey.

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

UU 4th Principle Return Again

The Zen of Attitude Adjustment, Or, Let the Sweet Two by Four of Life Draw You Into the Moment

Have you ever been mugged and had a friend ask you why you wanted that to happen? This actually happened to a friend of mine. The premise within this exchange is that we are in control of what happens

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


No Desire for the Fruits of Your Action

Grace has its own way of shaping what our hearts bequeath it. The toil of body and soul, we offer up to the universe, and what the universe makes of it is not ours to say. Is the world making any prog

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The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

Attain the Good You Will Not Attain

Not So Free Parking

Cars are very useful things. Extremely expensive too. Maintenance, gas, depreciation, the cost of roads and parking, the amount of land used. And growing up in the suburbs, they are a necessity. It’s

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Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)


Church announces Spiritual Growth & Community Center fall lineup

Develop a spiritual practice, build friendships, learn a new skill and engage in meaningful service in our community and our world though the Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson’s fall line up

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Unitarian Church of Marlborough and Hudson (Site / Info)

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Mr Natural’s 719th Meditation

I recall this strip from my misbegotten youth. I’m not actually sure about the exact chronology, but I associate it with my early explorations of Zen meditation. At the time I found it helpful. Today,

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


The incredible whiteness of being

Among the guests on today's Diane Rehm show, Jared Taylor, editor of the American Realist , a "race-realist, white advocacy organization." He cited the founding fathers' "very first naturalization law

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fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Some photos of wallow Wind Farm

This afternoon I thought I'd take a spin on the Copenhagen Pedersen over to see Wadlow Wind Farm to enjoy their powerful and clean presence in the landscape. How I wish there were so many more. All th

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CAUTE — An archeology of morning (Site / Info)

black and white photography Copenhagen-Pedersen Ricoh GR Wallow Wind Farm