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Emerging Ministries Grow from UU Roots

Nell Krahnke grew up Unitarian Universalist (UU) and when she arrived at the College of Wooster and noticed that there wasn’t a UU group on campus she looked around and said “Alright, here’s the deal.

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

Young Adults Future of Faith Emerging Ministries raised UU

calling for a change of response...

Much of what I read about in the news now can be directly attributed to changes in the global climate. There are massive movements in global populations that are brought on by war, violence, expanding

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Happy Birthday, Bob!

Leslie Townes Hope, better known to my parents and my generation as Bob Hope would have been one hundred and twelve today.

3 hours ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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A Chanted Diamond Sutra

The Diamond Sutra is one of the two most popular of the Prajnaparamita Sutra cycle, Mahayana Buddhist spiritual texts particularly associated with the Zen way. It has been said reading or hearing this

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Guest Post: A Polytheist Primer

[Today we welcome guest writer Anomalous Thracian, a Polytheist Priest and spirit worker living in the North East. He is the director at Polytheist.com and blogger at Thracian Exodus.] POLYTHEISM (Nou

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

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from The Handbook by Epictetus

11. Whatever happens, do not say, “I have lost it.” Merely say, “It has gone on again.” Tagged: #Stoicism

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Theopoetics (Site / Info)

Religion #Stoicism

Handprint

Every single person’s fingerprint is unique. No hand is quite like any other. Which is no reason to stop there when with a little paint and effort you can really make your hands stand out in a crowd.

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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Better Late to the Party than Never, Rhode Island

A political cartoon decrying Rhode Island's failure to ratify the Constitution. Always contrarian Rhode Island had stamped its tiny foot and threatened to hold its breath until it turned blue.   No, t

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

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Binges

In trying weeks a bit of distraction can be a blessing. This week it's Call the Midwife. Thank goodness for Netflix.

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

"the most holistic and accessible movement for radical transformation"

"Unitarian Universalism should be the most accessible and holistic movement for the radical  transformation of our culture." Start with the goal: we want the radical transformation of our culture. Jus

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thelivelytradition (Site / Info)

Unitarian Universalism has an issue: radical goals and non-radical tactics

I finally wrote a full post on this tension I’ve had since September 2014 when I gave a guest sermon. This is based on “Not my father’s religion”, published in 2007. The contradictions in what UUs pro

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Unspoken Politics (Site / Info)

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Campus Injustices and Summer Homework

Living near three college campuses—and our town high school—I am always very aware at this time of year that graduation is upon us. The side streets are jammed with overflow parking, the sidewalks are

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UUWF (Site / Info)

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Appreciative Joy

Go Warriors I’m a happy Golden State Warrior’s fan, one who loved reading the sports page throughout the team’s campaign to take the Western Division. I delighted in rereading the wins and hearing the

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spirit flows thru -- Alison Rittger's spiritual reflections on finding the holy in the daily - blog (Site / Info)

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Banshees

The banshees scream In rage and despair Talons ready to rend Your soul Wings open in the night Turning dreams to fear Walk boldly Love the banshees It is not their fault But keep your distance There a

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

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people are not hot potatoes.

Last week, I officiated at the memorial service for a 99+ year old woman. Though raised Methodist, she and her first husband found the Unitarian faith when they were young adults, and they immersed th

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Speaking of... (Site / Info)

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At the Speed of Internet

I had hoped to write this sooner. That has been my mantra all month. It’s not that I do not want to write, or that I have not got anything to say; it’s that writing takes time, and so do … Continue re

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The Sand Hill Diary (Site / Info)

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Reach for the Stars?: The Collective Fantasy of Celebrity Culture

We live in a world where people increasingly turn to celebrity culture as a way of thinking about and striving for social mobility, whether through real life choices or merely through fantasies about

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Beacon Broadside (Site / Info)

American Society Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong About Everything? Tim Caulfield

A writing evolution (3)

The third shift in my writing and preaching in the past several years can be summed up simply: more courage. I’m accessing deeper truths in myself and speaking about the things that I see as most impo

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Sermons in Stones (Site / Info)

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Life in Maine

As I was driving home yesterday, a few cars were stopped on the road, and three women were out of their cars standing close to the edge of the pavement.  I slowed down and stopped too.  Then I saw tha

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Finding Our Way Home (Site / Info)

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(It's in a spam bucket vein.) Over 67 million Americans have trouble sleeping. Youare no Online Education Start A culinary Improve Your Hearing In 1 7 days! Are your Kids safe.. With Your Neighbors??

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fortboise.org (Site / Info)