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Walking On

I saw you walking Down the street Last week Your head was down Your collar up Even though the sun Was shining. It is a cold wind That blows through a heart Pumping ice Like it was fire It is OK We bot

6 hours ago

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

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Minimum Wage address to Tuscaloosa City Council

This was given to the Mayor and City Council on February 9, 2016. I am here before you tonight because I am confused by the city’s legislative agenda as it pertains to item 16–Minimum Wage Legislation

13 hours ago

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

Unitarian Universalism justice economic justice $10.10 minimum wage Tuscaloosa City Council Minimum Wage 2016 Tuscaloosa Legislative Agenda Malachi on wages Mayor Maddox Raise the minimum wage

The Heavens Cry out in Joy: Charles Darwin is Born on this Day!

Just yesterday I was thinking how Darwin’s Origin of Species was, in addition to arguably being the most important book written in the nineteenth century, was a really good read. And now I notice it’s

14 hours ago

Monkey Mind (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

15 hours ago

meditations, translations (Site / Info)

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Presidents Make Lousy Leaders of Mass Movements

The theory of change that Bernie Sanders advocates is a "political revolution;" he wants increased mass mobilization in favor of broad reformist goals: universal health care, free public college, gett

15 hours ago

thelivelytradition (Site / Info)

Man, it’s cold outside!

Look around you and on Facebook and you’ll see everyone bundled up. Heavy coats, sweaters and probably Long Johns. (How did John get underwear named after him? Anyone know?) Now think about how some o

16 hours ago

UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

community compassion Standing on the Side of Love Share the basket

We send warm wishes for a Happy Birthday to our UUFP members who were born in February!

Apologies for the lateness of these very important names. FEBRUARY BIRTHDAYS Nan Procyson Cher Balsley Barry Campbell Milyn King Karen Overby Westley Joseph Joe Luke Rebecca Popplewell Megan Zunk-Wasi

1 day ago

UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

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Workshop: From Lay Leader to Worship Associate

If you’ve ever wondered how a Sunday service put together, this workshop is for you.  If you’d like to know what it would take to offer your own service on Sunday, if you’ve been a lay leader and you’

1 day ago

UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

music Announcements Worship hospitality liturgy hymns Sunday Services Classes

Devotion (2/11/16)

The word for the second day of UU Lent is "Devotion." When I think of devotion, the first thing I think of is the chapter that Ken Beldon contributed to my book The Growing Church. "In Thoreau's age,

1 day ago

RevThom (Site / Info)

Waves of memory and gravitation—a photographic meditation in Ascension Burial Ground, Cambridge

Sir Arthur Eddington's grave This afternoon I went to visit the very fine letter carver Eric Marland in his workshop, an old chapel of Rest in the Ascension Burial Ground, just off the Huntingdon Road

1 day ago

CAUTE — An archeology of morning (Site / Info)

black and white photography Blackieapp iphoneography Ascension Burial Ground Cambridge Einstein Eric Marland Simon Sedgwick-Jell Sir Arthur Eddington

Salvation by Bibliography: a Universalist Spiritual Discipline

In my opinion the only great Unitarian Universalist theologian, that is the only great religious thinker produced by the consolidated Unitarian Universalist denomination so far is James Luther Adams.

1 day ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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On Prayer

Emily Dickinson wrote, Of Course I prayed And did God Care? He cared as much as on the Air A Bird had stampd her foot And cried “Give Me” (#376) I grew up in a praying family. My parents both got on t

1 day ago

UU Collective (Site / Info)

Religion spirituality prayer Unitarian Universalist gratitude values diversity Faith Development Scripture #humanism #humanist

The Spirituality of Doubt

One famous definition of faith from the Christian tradition is Hebrews 11:1, “faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” Etymologically, the root of the word faith

1 day ago

Carl Gregg (Site / Info)

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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

2 days 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

2 days ago

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

Uncategorized Unitarian Universalism Poetry Religion and Spirituality

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

2 days 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

2 days 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

2 days 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

2 days 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

2 days ago

RevThom (Site / Info)