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Little Celebrations #15: Liturgical Quotables

Let each of us be here as a gift to all others: gifts to friends, to families, to the community about. Gathered in this place of spirit and refuge, with faith and reason, with commitment and action, l

8 hours ago

Dennis McCarty (Site / Info)

Little Celebrations

Turning: How Shall We Choose?

   The world in which Mary found herself unmarried and pregnant was far from a happy one. There were greedy people misusing their power and authority to destroy the lands they occupied or administered

13 hours ago

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When Technology Outruns Reason, Pt. 2

(This is another excerpt from my book, Monuments: One Atheist’s Intimate Religious Reflection.) I was driving across southern Idaho’s Snake River Plain, which is the bleak bosom of American Nuclear Re

14 hours ago

Dennis McCarty (Site / Info)

Monuments

Prayers for the Water Protectors & Those In Solidarity

Sunday, December 4, Chief Arvol Looking Horse, 19 th Generation Keeper of White Buffalo Calf Pipe Bundle, and Spiritual Leader of the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota Nations calls on people of heart, faith

15 hours ago

http://revnaomiking.tumblr.com/ (Site / Info)

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An inward colonization—what is at stake are new forms that have never been—Gustav Landauer

[Here] is yet another crucial fallacy: that one can – or must – bring anarchism to the world; that anarchy is an affair of all of humanity; that there will indeed be a day of judgment followed by a mi

16 hours ago

CAUTE — An archeology of morning (Site / Info)

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STLT#61, Lo, the Earth Awakes Again

And with one turn of a page, we enter the sublimely ridiculous. Yes, it’s time, in these last days of autumn, as the nights grow dark and cold, to begin singing our Spring and Summer songs. Because if

17 hours ago

http://farfringe.com (Site / Info)

Hymn by Hymn

Publisher of universalist works has a sale

Wipf and Stock publishes more theological works that deal with issues of universal salvation (if not institutional Universalism) than anyone else — and probably on a scale unrivaled since the heyday o

1 day ago

Rev. Scott Wells (Site / Info)

Universalism Books

In Praise of Being Temporarily Off-Kilter

Different people experience awe from different things. Overall, travel ranks high. A clear night and a star-filled sky gazed at for a while is also effective for many people. There are certain sensati

1 day ago

The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

Why Is There Awe

What I’m Doing

By Claire Sexton UUWF Vice President/Funding Programs I awoke on November 9 as if from a bad dream, my young son had made a mess that I wasn’t ready to deal with, and I’d stayed up late the night befo

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Unitarian Universalist Women's Federation (Site / Info)

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STLT#60, In Time of Silver Rain

Some might say this is unsingable. It’s a complex, twentieth-century modern, sometimes atonal piece of music, and to the average congregant trying to sing for the first time, makes no sense and might

1 day ago

http://farfringe.com (Site / Info)

Hymn by Hymn

Gone Sitting

I’m off to sesshin at the Boundless Way Temple in Worcester, Massachusetts. See you all in a couple of days. In the meantime watch out for those flying bricks. Sometimes they’re love notes. Sometimes

1 day ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Too Busy? Maybe You Need Some Awe

Awe doesn't magically create more time. It just feels like it does. Do you feel time starved? It seems like a feature of contemporary life – busy-ness, busy-ness, busy-ness. Even the term, the concept

2 days ago

The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

Why Is There Awe

To Be Hopeless Would Seem So Strange

Our reading from this Sunday was the poem, “Try to Praise the Mutilated World” by the Polish pet, Adam Zagajewski. Where were you when you found out?  Seems like an odd thing to be asking today.  I wa

2 days ago

Cheno Words (Site / Info)

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Sunset over the River Cam

On the way back from visiting an unwell member of the congregation who lives out of town I cycled home along the tow path of the River Cam. It was a beautiful evening and I stopped for ten minutes or

2 days ago

CAUTE — An archeology of morning (Site / Info)

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The Parking Lot is Full

We’re three months into the new church year, and it is astounding to see how full of people and energy the new sanctuary gets on Sunday mornings. Almost every week, someone will come up to me in the f

2 days ago

Unitarian Church of Los Alamos (Site / Info)

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A Panoramic UU View … of Caucusing!

Caucusing? Is Tina going to speak politically to us? The answer is NO! (However, you will notice that I have put up the theme for December in the RE Bulletin Board as “Action and Kindness for Christma

2 days ago

Unitarian Church of Los Alamos (Site / Info)

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We Convert the Construction Loan to a Mortgage

The deeper our faith, the more doubt we must endure; the deeper our hope, the more prone we are to despair; the deeper our love, the more pain its loss will bring:   these are a few of the paradoxes w

2 days ago

Unitarian Church of Los Alamos (Site / Info)

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Standing with Standing Rock: Recommitting to Protest in an Age of Complacency

by Tara Adams of the Social Justice Committee This month, former president of the UUA, Rev. Bill Sinkford wrote an article in UU World entitled The Myth of White Innocence. In it, he considers UU invo

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Unitarian Church of Los Alamos (Site / Info)

Social Concerns

As the People Fell into a Well

JUNK The popular Christian writer Father Richard Rohr says, “If your religion is not showing you how to transform your pain, it is junk religion.” I’d expand on that and say that if your politics is n

2 days ago

UU Collective (Site / Info)

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STLT#59, Almond Trees, Renewed in Bloom

I am likely going to disappoint you all today – because I’m struggling to articulate much of anything this morning. I’m not feeling witty (although when I am these days, I am grateful – thanks to Vict

2 days ago

http://farfringe.com (Site / Info)

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