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Problems We Were Made For

Forgiveness, part 2 Life IS problems. Call them “challenges” if you like, but problems they are: one after another, and always about 83. Those problems will include how to get forgiveness, how to give

5 hours ago

The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)


STLT#354, We Laugh, We Cry

This is a very long song. I suppose it has to be, given that it’s about life, death, and the whole schmear. But it is a long song, made longer by accompanists who drag it out – and lordy, there seems

8 hours ago

Notes from the Far Fringe (Site / Info)

Hymn by Hymn Mood: Moderate Range: Moderate Singability: Moderate

Lost and Found – Sermon Sept 17 2017

Reading, from A Field Guide to Getting Lost by Rebecca Solnit Sermon, Lost and Found   It was early 1996, and Kate Braestrup and her husband Drew had a good life, and a plan in the works for an even b

14 hours ago

Another Possibility (Site / Info)

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Acceptance in a Time of Climate Change

Is it hopeless? Is humanity doomed to near term extinction? Well, if you are pinning your hopes on the myth of progress, the answer is "yes." Progress had been foundational to my belief system, and it

1 day ago

Calling Ministers (Site / Info)

Hymn by Hymn Extra: Spirituals in White Spaces

I’m sorry to say I didn’t know this video from May existed until today, but in this amazing piece, First Portland’s music director, DeReau Farrar offers powerful testimony about what it means to sing

1 day ago

Notes from the Far Fringe (Site / Info)

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Marcus Aurelius, from Exhortations to Himself

Be like the rock that the waves beat against but do not vanquish. I am unhappy because this has happened to me? No, I am happy, even though this has happened to me. I go on, unvanquished and free from

1 day ago

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Three Pointers on the Zen Way: One by a Buddhist

Where were you when I planned the earth? Tell me, if you are so wise. Do you know who took its dimensions, measuring its length with a cord? What were its pillars built on? Who laid down its cornersto

1 day ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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You've Got Problems

Forgiveness, part 1 You’ve got problems. I kinda know what some of them are. Others, I have no idea of. But even if you’re someone here today who I’ve never met, I know you’ve got problems. We all do.

1 day ago

The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)


STLT#353, Golden Breaks the Dawn

I wasn’t expecting to have a moment with this hymn. I don’t know what I was expecting – perhaps a morning of wading through information, or trying to ignore my personal exhaustion with nature metaphor

1 day ago

Notes from the Far Fringe (Site / Info)

Hymn by Hymn Range: Moderate Singability: Simple/Easy Tune Recordings Available Mood: Meditative

Sometimes You Need a Story to Survive

as preached at the Ashby First Parish Church, September 17, 2017 I am delighted to be with you this morning. It is the first Sunday of a new church year and I have the privilege of serving as your new

1 day ago

Colin Bossen: Writer, Preacher, Organizer (Site / Info)



Our landlord is selling the place we live in. Finding a new apartment in the tight Bay Area rental market has become our all-consuming task (we had a lead on one place, but that fell through). If you

1 day ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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Becoming a Beacon

Trying something different with this week’s sermon post — it was recorded!  Should there be any problems with the video itself (pixelating, stuttering audio, lost segments), please let me know.

1 day ago

Cheno Words (Site / Info)

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Our Theological House 9-17-17

We’ve got a feast for the spirit here, and a feast for the mind.  Mango thoughts and jalapeno talk. There is nothing bland about the Unitarian Universalists of Petaluma, right?  Oh, yeah.   But church

1 day ago

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

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Happy birthday, Beantown!

        There used to be a joke about Unitarians. It went, that as unlikely as it would be, if the Unitarians were ever to embrace a creed, it would no doubt be (in the pre-inclusive language of the p

2 days ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Seeking Beauty

We begin our year of delving into our spiritual depths by addressing beauty, nourishment for our souls.

2 days ago

Unitarian Church of Los Alamos (Site / Info)


Open Minds, Welcome Hearts

This sermon was preached at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Huntington on 9/17/17. It reflects on some of the foundational tenets of Unitarian Universalism, and the wisdom they offer us in ou

2 days ago

RevWho (Site / Info)

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I have uttered what I did not understand, things too wonderful for me, which I did not know . . . and repent in dust and ashes

Job's despair by William Blake (1757-1827) READINGS: Job 42:1-6 Then Job answered the Lord: ‘I know that you can do all things,    and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted. “Who is this that hides

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CAUTE — A free-spirit archeology of morning (Site / Info)

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Albuquerque Refugee Family

Thang Gin from Lutheran Family Services in Albuquerque will give a presentation and answer questions concerning the plight of the Kamndon family of refugees described in the Social Justice article in

2 days ago

Unitarian Church of Los Alamos (Site / Info)


STLT#352, Find a Stillness

I love this prayer. Seriously, this meditative, prayerful hymn – lyrics by Carl Seaburg, set to a Transylvanian folk tune – is absolutely in my top ten list. I love the haunting, minor key of the tune

2 days ago

Notes from the Far Fringe (Site / Info)

Hymn by Hymn Range: Moderate Singability: Moderate Mood: Meditative Personal Favorite Mood: Haunting/Mystical

Live dinner show

Originally posted on Changing the World @ the UUFP: An Evening of Treasures—Live Dinner Show, September 30. Experience the wide variety of costuming and movement that make up what is known as BELLYDAN

2 days ago

Changing the World @ the UUFP (Site / Info)