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Tilden lectures on the ministry online

There’s a shortage of historic works — Unitarian or Universalist — on the preparation and exercise of the ministry. So — while researching — I was happy to see a printed set of lectures by William Phi

3 hours ago

Rev. Scott Wells (Site / Info)

Unitarianism Ministerial practice

My tweets

Sat, 16:55: Nice being back home and seeing friends! @ Castro District https://t.co/sODQ1fWBZH

3 hours ago

Dangerous Common Sense (Site / Info)


Mission and Vision: What Your Chapter Can Learn From the 2014 Surveys

This is my keynote presentation from the CUUPS Convocation, condensed and reformatted for a blog post.

3 hours ago

John Beckett (Site / Info)

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Cat and armadillo

Moving along finishing some pieces. These two little critters have been almost-done for several weeks. The cat is 5″ long, the armadillo 4″, not counting their tails. Heaven knows we aren’t going to h

5 hours ago

Sermons in Stones (Site / Info)

Uncategorized art journal Oaxaca

Breaking Ground

This child-friendly sermon was preached at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Huntington, NY on 8/28/16. It explores the challenges of bringing our values with us during times of challenge and c

6 hours ago

RevWho (Site / Info)

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Unleash the Hounds! (link roundup)

There are lots of articles and essays of interest to modern Pagans and Heathens out there, sometimes more than our team can write about in-depth in any given week. So The Wild Hunt must unleash the ho

7 hours ago

The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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Recalling Abba Moses the Black Together With A Small Meditation on the Religions We Choose

It is the 28th of August. In the Christian calendar a lot of people are celebrating today as a feast for Augustine of Hippo, bishop and theologian. And, let’s be frank, while there is much about him t

7 hours ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


the third thread.

I have been in the process of building a new website, and have been trying to gather the necessary photos and text for my web designer make a good site. My present website has served like a weary hors

10 hours ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)


When I was a college senior, I met the woman I would be married to for many years. It was not easy going. I was still very early in my process of just beginning to understand my birth family circumsta

10 hours ago

Soul Seeds (Site / Info)

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Busy as a Bee

Bees are certainly both industrious and useful, buzzing from flower to flower, collecting food to store, and pollinating plants in the process. But it could be that they understand themselves not as w

12 hours ago

Daily Compass (Site / Info)


What I did with my Saturday

“The punk rock of choral music” — that’s what some people call Sacred Harp singing. It’s loud, highly rhythmic, often with fast tempi. And that’s what I did with my Saturday: I went to an all-day Sacr

19 hours ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

Musical arts Sacred Harp singing

Reflections and Shadows

Reflections and Shadows - At the Oxbow Trailhead on the Withlacoochee River. The fallen tree is slowly disappearing, http://pixels.com/featured/reflections-and-shadows-warren-thompson.html

19 hours ago


28 August 2016 Worship Service and Religious Education for Children and Youth

Please join us on Sunday (28 August 2016) for “A Sense of Belonging” by Rev. Barbara Jarrell. What does it mean to have a “sense of belonging” in a faith community? Or in every aspect of one’s own lif

20 hours ago

Announcements – All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church of Shreveport, Louisiana (Site / Info)

We regret any appearance of impropriety

DJT imagines the Clinton Foundation is part of "a vast criminal enterprise"? Perhaps because if it were him, if he had ever given that kind of money, he would definitely "want things" and "expect thin

21 hours ago

fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Meeting the neighbor cat.

I got to meet the super adorable neighbor cat today and catch it on video, unfortunately it won’t post on WordPress. So, so much smaller then Lenny and Squiggy. I suspected he was owned by liking peop

23 hours ago

Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)


National Park Service Lights 100 Candles…Very Carefully

After a full year of hoopla and hype the National Park Service celebrates its official centennial with a big bash at Yellowstone Park, the original gem in a system   that now includes 125 National Par

1 day ago

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

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Contagious Theism And Reason To Rejoice

Reading my UU World over coffee this morning, I read two articles back to back that begged a response, and I am grateful to both the authors for the passion they ignited in me to be in conversation. I

1 day ago

PeaceBang (Site / Info)

The Church

Column: Heathen Worldview and Presidential Politics

The interaction of religion and politics in Ásatrú and Heathenry has long been a contentious one, as we have recently been reminded during the many heated reactions to a divisive public statement by t

1 day ago

The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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two threads

The philosophy of my work grew from two slender threads, carefully woven through years into a consistent body of work. The first of those philosophical threads was given to me as a young man when an e

1 day ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Any Moment

Any moment now a breeze or a child will come along and the dandelion puffball will be flying everywhere, hundreds of tiny parachutes dropping seeds in all directions. But not yet. What in your life mi

1 day ago

Daily Compass (Site / Info)