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Two Lives. One Life.

On Facebook I just ran across the epigram, “We live two lives. The second begins when we discover we have one life.” It’s attributed to Confucius. I found the sentiment compelling, and in the very sam

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Examining the Universalist theory of worship

So, what makes Universalist worship Universalist? What keys do we have, if we want to build on a tradition? It turns out that it’s harder to say than in other denominational traditions, including the

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Rev. Scott Wells (Site / Info)

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Going from ideas to ACTION

After church on May 15th, we looking forward to the second round of Innovation Conversations for our religious education programs!Everyone is invited to share lunch and take part in figuring out how t

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Emerson Unitarian Universalist Church - Blog (Site / Info)

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Struggling to “Speak the Truth in Love” in Election Season: Pluralistic Ethics & Political Polarization

Over the past few decades, many studies have shown a growing political polarization in our country. This widening gap between the right and the left has made finding a middle ground increasingly diffi

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Carl Gregg (Site / Info)

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A couple of thought provoking "posters" from Wolfgang Tillmans encouraging people to vote REMAIN

A couple of thought provoking "posters" from  the excellent Wolfgang Tillmans encouraging people to vote REMAIN in the upcoming EU Referendum. More of them are available at the link below: POSTERS BY

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CAUTE — An archeology of morning (Site / Info)

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Falling Water

Today I had an adventure, and instead of starting my morning walk from the door of my house, I drove across Brighton Avenue, over to a trailhead of the Fore River Sanctuary. Then I walked a short walk

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Finding Our Way Home (Site / Info)

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Delivery from Slavery: Attempting a Biblical Theology in the Service of Liberation—Dick Boer

As many of you will know I value highly the thought of Ernst Bloch (1885-1977), a German Marxist who fully understood the potential revolutionary power of the Biblical text. Thinkers like Bloch are al

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CAUTE — An archeology of morning (Site / Info)

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Watching A Hologram for the King, Looking at Shadow, Wanting Substance

I’m still struggling with what to call my comments on the movies that Jan & I go to see. I’m shy of the word “review,” because it implies a level of expertise I do not bring to the table. I’m inclined

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Nightmares

  Nightmares run screaming Behind the closed cupboards Of your sleeping They race beneath the floorboards And hide in your mattress Restless, your eyelids flicker Fear becomes fright And the terror wa

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

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Gentleman’s Agreement

As a man who has spent a lifetime being followed, cornered, propositioned and even groped against his will in restrooms, I can assure you that the predators are never trans*women, trans*men and not ev

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spirituwellness (Site / Info)

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Outliving A Parent

When I turned fifty in January, it was big for one reason: my dad had died at fifty. Had it not been for that, I wouldn’t have cared much. Age doesn’t bother me but this milestone bothered me a LOT. …

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PeaceBang (Site / Info)

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Anne Boleyn is Arrested, and a Small But Important Spiritual Lesson is Suggested

It was on this day in 1536 that the Queen of England, Anne Boleyn, was arrested, charged with treason, oh, and also incest, and adultery, and just to make sure, witchcraft. Seventeen days later she lo

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Trout Lilies

These lovely small flowers were near the trail on Capisic Brook. A couple days after I took this photo, I went on a Nature Walk at our Ferry Beach retreat and I asked the person who was leading us abo

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Finding Our Way Home (Site / Info)

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Sabbatical Reading and some thanks to you all

Today is the first day of my sabbatical and I won't be returning to explicitly church related work until Sunday 4th September. However, a sabbatical is (or at least should) always be connected in some

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CAUTE — An archeology of morning (Site / Info)

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An Open Letter to Chief Justice Roy Moore

  29 April 2016 Dear Chief Justice Moore: As a citizen of Alabama, I am rather disappointed in your press conference comments.  Not only did they portray the events on January 12th incorrectly, they e

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A Unitarian Universalist Minister in the South (Site / Info)

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SETTING A PLACE FOR ELIJAH: Welcoming Into the Circle as Spiritual Practice

SETTING A PLACE FOR ELIJAH Welcoming into the Circle as Spiritual Practice James Ishmael Ford 1 May 2016 Pacific Unitarian Church Rancho Palos Verdes, California Not long ago Vivian Hao and I were sit

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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In search of lost cheekiness: Cynicism, kynicism, the Flying Spaghetti Monster, the Padstow ‘Obby ‘Osses and the Rebel Clown Army

Diogenes of Sinope Readings: Ecclesiastes 8:14-15 There is a vanity that takes place on earth, that there are righteous people who are treated according to the conduct of the wicked, and there are wic

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CAUTE — An archeology of morning (Site / Info)

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Owl Life

Today I took a walk to the ponds at Evergreen and started looking at the pines where the mother owl and her babies have been living.  Today I brought binoculars and our little camera.  I watched for a

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Finding Our Way Home (Site / Info)

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Bringing Emotional Intelligence to the Work

Just this past week, after winning five primaries, He Who Shall Not Be Named offered this jewel of wisdom: “Frankly, if Hillary Clinton were a man, I don’t think she’d get 5 percent of the vote. The o

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Soul Seeds (Site / Info)

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Epictetus, from The Handbook

43. There are always two handles by which to grasp something— one is good to grab, the other useless. You’ve been wronged? Don’t grab the handle labeled “injustice.” You can’t carry wrongs that way. D

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meditations, translations (Site / Info)

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