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Growing

This birch tree was in my front yard in Utah.  It is hard to tell at first glance, but two of the tree’s branches grew together and then separated again.  In my yard in CA, I have a redwood tree that

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

Growth Musings change

Religious Terrorism [Cindy Landrum]

Rev. Dr. Cindy Landrum On July 20, the First Unitarian Universalist Church in New Orleans, Louisiana, became the target of what some have described as "religious terrorism."  It sounds like hyperbole

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thelivelytradition (Site / Info)

Unitarian Universalism religious terrorism

Returning

I haven’t posted in awhile.  Transitions are funny things; it is hard to maintain a focus when surrounded by boxes and you aren’t quite sure of the time zone.  We moved from Utah to California on July

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

Unitarian Universalism marriage equality Musings Utah California

Shifting from Identity to Solidarity

In order to transform we must be willing to give up our culture of identity and move toward a culture of solidarity. There is a tendency to belong to groups based on how closely those groups mirror ou

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Religious Transformation (Site / Info)

Something New

You may not know, but I made a long desired and delayed trip to Japan in May.  It centered on walking a 5 day Buddhist pilgrim path through the rural Kii Peninsula.  As I have done before, I made a jo

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Aside From The Obvious (Site / Info)

Not Me Who Moved the Rocks

What was that hurt you carried so lightly as we walked but so heavy in you? The way you played those strings, moved your fingers into music . . . was that . . . What music did you play only in the ter

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Theopoetics (Site / Info)

Poetry unitarian universalist #uublogger #music #creativity #art

Signs of life at UUCF-MIN

[Later. Title fixed.] One of the oldest Internet communities for Unitarian Universalist Christians is the UUCF-MIN list. But as email has lost some of its cachet, and Facebook and Twitter have taken o

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Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

Ministerial practice Social networking

Beauty Giggles

Once or thrice a year I stock up on beauty supplies*.  Today I got my latest order from ULTA. They're very big on the Free Gift with Purchase and all sorts of coupons and deals.** My shampoo came with

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

Cracked: The Sequel

Chapel Service Baystate Medical Center July 28, 2014 These books on the altar represent the chapel services I did not give and will not have a chance to give: God Got a Dog – about our opportunity and

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irrevspeckay (Site / Info)

Sermons CPE chaplaincy cracked Deena Metzger Jane Hirshfield kintsugi perfect offering volunteering for broken heart Wendell Berry

Co-Existing with Fundamentalist Religion

Last Sunday, as most of you know, Operation Save America disrupted the Sunday Service at the First Unitarian Church of New Orleans. They interrupted the minister who was presiding over a moment of sil

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thelivelytradition (Site / Info)

Sunday Services (August 2014)

Services for August 2014 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Peninsula theme: “Lost” Arts August 3rd: “The Art of Being Present” The covenant enacted by members of the Fellowship includes

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UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

responsibility community covenant Growth Needs economics presence vocation Sunday Services attachment caring non-action

". . . the readiness to receive is all. Without that what can be given?" — A summer cycle ride with Bugbee and Beethoven

The Raleigh Superbe in Babraham Park Today I took the Raleigh Superbe out for a spin up to Wandlebury, along the Roman Road,  down to Babraham (where I stopped at the George Inn for a pint of shandy)

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CAUTE (Site / Info)

Henry Bugbee The Inward Morning Babraham Beethoven Hipstamatic John Stanmeyer late string quartets Magog Down Opus 135 Raleigh Superbe Roman Road Stapleford Wandlebury

Excruciatingly Neutral

“We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.”  Elie Wiesel Last week I had the privilege of attending a clergy l

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Losing My Religion...and Keeping Faith (Site / Info)

Religion faith Christianity activism LGBT youth neutrality

Helping the innocent

One of our younger church members needs help... Tyler was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at the age of 7. He has what is known as "labile diabetes" which means that he has extreme, volatile fluctuatio

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Pullman Memorial Pastor's Blog (Site / Info)

Scientific Rigor and Spiritual Evolution: The Work of Jeffrey Kripal

This post is part of a summer-long Patheos series on 2014 Religious Trends. This week, the focus is the Spirituality Channel on “Is the Veil Thinning? Time, Consciousness, and Spiritual Evolution” Thi

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Carl Gregg (Site / Info)

Interfaith pluralism mysticism Jungian Spirituality

A summertime analogy for ministerial formation

Summer is at its peak. It’s hot. And for reasons outside your control, the otherwise-reliable power supply has been cut. No air conditioning, and since you don’t know when it’s going to come back (it

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Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

ministerial formation Liminal places

The Last Day Of Vacation

Tomorrow I head back to the office. So today? I didn't set an alarm, but didn't sleep the day away, either. There was delicious coffee. I encouraged some small household projects into happening. I loo

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

Rev. Dawn Cooley with a new twist on an Old Question

Today I am welcoming the Rev. Dawn Cooley to the Lively Tradition.  Dawn is the minister of the First Unitarian Church of Louisville, KY.   Is Unitarian Universalism a Christian denomination? Some say

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thelivelytradition (Site / Info)

Just Because You’re Paranoid, Doesn’t Mean You’re Wrong (on the Death of Eric Garner and Emmett Till)

July 25th, had he lived, would have been Emmett Till’s 73rd birthday. July 17th, had he lived, would have been just another day in 43-year-old Eric Garner’s life. Both of their deaths show the ability

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East Of Midnight (Site / Info)

Uncategorized race paranoia Emmett Till Eric Garner reparations

Evening prayer alterations: Prayer for the President

Twice a day now, I pray for the President of the United States and others “in civil authority” as part of my morning and evening prayer practice. It is not only a hallowed practice, but one that gets

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Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

prayer Daily prayer