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Living a Life of Meaning – Easter 2014

This Easter sermon was preached on 4/20/14 at the UU Fellowship in Huntington, NY. Easter can be a challenging holiday for some religious progressives. We recognize the horrors perpetrated against Jew

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RevWho (Site / Info)

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Uncle Walt and the Undying Dancing Man

I’m not feeling Easter-y this year.  I’m tired, generally grumpy, and I seem uninterested in many things that I used to be passionate about.  I’m not feeling depressed as much as exhausted.  It’s been

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Sunflower Chalice (Site / Info)

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Not sameness but kaleidoscopic variety - a meditation for Easter Sunday

The Cambridge University Botanic Garden in blossom Readings: Mark 16:1-8 [The Shorter Ending of Mark] From Cliff Reed's book, "Unitarian. What's That?" - Do Unitarians Celebrate Easter? From "Jesus Th

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As Channing suggests, the voluntary principle is “a creative principle.”

It functions as a creative principle by making way for free interaction and innovation in the spirit of community. Thus the church may remain open to influence from its members, from outside the churc

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Social Gospel through Universalist Eyes

Categories: Our Living Tradition Tags: history, social gospel, theology, universalism, uu I recently studied American Theological Liberalism with Gary Dorrien, and was quite taken by a chapter (from D

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Notes from the Far Fringe (Site / Info)

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Maybe this is what Spring feels like

Maybe this is what Spring feels like: a sadness in the heart. Steady summer is not here yet. The skies turn from grey to blue and back on a dime. There is no easy release from Winter. There is no clea

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Soul Seeds (Site / Info)


God of Surprises

Easter Homily April 20, 2013 We know the story well enough by now, don’t we? Two days after their teacher, their friend, their brother, had been killed The women closest to him went to prepare his bod

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Ordination Sermon

Unfinished Projects and Clutter

At the beginning of my intentional journey into emptiness, I wrote in my journal: So much of life’s activities seem to be preparation for something else, a kind of infrastructure. We need to fix the b

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Finding Our Way Home (Site / Info)

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“A little Easter message of hope”

A LITTLE EASTER MESSAGE OF HOPE Written to the young people of the Universalist Church by Dr Charles Hall Leonard, Dean Emeritus of Crane Theological School, Tufts College Mass. An Easter Message — th

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Better easy bubble juice recipe

Back in 2012, I posted an easy bubble juice recipe for making soap bubbles 9-12″ in diameter. Here’s a better easy bubble juice recipe, which uses easily obtainable ingredients, and features a superio

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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In Praise of Easter 

Some will tell you, Easter is about one man, o [...]

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Discerning a Call  - Another Possibility (Site / Info)


The '80s Mixtape Playing in My Head

Yes, I'm a product of the '80s. The music especially keeps bubbling up. *If, in a body prayer to the four directions, the instructions include "Now face west", I will be transported to REM's "Stand."

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

Thoughts on Liberal Christianity’s Tension Between Faith and Reason

While watching an interview of John Shelby Spong on Youtube, I heard him articulate an area of tension that I’ve experienced in my own life. It occurred when Allan Gregg inquired: […]

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Crystal St. Marie Lewis (Site / Info)

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A Quarterway Home

You’ve heard of a half-way house? Well, this was a quarter-way. For those who no longer needed a locked facility. But only just barely. The quarter-way residents had not been in jail. They’d been wher

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UU Collective (Site / Info)


Easter Through a Unitarian Universalist Lens

It's been awhile since I last posted, but I've been rethinking my understandings of the Easter/Passover/Solstice season and am speaking about it tomorrow.  Here it is. EASTER THROUGH A UU LENS By Rev.

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Ms. Kitty's Saloon and Road Show: A New Gig (Site / Info)

Huffington Post Blog: The Meaning of Good Friday

Check out my latest Huffington Post Blog! “The Meaning of Good Friday”

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RevWho (Site / Info)

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That Estranged Crazy Uncle: Did He Room with M. Night Shyamalan at Overnight Camp?

Part 2      (You can find Part 1 here.) There are a handful of liberal theologians who are applying an eco-theology lens to the Book of Revelation, stretching to find in the text inspiration for care

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“new means and forms of communication”

This attempt (to activate the voluntary principle in new ways) involved the adoption of new means and forms of communication – the itinerant preacher, the psychic excitement of revivals, the dissemina

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Stone By Stone (Site / Info)


Good Friday

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


Holy Saturday 2014

By this point, I’ve estabilshed that I read The Dream of the Rood on Holy Saturday; that is, today. And I have written several old blog posts about it. Join me? I’ll be reading from this one this year

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Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)


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