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Putting the Pieces Together

But while I have been not-writing on the blog, I have been occupied with other things, stories that are not mine to tell, and other stories that are mine but not yet ready for telling. Hard things, he

8 hours ago

The Sand Hill Diary (Site / Info)

Reflections

For Ibrahim

  They say that some see a light On the pathway ahead Before they cross over To what waits beyond   Maybe. It could very well be true.   But one thing I do know as a fact: Some souls carry their own l

15 hours ago

Sermons, Poetry, and Other Musings (Site / Info)

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Feminist Theology Part 2, Readings

Member Edna Groves Shares her Experiences with Feminism “All I have to do is look at the table of contents in The Feminine Mystique , written by Betty Friedan and first published in 1963, and I quickl

17 hours ago

The Human Spirit (Site / Info)

Feminism Feminist feminist artist Kate Rose Samari's Daughter The Feminine Mystique

Mindfulness (2/10/16)

The word of the day for the first day of UU Lent 2016 is "Mindfulness." When Christians observe Ash Wednesday, these words are frequently said during the imposition of ashes: "Remember that you are du

17 hours ago

RevThom (Site / Info)

Secret Polyamory: A Single Girl’s Response

I have noticed a new trend in my on-line dating life: being approached by a guy in an open marriage. It’s supposed to be different from cheating because his wife knows that he’s dating, approves of it

20 hours ago

PeaceBang (Site / Info)

The Great Schnozola is Born

One of the interesting things about being raised among the first television generation was that the airwaves were filled with people who had made their bones in an earlier generation, including more t

20 hours ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Lent for Unitarian Universalists

I started the RevThom blog way back in 2005, more than ten years ago. For several years I posted regularly, everything from sermons to theology to politics to music and book reviews. Then the posts be

20 hours ago

RevThom (Site / Info)

Trump, Sanders and Reich

Wilhelm Reich 1897-1957, (not Robert Reich) As we move forward into TrumpWorld, everyone should familiarize themselves with the general argument made by Wilhelm Reich in The Mass Psychology of Fascism

1 day ago

thelivelytradition (Site / Info)

Paper

In my sorting and packing and decluttering quest, I was all set to start tossing old file folders from the basement into the recycling bin, but it is proving harder than I first expected. I haven’t lo

1 day ago

Finding Our Way Home (Site / Info)

History activism Ecology Awake to Earth #searchforgreenerhousing Spiritual Journey Carbon Footprint Awake to Each Other Social Change

It Must Be Said

Black lives matter. It must be said. Look, there’s lead in the water in Flint, Michigan. Various people, including at least one of the leading candidates for President of the US, have observed that th

1 day ago

The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

black lives matter

Innovating For Our Future

Living on Mars by James Vaughn ​Within fifteen years, we hope to establisha human settlement on Mars. Teams arehard at work to equip them for thejourney. How will they live together intight spaces? Wh

1 day ago

Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church - Blog (Site / Info)

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Criticizing Harvard (almost) a Hundred Years Ago

Doing some archival research today in A. Philiph Randolph and Chandler Owen's socialist paper The Messenger I came across this gem which I couldn't resist sharing: On the application blanks of Harvard

1 day ago

Colin Bossen: Writer, Preacher, Organizer (Site / Info)

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The Fruits of Rightwing Demonization

For 24 years now, the right wing in this country has been depending on gender and racial demonization as a way to emotionally bind the public to their program, even though their  program is contrary t

1 day ago

thelivelytradition (Site / Info)

As Things Fall Apart

In the Way of the Elders family of Buddhism the Buddha’s death is folded together with his birth and awakening into a single holiday, Vesak or Wesak, usually observed in May. However, within the tradi

3 days ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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ZEN BUDDHISM, UNITARIAN UNIVERSALISM, AND FINDING A LIFE THAT MATTERS

Zen Buddhism, Unitarian Universalism, and Finding a Life that Matters, Or, Like Someone in the Middle of the Night Reaching Behind Her Head for the Pillow A Sermon by James Ishmael Ford 7 February 201

3 days ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Prayer for Justice (Black History Month 2016)

Spirit of Life, God of Many Names, Source of Love, Gather us this hour as a people of hope, in the face of adversity, as a community of justice, where we see inequity, as a faith for healing, in a wor

3 days ago

RevWho (Site / Info)

Uncategorized UU faith justice prayer community healing Adversity Black History Month grievances inequity

Losing Ourselves

This sermon was preached at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Huntington on 2/7/16 looking at the negative sides of daily small desires. [Begin by telling the story of the Rabbi and the Dream]

3 days ago

RevWho (Site / Info)

Uncategorized UU sermon hope mindfulness Universalism community salvation Denise Levertov Desire God-shaped hole moment between the moments Pema Chodron rabbi Serenity Prayer

"Firm ground is not available ground"—everyone who hears these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man or woman who built their house on sand.

The sand dunes at Wells-next-the-Sea  Readings: Matthew 7:24–27  “Hearers and Doers” Jesus said: Everyone then who hears these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man who built his hous

3 days ago

CAUTE — An archeology of morning (Site / Info)

nietzsche Jesus Lucretius Address black and white photography A. E. Housman A. R. Ammons Carlo Rovelli De Rerum Natura Epicturus Gordon Bearn rock sand sand dunes Wells-next-the-Sea Wittgenstein

Salvation?

Five hundred years ago, it was Faustus Socinus, a Polish theologian widely considered to be the architect of modern liberal religion, who said that yes, Jesus saves, but not by virtue of his death. No

4 days ago

Soul Seeds (Site / Info)

Unitarian Universalism god Stories Sermons and Homilies Spiritual Community Spiritual Growth and Development salvation Relationships and Communications Science and Religion Health and Wellness Admiral James Stockdale Faustus Socinus

Feminist Theology Part 1

What is feminist theology and how has it impacted our world? Consider these words from Women in the World Religions (edited by Arvind Sharma):   The symbolic manifestations of a people’s sex role plan

4 days ago

The Human Spirit (Site / Info)

Theology Feminism Unitarian Universalist authority Feminist Voice