When faced with a seemingly insurmountable task, like climbing a tree with no branches, it doesn’t always help to try harder. Sometimes you’re better off stepping back and trying to come at the proble
Estos son los artículos y declaraciones que más me han interesado de lo publicado a raíz de la muerte de Nelson Mandela. Nelson Mandela venció a su propio mito. Mario Santana, en 80 grados. La condici
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“It is…the people’s Constitution, the people’s government, made for the people, made by the people, and answerable to the people…We are all agents of the same supreme power, the people.” - Daniel Webs
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"Hope is a small coal of fire that lives in old ashes. It is the glowing seed of warmth and light to..."
“Hope is a small coal of fire that lives in old ashes. It is the glowing seed of warmth and light to come.” - Kenneth Patton (Unitarian Universalist, poet, clergy)
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Milton age 21 in 1629, about the time he wrote his Nativity poem English poet, theologian, and political radical John Milton was born on December 9, 1608 in Cheapside , London under the sign of the Sp
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These days when people think of atheism, the “new atheists” often come to mind – Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, Christopher Hitchens, and Daniel Dennett. Of these, all but Dennett are intensely anti-rel
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For Human Rights Day Lover of Life, Lover of Freedom, you are also a Lover of Responsibility, calling us back day after day to what is needful and good. On this day when we give thanks for internation
Turn the key of our hearts, Love, and open the doors that need to be opened. Lead us out of fearing one another and ourselves through meeting and embracing our neighbors, through loving and celebratin
IDEAS: A single story may win, but the alternate stories do not fully disappear.
NEWS: Eight minutes after same-sex marriage became legal, minister and fiancé wed at First Unitarian Church of Honolulu.
It’s hard to get too excited about Advent when your partner’s mother just died, and now it’s time to euthanize the cat (peacefully done), but at some point, the holy season does seep in. We’ve got the
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“The Spirit of This Church and The Season” by Rev. Barbara Jarrell
We have been in the house for 4 days due to snow and ice. We live up a quarter mile hill from the highway and although we plowed out the top of the driveway our car doesn't have 4WD so we aren't trust
“The Light of the World” by Rev. Barbara Jarrell
Call to Worship Why do people sing? Anthropologists and musicologists hypothesize about the primal origins of singing, suggesting it may have originated in animal mimicry or mother-child connection. E
The acronym for the American Legislative Exchange Council would also serve nicely for "Applying Legislation to Enrich Corporations." Idaho's local ALEC tool and "educational charity," the Idaho Freedo
As you may have noticed, I haven’t posted anything in a while…my sermons this fall have felt very specific to my congregation & less suitable for posting publicly. So I’ve decided to take a break from
Five days with friends facing into the great matter at Boundless Way Zen Temple‘s 2013 Rohatsu sesshin.
Video of this sermon will be posted (here) The religious right has been going on for years about how there is a war against Christmas. If you make the mistake of saying “Happy Holidays” to one of the
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The December holidays feel like a self-examination. It takes till December, however, for me to discover the status of my holiday spirit. I can’t predict how I’m going to feel. Sometimes I’m really ex
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