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The Gospel of Humanism

THE GOSPEL OF HUMANISM   (Source #5) Rev. Kit Ketcham, Nov. 23, 2014          During this next several months, I’m speaking on the six Sources of Unitarian Universalism, which form the foundation for

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

And a Blessed Evolution Day to All!

It was on this day in 1859, some one hundred and fifty-five years ago, that Charles Darwin’s revolutionary book On the Origin of Species was published. While the great observation is probably Darwin D

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)



Last Thursday, I had the opportunity to volunteer at a Food Bank in Atlantic City. The irony of it all was not lost upon me as I drove the few short miles from the congregation I am serving in Gallowa

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A Jersey Girl in Kentucky (Site / Info)

Truth and Meaning: Frivolous Waste

During the last week of the recent campaign for District 98 State Representative, Midlanders received a barrage of lurid and sensationalist ads predicting all manner of doom and gloom that would befal

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uujeff's muse kennel and pizzatorium (Site / Info)

justice youth Women lgbt Midland income inequality

Simple Joys

Telling jokes with my goddaughters. They have figured out gross jokes...

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

Two Old Poems from my time at Starr King School for the Ministry

With all the negative attention that Starr King School for the Ministry is getting in the press these days, I thought I would share these two poems that I wrote while a student.  I will be forever gra

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

Unitarian Universalism Poetry Starr King School for the Ministry

Faith Formation Calendar for December

Faith Formation Calendar December 2014

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The Children's Chalice (Site / Info)


This Week's Prayer

Holy and loving reality, we come to this season of Thanksgiving knowing that every season, every moment, every breath must be a season of gratitude – that the most basic spiritual practice, discipline

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The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)


The little three-hole punch

While I’m mulling on whether or not to blog on the recent reportage about the Starr King School for the Ministry — it won’t be nice-nice-sweet-sweet if I do — I thought I would review a helpful bit of

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Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

Church administration

Belief-in, belief-that and faith — Kierkegaard and "Where's Wally?"

Søren Kierkegaard One of the last lengthy, valuable and in depth conversations I had with Jonathan Harrison, my friend the philosopher of religion before he died earlier this year, was about faith. He

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CAUTE — Just travelling hopefully (Site / Info)

faith Address J. L. Schellenberg Belief-in belief-that Cambridge CICCU Edward F. Mooney H. H. Price Hebrews John Byrne Jonathan Harrison Søren Kierkegaard Where's Wally

Why I Take Pictures

I keep my camera and my camera phone nearby most of the time.  Not because I am an award-winning photographer. Not because I am much for selfies. But because I want to remember the sweet crazy wonderf

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

We All Own a Small Portion of the Truth

I was browsing YouTube today when I came across a wonderful video of Karen Armstrong called “Author Karen Armstrong’s Thoughts on God.” In it, she speaks on the nature of God […]

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Window On Religion (Site / Info)

Religion spirituality Interfaith Islam Written Reflections mysticism incarnation interfaith dialogue ground of all being videos

#Thanksgiving at the Greyhound Station

1. Hell is a bus station on a holiday. I read as I wait, thinking Sartre most likely had something figured out. 2. Thanksgiving eve with a crowd so large even TV news joins in and little kids gather b

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Theopoetics (Site / Info)

Religion #poem #poetry

Dear Strapped Student

This post is regarding a controversy at Starr King School for Ministry, one of our Unitarian Universalist seminaries. You can read about the conflict at the New York Times, the UU World, and a recent

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Speaking of... (Site / Info)


Thinking of JFK

He died today fifty-one years ago. I don’t need to see that bit of film showing his being murdered. This is what I find myself thinking of today…

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Monkey Mind (Site / Info)


The radiant life

Last week, Dad spent quite a bit of time talking with my sisters and me about World War II. I think it is very difficult for us now to understand how traumatic those war years were, and to understand

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Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

Meditations James Luther Adams Ralph Waldo Emerson Reinhold Niebuhr Rufus Jones

Responses to "A More Beautiful World"

My friend Rev. Ian White Maher stirred up a bit of conversation when I published his guest post "A More Beautiful World: The Challenges of Unitarian Universalist Military Chaplaincy." In addition to s

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


A strange compulsion

Today I briefly considered rendering lard from pork fat.  Maybe I am getting a little too obsessed with next week's tamalada...

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

The Danger of a Single Story

Sermon and Story from Worship Service November 16, 2014Story (from various sources) Apparently the commander of a vessel that was engaged in maneuvers in heavy weather was on the bridge late one night

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Discerning a Call  - Another Possibility (Site / Info)


Emerson's Ecstasies: Taking Religious Experience Seriously

This lecture was delivered on 9/11/2014 at The Community Church of Chapel Hill, Unitarian Universalist, as the kick-off for the 2014-2015 Spiritual Education for Adults program. The topic I’ve chosen

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RevThom (Site / Info)