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common sense learning

Kim Brand sent this link, suggesting I and the presenter have a similar view. Grant Lichtman might have saved himself from a few miles by coming to Arkansas.  He missed Clear Spring School on his jour

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Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Write Welcome on Your Door

Many of us have welcome mats on our front door steps, but few of us have brought that welcome up to eye level where people are most likely to see it. How might you elevate the message of hospitality w

3 hours ago

Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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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

5 hours ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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February 8–Science and Reason: Changing Truth

“I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with senses, reason and intellect has intended us to forego their use and by some other means to give us knowledge which we can a

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Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

UU 4th Principle Science and Reason

Black History Month: A time to unlearn

As a child I learned that we had, mostly, overcome. Clues to a deeper truth hid in plain sight.

7 hours ago

uuworld.org: latest stories (Site / Info)

Sanders feminists versus Clinton feminists: illustrating the main schools of contemporary feminism

I'm watching the fight between Sanders feminists and Clinton feminists with fascination. If you're an identitarian feminist, or what Christina Hoff Sommers calls a gender feminist, you probably think

8 hours ago

it's all one thing (Site / Info)

Feminism

"Attention must be paid"

Drama nerds know this as what Linda Loman says about Willy toward the end of "Death of a Salesman." The relevant part of the quotation is: "I don’t say he’s a great man. Willy Loman never made a lot o

9 hours ago

The Chaliceblog (Site / Info)

The Super Bowl

I’m kind of paying attention to the game. Reading Bernie Sanders speech about democratic socialism was the most interesting thing I’ve done while watching it. I also enjoyed switching to golf for a pl

11 hours ago

Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)

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Bryan Stevenson, Human Rights Activist at Weinberg Center

Bryan Stevenson, author of Just Mercy, UUA’s 2015-2016 Common Read, will speak on Thursday, April 21, 7:30pm at Frederick’s Weinberg Center. Working with UU of Loudoun County and the Frederick Peace a

13 hours ago

uusocialjustice.org (Site / Info)

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Ostara: The Season of Preparation

If Imbolc is the season of contemplation, Ostara is the season of preparation. As we sit here in early February it’s not time to get moving (not just yet) but it is time to start getting ready to move

16 hours ago

John Beckett (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

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Fire Destroys Historic Home of New Orleans Voodoo Spiritual Temple

NEW ORLEANS, La. — In the early morning hours of Feb. 1, an electrical fire broke out at the Voodoo Spiritual Temple of New Orleans. Located on N. Rampart Street in the French Quarter, the Temple sust

20 hours ago

The Wild Hunt | A modern Pagan perspective. (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

20 hours ago

RevWho (Site / Info)

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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]

20 hours 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

'Getting Christ right' - by Reverend Chris Wilson

Moneyreagh & M’Pottinger Non-Subscribing Presbyterian Churches, Sunday 7th February 2016 ~ Friends, there is a story. I don’t know if it is true, but it certainly deserves to be; that students for Chr

21 hours ago

Fellowship of Non-Subscribing Christians (Site / Info)

'Searching for The Kingdom' - by Reverend Bob Pounder

Stalybridge Unitarian Church, Sunday 7th February 2016 ~ This morning we heard the text from the Gospel of Luke, 'The Rich and the Kingdom of God' (18: 18-24) which in essence is the same story that c

21 hours ago

Fellowship of Non-Subscribing Christians (Site / Info)

"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

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CAUTE — An archeology of morning (Site / Info)

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CUC Month

UU Fun Fact Did you know that 4 (or maybe 5) American presidents were Unitarian? John Adams(2nd), John Quincy Adams (6th), Millard Fillmore (13th), William Howard Taft(27th) are all identified as Unit

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Canadian Unitarian Council (Site / Info)

CUC Month

hail the knife...

First coat of milkpaint Last week, I mentioned Salomon's advice that rectilinear forms in Sloyd be alternated with curved shapes in the various models laid out in sequence for the student's growth. Yo

1 day ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Burning Art for Christ —The Bonfire of Vanities

Savonarola's bonfire.  Believe me, it got bigger than this. The Bonfire of Vanities was not just a particularly snarky novel by Tom Wolfe or the one of the few movie duds starring Tom Hanks.   It was

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

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