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PowerUp with Rev Monica (Site / Info)


Why I Mark the Turning Wheel of the Year

I’m not Buddhist, but I am sort of Buddh-ish.  Compassion, peace and lovingkindness resonate with me. I do meditate.  I’m not a Christian, but I do follow the teachings of a Jewish carpenter from 2000

1 hour ago

Breath and Water (Site / Info)

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How to make Evil Banal (Slavery and Freedom Summer, too)

Inadvertently this blog has stumbled into a little series on the function of covenant in the endless war between banality of evil and civic courage. Given that a few of us are attending to the centena

3 hours ago

Politywonk (Site / Info)

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The DIY Future of Religion in the US

Hevy Keeping the church doors open after the Boomers are dead is the question. I’m not trying to be a controversialist. Like many ministers, I’m betting millions of dollars of other people’s money on

4 hours ago

Theopoetics (Site / Info)


Different ways to “sing” the psalm

Each evening, for vespers, I “sing” the Bonum Est Confiteri, Prasm 92:1-4 as it read in the rubrics, and included in the Coverdale version: ¶ Then shall be sang the following Psalm: Bonum Est Confiter

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Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

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The Emerging UU Consensus [Tom Schade]

Unitarian Universalists like to think that we are a fractious lot, each with our own opinion on everything and unable to agree on anything. Whenever that was, that was then and this is now. Oh, we dis

4 hours ago

thelivelytradition (Site / Info)


Story of the day - How racism is learned

Our little Mary, Shirley Temple look alike, came home from kindergarten, and said with a pout, "I don't like black people!" My wife and I were horrified. How could our darling little white girl with t

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UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

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Are we looking for the divine spark in everyone?

This month, August, 2014, UU A Way Of Life will be considering and discussing the third principle of Unitarian Universalism: We covenant to affirm and promote acceptance of one another and encourageme

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UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

Principle 3

August 1 – Journeys: Where Are We Going?

When you set out on a physical journey, it helps to have a destination in mind, to know where you are headed so that you can recognize when you’ve arrived.  No matter how long the trip or circuitous t

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

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Before There Was Amelia Earhart, There Was Harriet Quimby

Harriet Quimby in a Bleriot monoplane. Harriet Quimby was one of a kind—actress, journalist, screenwriter, pioneer aviatrix, barnstormer before there was a word for it, and a colorful, defiant indepen

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

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A Meditation on Earth

It is helpful to understand the interconnectedness of all the Earth. But when it comes to forming meaningful relationships and to taking action that results in tangible change, there really is no plac

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John Beckett (Site / Info)

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7 Good Things

Today I will just be lazy and just post my 7 good things for the day. I feel like a lot of my blogging and writing goes directly to Facebook. Three good things: Day 11 1. The success of my poem “Write

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Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)

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Nerdy Religion Time

Once again I will be filling in for Rev. Robin for her column. We’ll be tackling another fun subject this month in our Nerdy Religion time together. One of the questions I get most often about Unitari

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Piedmont Unitarian Universalist Church (Site / Info)

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When being a Chalice Lighter trumps the elevator speech

If you have been a Unitarian Universalist for long, you have heard about the elevator speech.  This is the speech you should always be prepared to make when entering an elevator with a stranger who sh

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Piedmont Unitarian Universalist Church (Site / Info)

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Paying For Ministries

Clergy finance is a big topic these days, with articles in magazines, blogs, Facebook conversations and more. Seminary and other formation costs can be staggering, student loans are painful, and churc

10 hours ago

Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

Dawn Cooley on UU's and Christendom, Part 2

Dawn posted a second part of her post over on her blog.  Go read it there.

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thelivelytradition (Site / Info)

Pretty fireworks, and this journey is done

The trip is over, and I have come back to the United States. Here’s a gif I made of the epic Celebration of Light fireworks competition that Vancouver has each summer.

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Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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day 4...

I concluded my fourth day of box making at Marc Adams School of Woodworking and completely forgot to take photos to record our progress. I have about 6 unfinished boxes in the  works, and have had fun

14 hours ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Happy birthday, Gary!

Gary Lewis of Gary Lewis & the Playboys was born on this day in 1945…

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


Guest Post: Mentoring our Pagan Youth

[The following is a guest post written by Margo Wolfe, Ph.D. She is an educator and writer who works primarily with teens and young adults in traditional and nontraditional learning environments. Her

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The Wild Hunt | A modern Pagan perspective. (Site / Info)

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