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Translation?

It appears that my voice-recognition software is not as much of a time saver as I thought it would be.  Any ideas what I meant  to say here? universal is in disney big dreams for what could be a kiss

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Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

Thankful on an autumn day

Daisy the Dog has been recovering from an injury and today was a high point. Clean dressings, fewer drugs and no vet visit tomorrow. She’s on the mend. We’ve gone to the vet every day for several days

4 hours ago

Boy in the Bands (Site / Info)

Kingdom of God

A Game of Chess: The New Jim Crow Over & Over (Part II)

As I have written about in Part I, I am currently “reading” (listening as I drive) to Michelle Alexander’s amazing book, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness. This book wa

4 hours ago

irrevspeckay (Site / Info)

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Tonight we stood together around candles that marked the spot where his body was found this morning.  Tonight we poured out our stories and our songs, our prayers and our tears. Tonight we reminded ea

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UU Collective (Site / Info)

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Crazy Making: The Short Road from Boston to Ferguson

October 22, 2014 is the 19th Annual National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation.  This day has received renewed interest in light of the events

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spirituwellness (Site / Info)

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The Chicago Couriers Union: a lesson for IWW solidarity union organizers

Recently  Juan Conatz put a copy of my 2007 article "The Chicago Couriers Union: a lesson for IWW solidarity union organizers" up on libcom. The piece appeared in the Industrial Worker and served as t

6 hours ago

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

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UNCO 14: the vocation of ministry

Christy led a session at UNCO 14 on the vocation of ministry. First, he had us list everything that a minister does, or should do, or that people want them to do, under the heading of “Describe the vo

7 hours ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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UNCO 14: writing as a spiritual practice

Mindi convened a session at UNCO 14 on writing as a spiritual practice, and as a way to make money. Participants in this session included several bloggers, a novelist or two, and nonfiction writers wr

8 hours ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

Practical religion UNCO14 Book culture

UNCO 14: pastoral self-care

Derrick convened a very helpful UNCO session on self care for pastors. As the 15 pastors who were present talked about this issue, one thing stood out for me: most congregations may be willing to hear

8 hours ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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UNCO 14: ecclesiology and entrepreneurship

During the UNCO 14 session on ecclesiology and entrepreneurship, convened by my old friend Ms. M, I got to hear a little about innovative ministries, and innovative approaches to ministry, that UNCO p

8 hours ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

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Like Sands Through the Hourglass, So Are the Days of Our Lives

Please listen to this James Taylor song before reading the sermon, it was the meditation preceding the sermon and is woven into the sermon.  It was sung live by the wonderful muscian Peter Mayer - htt

8 hours ago

Shift Happens (Site / Info)

removing barriers to participation in governance.

Join me on a thought experiment, won’t you? In this blog posting, I want to explore an idea, not advocating a particular pathway; to think outside the box and see what happens. Imagine with me that th

13 hours ago

Speaking of... (Site / Info)

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UNCO arts and crafts

UNCO is not all talk. Deb brought supplies from her crafts closet to UNCO 14, and set up a table with collage materials, including a couple of old hymnals. She put a placard on this table: “Revision A

14 hours ago

Yet Another Unitarian Universalist (Site / Info)

UNCO14 Art and religion Lowell Mason Sarah Flower Adams

The Meaning of the Daodejing (Tao Te Ching) for Today

Parker Palmer, in his modern spiritual classic A Hidden Wholeness: The Journey Toward an Undivided Life relates the classic Daoist tale known as “The Woodcarver”: A master carver, made a bell stand of

17 hours ago

Carl Gregg (Site / Info)

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Thank you for the warm welcome!

Submitted by Chris Hockman Hi UUFP! I just wanted to thank all of you for the warm welcome you have shown me in these past months. I’d like to offer some extra-special gratitude to the newly-appointed

20 hours ago

UU Fellowship of the Peninsula (Site / Info)

Sermons EDITION: November 2014

Look Outward Angels!

I asked 'why did the UUA not issue a national call to Ferguson with the same reach and urgency that it did for the Moral Movement March in North Carolina, or the People's Climate March?'. It was a wro

20 hours ago

thelivelytradition (Site / Info)

Restraint, Of A Sort

Last year I came home from this work conference with nearly two dozen books. This year I only brought home six books. Mostly because I have a bunch of last year's reading left to do. And I wasn't chec

1 day ago

Remembering Attention (Site / Info)

Furtive Movements: The New Jim Crow Over & Over (part I)

Maybe you were like me when the George Zimmerman trial was going on, shocked (not necessarily surprised) that the defense would come up with something so totally messed up as to say that Trayvon Marti

1 day ago

irrevspeckay (Site / Info)

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Expanding the Circle 2

Inclusion Strenthens, Rather than Weakens “For I was seeing in the sacred manner the shape of all things of the spirit, and the shapes as they must live together like one being. And I saw that the sac

1 day ago

The Liberal Pulpit (Site / Info)

Expanding the Circle

Letting Go For the Blessing

Reading - "Letting Go," a selection from Transitions: Making Sense of Life's Changes by William Bridges Why is letting go so difficult? This is a puzzling question, especially if we have been looking

1 day ago

Discerning a Call  - Another Possibility (Site / Info)

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