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The Art of Writing a Letter

For all that is our life! by Rev. Andrew Clive Millard When I receive a gift or someone does something particularly nice for me, I try to be sure to write them a thank you note.  When I’m invited to …

2 hours ago

UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

Technology Culture gratitude compassion communication Generosity celebration For all that is our life!

Why Universalism? “Loving the Hell Out of the World?”

Last week I posted my response to the question “Why Unitarianism?” This week, I will explore the related question, “Why Universalism?” Comparing these two philosophically liberal religious traditions,

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Carl Gregg (Site / Info)

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Paul Ryan fights Poverty?

Paul Ryan has a new Republican plan to fight poverty. It's getting some positive play because he finally stops advocating less spending on the social safety net in order to balance the budget. It's al

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thelivelytradition (Site / Info)

The Dangers of DIY

Over at Quest for Meaning, David Breeden made the case for Unitarian Universalism being a Do It Yourself religion. He writes: We do well to draw a sharp line between the subjectivity of religious expe

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Notes from the Far Fringe (Site / Info)

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The secret lesson of the vegetarians

I’m a vegetarian, and have been for (what?) a year or two. Not for health reasons, or ecological ones, but for ethical and religious reasons. More about that later, maybe. And when you read personal 

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Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

Universalism Mission and Polity

Yes, I Watched Sharknado 2 Tonight.

Special theme dinner of grilled fish w/ potato twisters. I'm not at all ashamed. I knew Sharknado 2 would be stupid and not especially cultured or filled with excellent acting.  And I enjoyed it, with

17 hours ago

Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

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)

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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

1 day ago

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

1 day ago

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

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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

1 day ago

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

1 day ago

Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

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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

1 day ago

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)

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". . . 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)

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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)