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Deborah Jian Lee Launches Her New Podcast “Kaleidoscope”

A Q&A with Deborah Jian Lee: My readers inspired me. So many people engaged with Rescuing Jesus not just on the page, but in real life. They told me about ways the book compelled action and change, an

48 minutes ago

Beacon Broadside: A Project of Beacon Press (Site / Info)

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Can the U.S. Have an Honest Conversation About Guns and Mass Shootings?

Are we ever going to get to the point in the conversation about guns and mass shootings to point out a few things….. 1. The vast majority of mass shooters (and all of the school shooters) are white me

1 hour ago

East Of Midnight (Site / Info)

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The Zen of Letting Go: Three Perspectives on Dying Before You Die

I’ve been rereading a small book by the late Zen teacher Philip Kapleau, called the Wheel of Death. In the chapter “Dying: Practical Instructions” he begins by quoting three writers from diverse persp

2 hours ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Parkland

A land of parks is what we need Flowers and trees Grass if we can spare the water Air we can breathe Sunlight to enjoy In gun free, hate free zones.   A nation of schools is what we need Bright eager

3 hours ago

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

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Triggers

Photo by Quentin Kemmel  on  Unsplash I'm realizing that although I have at least two degrees of separation from any mass shooting, these school shootings and other mass shootings are still something

4 hours ago

RevCyn (Site / Info)

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Some auguries of spring in the Cambridge University Botanic Garden

Some auguries of spring in the Cambridge University Botanic Garden All photos taken with a Fuji X100F Just click on a photo to enlarge it

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

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Maps

Old maps can be another useful tool for looking at the story of the land.  I was lucky to find a map of Westbrook & Deering from 1870, just before they were divided into those two towns in 1871.  On t

5 hours ago

Finding Our Way Home (Site / Info)

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Getting back home

Unitarian Universalism has a bit of a mystical tradition in its identification with the transcendentalists. Some UUs turn to them for inspiration and direction when they begin searching for a better w

5 hours ago

UU A Way Of Life (Site / Info)

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sandy hook...

On television, we've watched again and again, the same thing. Folks use the second amendment and a "well-regulated militia" to justify owning weapons that have been used in the merciless slaughter of

8 hours ago

Wisdom of the Hands (Site / Info)

Px3: It sounds along the ages

I’ve been released from the heroic formality of iambic pentameter – Fry has moved us on to other rhythms, rhythms that – as he points out – feel easier to speak between breaths. In the exercises over

9 hours ago

Notes from the Far Fringe (Site / Info)

Poems, Prayers, and Promises

The Last Invasion of Britain Was a Comic Opera Farce

The whole saga of The Last Invasion of Britain is told on the panoramic Fishguard Tapestry from beginning to end and is on display in its own museum in the Welsh village.  Captioned in Welsh and Engli

9 hours ago

Heretic, Rebel, a Thing to Flout (Site / Info)

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A Working In Florida

The work does not end once we say “And, as I will it, so mote it be”. Thoughts, prayers and spells are not enough to effect the change we need to bend this reality…. We as magickal practitioners must

11 hours ago

Nature’s Path (Site / Info)

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Marvelous

“In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.” —Aristotle What can you see out your window that amazes you? The Daily Compass offers words and images to inspire spiritual reflection an

11 hours ago

Daily Compass (Site / Info)

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Cheats of Spring

Yesterday was beautiful and about 60, but I was still happy I had my flannel when I was hanging out at Book Trader and Yale. Today walking though the zoo, I brought a flannel but it stayed wrapped aro

20 hours ago

Ramblings of an EdMan (Site / Info)

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A Pagan Reflects on Billy Graham

I admire Billy Graham’s dedication and devotion. But I cannot minimize the problems of what he was dedicated and devoted to. His sermons sent people into a hell of fear over the fear of hell. And he r

22 hours ago

John Beckett (Site / Info)

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Butterfly

ticketmaster® (as they style themselves) has added a new feature to their gouge-pricing business model (13.6% add-on at the end of the process in this latest instance): social engagement . They starte

22 hours ago

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Stepping into Prison Ministry Conference

From Prison Ministries of FUUN Stepping into Prison Ministry: An Introduction to the Prison Industrial Complex for Unitarian Universalists & Our Allies The Worthy Now Prison Ministry Network (a progra

23 hours ago

First Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashville (Site / Info)

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Open letters to advertisers on vicious hoax sites

As long as lawmakers and courts insist that what James Madison had in mind with the Second Amendment was unlimited weaponry for the likes of Nikolas Cruz and Adam Lanza, we’re going to have to hit the

23 hours ago

Sermons in Stones (Site / Info)

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Some things bear repeating

At the Fellowship, we’re lucky to have a front row seat to some of the most dynamic social justice movements ever! The UUFP is alive with dedicated volunteers and financial supporters. Your pledge mak

1 day ago

Changing the World @ the UUFP (Site / Info)

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Wendy Griffin retires as academic dean of Cherry Hill Seminary

COLUMBIA, S.C. –After serving as academic dean at Cherry Hill Seminary since 2011, Wendy Griffin retired from that position on Jan. 31 and has been proclaimed “academic dean emerita” by that instituti

1 day ago

The Wild Hunt (Site / Info)

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