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Making Out To Nina Simone, & The Ill-Fated Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

8:55pm It never feels so good as when it feels so bad to feel so good. Though it was several years ago now, the memory is still quite clear. I had traveled into the city to visit you; we had been dati

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The Loving Room (Site / Info)

A Theology of #SexUUality

Unitarian Universalists have a long history of courage in tackling issues around human sexuality—from campaigning for human rights, to pioneering innovative work in the Our Whole Lives sexuality curri

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

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“Total Consolation in the Face of Death”

Today I’ll say a little more about Sam Harris’ lecture on death and religion, which is available on YouTube. According to Harris, one reason theists are uncomfortable with atheists is that atheism den

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Theists & Atheists: Communication & Common Ground (Site / Info)

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Winning His Battle with Brain Cancer: A Good Man Has Died

Yesterday, my friend Mark Green died.  We knew each other in college.  In our first year, we narrowly avoided a one-night stand without loss of dignity or friendship.  In later years, at mutual friend

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Inside the Black Box

The nice thing about a book borrowed from the library is that you've got a deadline to motivate progress. New books have shorter schedules, and I just finished an excellent "14 day" checkout (with a p

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March 2015 Newsletter Available

The March 2015 newsletter is now available online.

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

1 March 2015 Worship Service and Religious Education for Children and Youth

Please join us on Sunday (1 March 2015) at 11:00 AM for “A Celebration of Women” by Kate Archer Kent. This morning, we are delighted to welcome Kate Archer Kent — News Producer for Red River Radio — a

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

UU Adult RE Spirit in Practice

In what ways are you creative?  I didn't inherit the artistic gene. My mother and my siblings draw pretty well. I draw well enough for Pictionary. I used to write poetry often but I'm out of practice.

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My Buddhagan Chronicles (Site / Info)

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Culturally Incompetent, Idiot Frogs With Scalpels

So this one time, Gary breathed on a dead woman and brought her back to life.  True story. He and ... Continue reading

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Rebel With A Label Maker (Site / Info)

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Culture and Community: The Significance of Black History

“To Know, To Will, To Dare, To No Longer Be Silent – by Tanisia Greer Today is the last day of February concluding Black History Month for 2015. Each year the U.S. celebrates the legacy, and influence

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

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1 March 2015 Adult Religious Education

Please join us on Sunday (1 March 2015) at 9:30 AM for our adult religious education class. We will continue our study of Nature’s God: The Heretical Origins of the American Republic by Matthew Stewar

13 hours ago

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

Lent, Days 9 and 10, Grace cont’d

As it turns out the section specifically on grace in the catechism ran out on Thursday.  I meant to post yesterday, but failed to do so, so I’m doubling up today.  I’ll be looking at a couple of other

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All-Soulo (Site / Info)

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Readers may know that I have a fascination with words, and the use of those words allows me to appear intellectual despite the number of hours I've spent isolated in the wood shop. It is surprising ho

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Truth and Meaning: American Feudalism

Every day, we hear the mantra of the conservative extremists crying for less government, a plea that I share. We should have less government spending on the military industrial complex. We should have

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This Week's Prayer

Dear Great Unknown, Some theoretical physicists are now suggesting that there was no big bang, no beginning point of time, and that the age of the universe is infinite. We do not know if this is true.

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The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

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True religion is where the rubber hits the road

Peter Morales wrote in the Fall, 2014 issue of UU World, " Religion, I have long believed, is much more about what we love than about what we think. The central religious task is to change hearts, not

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UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

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The Spiritual Life

One day while walking quietly together, out of the silence the Buddha’s attendant Ananda declared, “Teacher, to have companions and comrades on the great way is so amazing! I have come to realize that

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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In Full Bloom

That magic moment when the cherry trees are in full bloom is notoriously brief. Of course, cherry trees don’t mind. The moment of flowering is only an invitation to the bees to set in motion the much

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Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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The USS Princeton—The SNAFU that Nearly Wiped out an Administrtion

The USS Princeton --the most advance warship in the world in 1843, The USS Princeton was supposed to be the future of the United States Navy.   Fairly bursting with new technology it was likely the mo

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

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Yolo Bypass Wildlife Refuge

This afternoon, I spent about three hours at the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Refuge, some 25 saure miles of managed habitat for waterfowl just east of Davis, Calif. Above: Yolo Bypass Refuge, near parking lo

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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