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When I start muttering about goats...

Some days life seems overly complicated. Appointments and printer jams and traffic jams and a cell phone that has given up the ghost. I mutter about escaping to the countryside, away from all of this.

55 minutes ago

Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

April 18–Metamorphosis: Good Friday–A Common Story

Today commemorates the Jewish version of an ancient and universal story.  (It has since become known as the Christian story, but it was originally the Jewish version of this powerful story told in man

1 hour ago

Words of Wisdom? (Site / Info)

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That Estranged Crazy Uncle: What to Do When He Comes to Dinner?

Part 1 The Book of Revelation is the estranged crazy uncle of the Christian Bible. The one who is never invited to family get-togethers, but still somehow shows up. When he does show up, you silently

2 hours ago

irrevspeckay (Site / Info)

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A Day Without a Smartphone

Smartphones are amazing things. What would be considered a super computer not that long ago in the palm of your hand. The ablility to send a Tweet around the world. The ability to send a Facebook mess

5 hours ago

Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)

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Heaven Is For Real – A Pagan View

What are we to make of those who say they died and went to heaven – or to hell? Are their experiences proof of Christian doctrines about the afterlife? Heaven Is For Real gives us an opportunity to ex

7 hours ago

John Beckett (Site / Info)

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Mama’s Day

An instant classic by William Haefeli in The New Yorker, 2011 The attempt at re-envisioning Mothers’ (or Mother’s or Mothers) Day by calling it Mama’s (or Mamas or Mamas’) Day, by the organization Str

8 hours ago

Sermons in Stones (Site / Info)

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And Let Them Know About It!

A colleague pointed out recently to me that I do something fairly naturally which is not something every minister or even every congregation knows how to do, which is to get the word out about signifi

8 hours ago

Rev. Cyn (Site / Info)

Breaking Out of a Closed Circle

Church planting in Unitarian Universalism has been slow, anemic and pitiful.  In a cultural environment where increasing numbers of people seem to be not interested in the churches that are, planting

8 hours ago

thelivelytradition (Site / Info)

Supernatural: A word with no useful meaning

I was inspired to write today because a Unitarian Universalist was, once again, bemoaning the “supernatural” elements of religion. I want to voice my clear and unrepentant disregard for such concerns.

10 hours ago

I am UU (Site / Info)

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Without Gefilte Fish or Matzo Balls

It was the day after our little chosen family Seder on Monday evening, the first night of Passover, when the New York Times ran a story about a major gefilte fish shortage.

11 hours ago

Rev. Marti Keller (Site / Info)

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Maundy Thursday With Your Friendly Jesus Person

Today is Maundy Thursday, or Holy Thursday. Maundy is an old English word or maybe an old French or Latin word that is derived from “mandate,” which Jesus gave during his last dinner party with his be

12 hours ago

PeaceBang (Site / Info)

Theological Reflection

Special Announcement: Annual Membership Meeting

Submitted by UUFP Office Administrator, Mary-Elizabeth ***OFFICIAL NOTIFICATION***2014 Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the PeninsulaAnnual Membership Meeting:WhenSUNDAYMAY 18, 2014After second se

12 hours ago

UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

Announcements Events EDITION: May 2014 Reminders Annual Membership Meeting

Pressing Concerns

Categories: Featured, Missional Church The building of my home congregation is wedged between three worlds: a funeral home, where people bring their grief and mourning; an old home subdivided into a s

12 hours ago

Notes from the Far Fringe (Site / Info)

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Pack Nothing, Begin Quickly

Dear Friends, As Passover is upon us and Easter is near, this is a special time for millions of Jews and Christians around the world. Tragically, this holy week started off with a shooting rampage at

12 hours ago

NWUUC » Terry (Site / Info)

NeUUs Reflections

The hell?

Unknown name Unknown number calls me up and wants to know if I consider myself a Republican, a Democrat, or an independent. I said "I don't discuss that with strangers over the telephone." (Did I real

12 hours ago

fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Forced arbitration

Just when you thought your corporate overlords' scrutiny and control over your life couldn't get any more intrusive, this comes along: never mind a Facebook "like," downloaded coupon or a sweepstakes

13 hours ago

fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Equal Pay at the Altar? (and the war of statistics)

My thoughtful feminist husband first told me about it: the latest salvo in the defensive battle being waged against equal pay for equal work by women. It was the grenade tossed by Phyllis Schlafly, fo

13 hours ago

UUWF Blog (Site / Info)

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Three finger salute, then?

The laptop I'm using with a fingerprint sensor is so old that its brand has been sold to a Chinese company; news of the iPhone 5s having a fingerprint sensor didn't catch my attention. It seems very c

14 hours ago

fortboise.org (Site / Info)

Down for the count.

Sanding, music, dance, math and the power of attention...  This morning, I am sanding boxes, and am in the third course, having gone from the stationary belt sander to 120 grit and 180 grit sand paper

15 hours ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Addressing Safety at Pagan Conventions and Festivals

As the immediate shock regarding the arrest of Pagan author and musician Kenny Klein on possession of child pornography wears off, a wider conversation in the Pagan community on event safety and sexua

15 hours ago

The Wild Hunt | A modern Pagan perspective. (Site / Info)

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