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This Week's Prayer

Dear Ground of Being, We pray to remember, to grow in gratitude for the voices of insight among us. We remember Marcus Borg, who died this week. The liberal Christian theologian was a leader in the Je

3 hours ago

The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

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Truth and Meaning: Community College Realities

Last Sunday, the Midland Daily News published an editorial titled "Our View: Aid, scholarships already available for community college." An adequate response mandates that the falsehoods in each sente

10 hours ago

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

justice youth income inequality disillusion

The Unmerciful Servant: One of Jesus’ Parables as Remembered by Kids

Thanks to the good folk at the First Baptist Church of Marble Falls for this gem.

11 hours ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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We can never surprise nature in a corner . . . a walk along Fleam Dyke to Mutlow Hill

The woods on the way to the dyke Last Monday, I cycled over to Fleam Dyke and then walked along it to Mutlow Hill where I ate my sandwiches and had a flask of warming tea. Much needed it was too, beca

11 hours ago

CAUTE — Just travelling hopefully (Site / Info)

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Two New Preaching Dates

I am delighted to announce two new preaching dates: March 15, United First Parish Church (Unitarian), Quincy, MA May 10, The First Church in Salem, Unitarian, Salem, MA.

13 hours ago

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

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False Victory

As a former daily reporter and columnist, I was quite used to having to pull and rewrite stories on tight deadlines because the situation had changed. An arrest had been made, a source had been locate

13 hours ago

UUWF (Site / Info)

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Just for Fun, Just for Political Geeks: Nate Silver and Gang Speculate on the Presidential Field

Over at the website Fivethirtyeight.com, political (and sports) prognosticator supreme Nate Silver and his associates have a little fun speculating about the “horse race” in the two parties, even as t

15 hours ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Is there a place for poor Unitarian Universalists?

And when I ask “Is there a place for poor Unitarian Universalists?” I don’t mean one, or two, or a small handful of poor people within a congregation of prosperous people, but a vital presence of Unit

15 hours ago

Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

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Boosting the Signal

Yesterday MetaFilter started an "AskMeFi"- an Ask Meta Filter--asking women to share examples of inappropriate and inaccurate comments/treatment they've gotten based on their gender. I heard about it

22 hours ago

Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

Stones

How hard it is to chip away At  stones so tightly held Ancient hurt and anger Wrapped around them Like a glove.   Don’t hurt yourself I want to say. Lashing out at others Only rips your gloves apart T

1 day ago

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

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Mammal signs

Yesterday, Carol noticed some scat and other mammal signs in our garden. First, something has been eating the tree kale Carol has been growing. The bitten-off leaves and stems are some 425 mm / 17 inc

1 day ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

Bay area, Calif.

Faith Formation Calendar for February 2015

And a PDF that you can print at home: Faith Formation Calendar for February 2015

1 day ago

The Children's Chalice (Site / Info)

Faith Formation At Home

The Song of the Frisbee Is Sung

Walter Frederick Morrison was born on this day in 1920. An inventor, it was in 1937 he found himself quite taken with what he could do throwing a popcorn can lid. Several disadvantages ended when he s

1 day ago

Monkey Mind (Site / Info)

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Distillation

I've spent much of the past couple of months preparing sessions on Islam for the children and youth of our church. Pulling together materials from our denominational curriculum, Teaching Tolerance, an

1 day ago

Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

An Afternoon Walk

I took a walk with a couple of hundred people on Monday (including a few members of my congregation and Unitarian Universalists from other parts of Saint Louis). There were other marches that day in o

2 days ago

Rev. Thomas Perchlik's Weblog (Site / Info)

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#Selma: Death of a Meta-narrative

OK, I admit it—I love it when postmodernism calls it right. And the screeches and whines that have emanated over media since the film appeared are the sound of metanarratives dying. It was the French

2 days ago

Theopoetics (Site / Info)

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Selma: Death of a Meta-narrative

OK, I admit it—I love it when postmodernism calls it right. And the screeches and whines that have emanated over media since the film appeared are the sound of metanarratives dying. It was the French

2 days ago

UU Collective (Site / Info)

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Can Cookies Cause Insomnia?

"You know what I'm going to do after supper, Mom?" "Um... no?" "I'm going to bake cookies." Firstborn has become quite the baker recently, usually taking his offerings to his afterschool clubs. Tonigh

3 days ago

Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

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"A priest from Boston...."

At the first appearance of James Reeb in the movie Selma, I whispered over to my partner, "He's a Unitarian."  I did the same when I saw Viola Liuzzo,"Unitarian."  I wanted to claim these martyrs as o

3 days ago

Discerning a Call  - Another Possibility (Site / Info)

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Spirit of Truth, 3: Explaining Some Mysteries

We are all wounded by the race line that slashes across our psyches, whatever side of that line we may think we’re on. Once the race line has been established, there’s a projection that occurs. Learni

3 days ago

The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

Spirit of Truth